There is a huge amount of anticipation surrounding the upcoming release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake – and with the announcement of a limited time demo event, we can only imagine those excitement meters will begin to overflow.
Announced today by Capcom and running between the 11th-31st January 2019 is the 1-Shot Demo event for Resident Evil 2.
Coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC, this demo will give horror fans the world over the chance to take a sneak peek at the remade Resident Evil 2 prior to the official launch on January 25th.
But this 1-Shot Demo is slightly different to the usual demo that we know and love and in it players will find themselves taking on the challenge of surviving the horrors of Raccoon City in just 30 minutes. The catch is that should you be able to complete the mission objective under 30 minutes, then you can restart the mission until the full 30 minutes is up. If however you fail to beat back the zombie masses, you can continue any number of times until the full 30 minutes have been reached.
But why would you want to be doing this? Well, at the end of the demo a brand new cinematic trailer exclusive to demo participants will be revealed, and whilst you won’t be able to restart the demo once the time is up, Capcom will give you the gift of being able to watch the video multiple times.
As you may expect, the 1-Shot Demo will see you stepping into the boots of rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy as he arrives at Raccoon City Police Station in the ultimate worst first day on the job. Leon must survive vicious zombies and solve puzzles to find safe passage out of the station. With an entire building of flesh-eating nightmares lurking between Leon and his escape while the clock ticks down, you’ll need to be sure you are found killing more than just time.
Resident Evil 2 is available to pre-order right now on Xbox One and will, upon release on the 25th January 2019, offer a completely fresh take on the classic survival horror experience from the late-1990s. Breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game are all promised and when you combine in the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series, you’ll quickly discover why so many want to see the iconic title return.
Will you be giving the 1-shot demo a ‘shot’, or are you holding out for the full Resident Evil experience? Do the latest Resident Evil titles like Resident Evil 7: biohazard appeal to you more? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.