Resident Evil Village is getting a demo on the PC, but you’re going to have to wait a wee while before you can play it. Capcom has revealed during its Resident Evil showcase that a special demo featuring a character called Maiden is coming to PlayStation 5 today, and that a separate, new one is coming to all platforms in spring.
We don’t know more than that, right now, but we do know that the PlayStation-exclusive demo takes place during a different time to Ethan’s story, though it’s teased you may find references to it when the horror game comes out. Little is given away about its main character Maiden, either – she is merely a girl trapped in Dimitrescu Castle. It looks like that demo is primarily designed to give you a feel for the atmosphere as there’s no combat or blocking, though there is some puzzle-solving.
“The Maiden demo doesn’t take place during the main story of Resident Evil Village,” Resident Evil Village Producer Peter Fabiano tells PlayStation Blog. “Maiden was originally designed as a visual demo that would allow you to explore the inside of Dimitrescu Castle, but it evolved to include a short story and puzzle-solving.”
If you’ve missed the showcase itself, you can catch it below:
It was also revealed that the Resident Evil Village release date is May 7, 2021, so there’s not long to wait now. Can you run it? Check out the Resident Evil Village system requirements on PCGameBenchmark.