Sometimes marketing is a pain in the neck and the Resident Evil Village demo slots are a great example of bad marketing. The cunning idea was that everyone is limited to when they can play the demo so social media and streaming services are flooded with the game, thus pushing it to the top of Twitter and Twitch and giving Capcom a bunch of free advertising.
However, with very narrow time slots many people missed on on the demo so Capcom have finally caved in and announce the final demo slot will run for one week rather than just twenty-four hours. You will still only get to play for sixty minutes but you can do so at a time that suits you rather than one that suits the, well, suits, at Capcom.
The new demo window runs from 1am BST on May 2nd all the way through to 1am BST on May 10th on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Stadia.
We've heard your feedback and are extending the availability period for the final 60-minute multi-platform #REVillage demo.
The original 24-hour window starting 5PM PDT May 1 (1AM BST May 2) has been increased by a week, and now ends at the same times on May 9 PDT (May 10 BST). pic.twitter.com/8VKEU8bMnu
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) April 26, 2021
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You can download the demo using the links below. There is a demo for Xbox somewhere on the Xbox store but I can’t find it, sorry.
Capcom has confirmed that a fan favourite mode will be making its return in Resident Evil Village. That game mode is Mercenaries and it’s a big return after a quite long hiatus. The Mercenaries mode was first present in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and also appeared in Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6. The mode also saw a spin off game in the 3DS title Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D. The reveal of the Resident Evil: The Mercenaries was done during the Resident Evil Showcase, and you can see it in the trailer below.
The Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil Village will not be available until after the main campaign has been completed. In the mode, players need to get as far as possible in stages within time limits. There will be a first person view available in the mode, adding a different style to how the mode has been before which was the third person mode. Players will be able to purchase new weapons and upgrades in game, with those making it to the end of the final stage getting an additional bonus.
There’s also a new trailer for Netflix’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness which stars n Claire and Leon tackling a zombie outbreak in the White House. The movie will launch this July.