Resident Evil 3 demo releases this week

With a Resident Evil Resistance Open Beta due later in the month.

The much-anticipated Resident Evil 3 demo will release this week, March 19.

It’s been a long wait since Capcom first teased a Resident Evil 3 demo, and we’re pretty sure series fans have all but turned into frothing zombies in their ravenous hunger. Thankfully, unlike the T-Virus, there is a cure, and thanks to the official Resident Evil Twitter, we now know it arrives this Thursday.

Resident Evil 3 demo release date announced
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The Resident Evil 3 demo will give players a glimpse into the collapse of Raccoon City, likely featuring gameplay from previous live showcases and press demos, with Jill on a mission to reset power to a station packed with survivors. If we’re lucky, we might even be given a first opportunity for Nemesis to horribly murder us with his flamethrower and tentacles. Lovely stuff. Here’s the official explanation from Capcom:

“We’re excited to announce that this highly anticipated demo for Resident Evil 3 is just a few days away,” the Capcom Unity blog post states. “Featuring a slice of the full game that launches on April 3rd, you’ll step into the shoes of Jill Valentine as she attempts to make a desperate escape from Raccoon City as it rapidly descends into chaos.

“While there’s a bit more focus on action in Resident Evil 3 compared to last year’s Resident Evil 2, you won’t want to go in guns blazing – it may be a demo, but you’ll need to conserve your ammo and items if you want to stand a chance of surviving. We don’t want to spoil the fun of letting you all explore the demo on your own, so get ready for a quick trip to Raccoon City on March 19th.”

The Resident Evil 3 demo isn’t the only test on the way, however. Capcom also announced today that a pre-release open beta for Resident Evil Resistance will be kicking off on March 27. Resistance is a free multiplayer spin-off mode that comes included with Resident Evil 3. In it, four players work together as Survivors to escape the laboratory traps of a fifth Mastermind player. The cruel and calculating Mastermind summons creatures and places traps via a deck of cards, occasionally jumping in directly to attack the Survivors as regular monsters or a powerful ultimate bioweapon. For more information on the Survivors and Masterminds announced for Resident Evil Resistance so far, click here.

Once again, the Resident Evil 3 demo releases March 19, with the Resident Evil Resistance open beta kicking off March 27. Resident Evil 3 launches April 3 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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