The highly anticipated Resident Evil 2 remake is set to hit store shelves in a mere 18 days, and fans are looking to get their hands on the game in anyway possible. With its high availability of the game’s demo being found at media and press events after its initial E3 2018 announcement, fans have been hoping to get a chance to check out the game before launch. It now looks like they may have their chance, but only for a specific install base.
As reported by the UK’s Daily Star, the demo for the 1998 remake is set to go live on January 11th exclusively on the Xbox One. The 1-Shot Demo is set to give players the opportunity to experience the game for one 30 minute session. Players can die as much as they want, but are locked to a 30 minute time frame, in which the player will be locked out of the experience afterwards. The demo’s description reads as follows:
“This specially tuned demo allows you to experience the newly reimagined Resident Evil 2, but be warned: whilst you can continue as many times as you like after dying, you’ll only have 30 MINUTES to complete the demo.
Take in the horror atmosphere at your own pace, or make a desperate dash to solve all the puzzles Raccoon Police Department has to offer? The choice is yours! Originally released in 1998, Resident Evil 2, one of the most iconic games of all time, returns completely reimagined for next-gen consoles.
Play individual campaigns for both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield using an all-new 3rd person view.
Explore the zombie-infested areas of Raccoon City, now stunningly re-built using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine.
New puzzles, storylines and areas Note: This demo is available until 1/31/2019. You must be signed in and have an active internet connection to play.”
The Xbox One exclusivity comes off as a bit surprising though. While given the recent Xbox One exclusivity of Devil May Cry 5‘s demo, Resident Evil 2 was revealed at Sony’s E2 2018 press conference, inferring the marketing rights lie with Sony.
Resident Evil 2 is set to launch on January 25th, 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
UPDATE (1/8/2019 11:30AM): While the demo has been confirmed to be releasing on January 11th, 2018, it will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. We incorrectly reported a rumor that the demo would be a times exclusive for the Xbox One above.