'Resident Evil Village' Demo: Schedule and What to Expect

Capcom's Resident Evil showcase on Thursday gave fans more information on the upcoming eighth installment of the franchise, Resident Evil Village, including details on an upcoming demo.

Although Resident Evil Village isn't set to release until May, fans will be able to play portions of the game for a limited time.

Unlike the Maiden demo that was released a few months back, this next demo will be straight from the game, giving players a small taste of what they will experience. If you're looking to play the Resident Evil Village demo for yourself, continue reading for all the information.

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There will be three sessions for the Resident Evil Village demo, each offering different maps and experiences.

The first session will begin Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. EDT for North American players. European players will be able to play Sunday, April 18, at 7 p.m. CEST. This session will last for eight hours, but the demo itself is just 30 minutes long.

Players will be able to play in the village map for this first session.

Resident Evil Village's second demo session will also be just 30 minutes long, but it'll take place in the castle map. That second demo will also be available for eight hours, and it will start in North America on Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m. EDT. European players will be able to play the second demo on Sunday, April 25, at 7 p.m. CEST.

These first two demo sessions are only available for PS4 and PS5 users.

The final demo will encompass both the village and demo maps. It'll be available for 24 hours, but the demo will last for one hour.

North American players can start playing this session on Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m. EDT. European players will be able to join on Sunday, May 2, at 7 p.m. CEST. This session will be available to not just PlayStation users, but Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S users as well, along with Steam and Google Stadia users.

Need a schedule for the #ResidentEvilVillage demos? We've got you covered! Check out the schedule below for when the demo will be live. Play the first two for 30 minutes each, and the third for 60 minutes! pic.twitter.com/KHxmyUq7kM

— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) April 15, 2021


Fans can expect the same first-person horror-survival game mechanics that the series has become known for.

Capcom's Resident Evil showcase gave some more details and gameplay on what players can expect when they jump into the demos over the next few weekends. You can see for yourself in the showcase footage below.

Resident Evil Village is scheduled to release May 7 for PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Google Stadia.

Are you excited for the upcoming demo? Which is your favorite Resident Evil game? Let us know in the comments section.