Resident Evil 8 demo, trailer, and date to test Capcom’s survival horror

Resident Evil 8 demo is now available to see new mode in the game. The expectation was maximum around the new event starring Resident Evil 8: Village a few weeks after its premiere in stores around the world, and Capcom has not wanted to disappoint its followers by presenting a new and exciting trailer of its long-awaited adventure of action and horror in the first person, but also, specifying the date and details of the new RE 8 demo that this time will be available on all platforms, although PlayStation users will once again enjoy an extra advantage: early access days.

PlayStation will have early access to the new demo

The Resident Evil Village story trailer shows several of the dangerous locations that we will explore in this new survival horror that has been designed with the “concept of a beautiful but also terrifying town in mind”, according to the producer of the game, Tsuyoshi Kanda. “Of course, there is also combat, resource management and the horror elements you expect from Resident Evil,” with “a ton of content” to discover during the game.

Lady Dimistrescu and other main characters of this adventure can be seen in a trailer that draws some new enigmas in the history of this survival horror starring Ethan Winters, who we already embody in the fantastic Resident Evil 7. But there is more, as we said, Since Capcom has taken advantage of this event to announce the details and date of the new RE8 demo, which will be available on PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.

Resident Evil 8 demo date

Resident Evil 8 demo
Resident Evil 8

Players will be able to enjoy a 60-minute demo version that will allow you to freely explore Lady Dimitrescu’s village and castle. You can choose to explore both places or select what we want to see, to go directly to what interests us. Its premiere will take place:

  • North America: May 1 from 5:00 p.m. to May 2 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Europe: May 2 from 2:00 p.m. to May 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Although Resident Evil 8 demo will be available free to all users, Capcom has announced that PlayStation users will be able to enjoy this playable demo beforehand at an event they have called “8 Hours in Village”. What does this mean? There will be two demos of 30 minutes each (you have that time before it restarts) that can be enjoyed for just eight hours, days before the premiere of the demo shared by all platforms. The dates of this special Resident Evil 8 demo are:
30 minute Village demo:

  • North America: April 17 at 5:00 p.m. to April 18 at 1:00 a.m.
  • Europe: April 18 at 7:00 p.m. to April 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Castle 30 minute demo:

  • North America: April 24 at 5:00 p.m. to April 25 at 1:00 a.m.
  • Europe: April 25 at 7:00 p.m. to April 26 at 3:00 p.m.

Mercenaries Mode in Resident Evil 8

Mercenaries Mode in Resident Evil 8
Mercenaries Mode in Resident Evil 8

The director of RE8, Morimasa Sato, has taken advantage of this special event to unveil one of the extra game modes of his long-awaited survival horror. Mercenaries mode is back with interesting news that seek to take advantage of the new horror experience that the game offers. “This is a very beloved minigame in the Resident Evil series,” said the Japanese creative, who has detailed some of his new additions.

Mercenaries is a much loved mode in the Resident Evil seriesMorimasa Sato

The central idea of ​​Mercenaries is to take down all the enemies in a time limit with a game style reminiscent of the arcade, rather than a horror adventure. To achieve this objective we have Ethan Winters’ arsenal of weapons, but also special powers that allow us to customize the game, adjusting the action to our way of playing. In The Duke’s store we can buy weapons, equipment and improvements for our pistols, shotguns and more. We will progressively have more options to update the equipment, improving the shooting power, or the range of action of a weapon.

In terms of skills, Capcom has shown some of these advantages such as greater speed, greater damage with firearms, better defense, or the option of crushing enemies with blows. “It is full of surprises and there are special rewards,” concludes the creative.

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