CAPCOM has officially announced that the demo of Resident Evil 3 will be coming on Thursday, March 19th.
However, players on the Xbox ONE will be the first to revisit the Raccoon City at 11:00 AM (GMT+7,) while the rest will be following on the same night at 12:00 AM (GMT+7.)
In this demo, everyone will be able to explore the area without a time limit found in 1-shot demo last year. There will also be a special unseen trailer waiting for those who can complete the demo, too.
Moreover, On March 27th, Resident Evil: Resistance will begin an open beta that runs until the game launch!
Here’s the description on the demo and Resident Evil: Resistance open beta shared via press release:
The Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo lets players step into the boots of the legendary heroine Jill Valentine, as she teams up with Carlos Oliveira and the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) to evacuate civilians from a crumbling Raccoon City. While Jill is fighting to save innocent civilians, she must also save herself from the relentless bioweapon Nemesis, whose sole objective is her demise.
As if Jill’s battle was not daunting enough, Capcom also invites players to test their limits with a challenging Mr. Charlie scavenger hunt within the Raccoon City Demo. Twenty Mr. Charlie statues are strewn across Raccoon City; can you seek and destroy all of them with Nemesis hot on your heels? An on-screen counter will help players keep track of their acquired statues and a final count will be displayed upon the demo’s completion.
Later this month, fans can also get a sneak peek at Resident Evil Resistance, the asymmetrical 4 vs 1 multiplayer experience that is included with Resident Evil 3. In the open beta starting 27 March on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and 28 March on Steam, players have the option to take on the role of two of the game’s Masterminds, Annette Birkin or Daniel Fabron, to run twisted experiments using various bioweapons and traps on a group of everyday civilians. In turn, players can band together as one of four of the six Survivors, each possessing a unique ability to help their team escape the experiment before time runs out.
The open beta will end when the game launches on April 3.
Resident Evil 3 is due out on April 3rd, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE and Steam. The game will include a new spin-off asymmetrical survival horror, Resident Evil: Resistance.