Resident Evil Village second demo gives you one hour of playtime – play this weekend on PS5 and PS4

The second demo for Resident Evil Village has been revealed by Capcom, giving eager gamers some limited windows to play two areas from the full game before release. Over the next few weeks, you will be able to dive into the Village and Castle areas of the game, but will only give you 60 minutes to check them out across PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. However, PlayStation owners get additional and earlier opportunities to play, starting this weekend!

The 60-minute demo will be available from May 1st-3rd, with a 24 hour period that starts at at the same point in time around the world – 5PM on May 1st Pacific Time, 1AM on May 2nd in the UK, etc. etc. – You’ll be able to choose between exploring the Village and Castle sections of the full game, getting a real feel for how the game plays. It’s up to you where you explore.

Before then, PS5 and PS4 players will get “8 hours in village”, which is actually two separate 30 minute demos that you can try out in two separate 8 hour windows. The first of these is happening this weekend 17th-19th April depending on time zone, and features the Village environment. The second is next weekend 24th-26th April, featuring the Castle.

The new demo is available to pre-download now on PS5 and PS4, so you won’t miss a second. Here’s the download links:

And the specific times of availability:

30-Minute demos – PS5 and PS4 only


  • North America: April 17 @ 5pm to April 18 @ 1am (Pacific Time)
  • Europe: April 18 @ 7pm to April 19 @ 3am CEST
  • Asia: April 18 @ 5pm – April 19 @ 1am HKT


  • North America: April 24 @ 5pm to April 25 @ 1am (Pacific Time)
  • Europe: April 25 @ 7pm to April 26 @ 3am CEST
  • Asia: April 25 @ 5pm to April 26 @ 1am HKT

60-Minute demo – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, Stadia

Village & Castle:

  • North America: May 1 @ 5pm to May 2 @ 5pm (Pacific Time)
  • Europe: May 2 @ 2am to May 3 @ 2am CEST
  • Asia: May 2 @ 8am to May 3 @ 8am HKT

Resident Evil Village will be releasing for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia on 7th May 2021.

Source: PS Blog

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  1. That’s mighty helpful stuff thanks. Will definitely take a peek at the demo. I thought 7 was one of the most terrifying games I’d ever played but really enjoyed it and 8 looking to shape up well. I’ve not got much time to enjoy games these days but happily completed 7 which is no mean feat for me with all other things on my plate. Thanks again.

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