The Resident Evil 4 remake ‘Chainsaw Demo’ is out now

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Just a few weeks before the release of Resident Evil 4 Remake, Capcom has dropped the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo to give you a little taste of what to expect when the full game launches later this month.

The RE4 Chainsaw Demo will be available across all game platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC – and should be accessible very soon directly on consoles or via these store links:

The demo will feature a slice of the game from right at the beginning of the story, with the iconic opening village encounter as its centrepiece. This was a real watershed moment in the original, showing off the more dynamic environments, the faster enemies you’ll face and more. It makes the ideal section of the game to show off how the remake has overhauled the experience.

There’s no time limit, so you can play it as many times as you want.

We’ve been able to preview Resident Evil 4 a few times now, with our most recent opportunity delving into some new gameplay footage and uncovering how Capcom has remade, expanded and reimagined the game.

For example, Ashley has been completely reworked as a companion. She previously had a distinct health bar and could be grabbed and dragged off by enemies, but for the remake she no longer has a health bar. She can still take too much damage, though, and enter into a downed state where she will need to be revived. If hit while downed, then Ashely will die and you’ll have to restart from the last save or checkpoint.

The game also has knife durability, though the melee weapon has much more utility in the remake, letting you parry incoming attacks and break out from grabs much more quickly – it’s a decent trade off – and Capcom has added new side missions as well.

Resident Evil 4 remake has a release date for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PC of 24th March 2023. The game will also have PSVR 2 support, though this will be coming later down the line.

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  1. There’s also a chance you’ll be offered an ‘extreme difficulty mad chainsaw mode’ ????

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