Resident Evil 2‘s remake demo will put the squeeze on players beyond the usual ‘trapped in a building full of zombies and wall-smashing monsters’ pressure. Due on January 11th, Capcom’s “1-Shot Demo” provides gamers simply half an hour to discover the Raccoon City police headquarters with a mission to finish. Die, and also you restart, however the clock retains on ticking down. Win, and also you restart, and the palms carry on turning. Once your thirty minutes are up, you’re locked out of town till the total game lands January 25th. An odd selection, however one positive to trigger some panicky deaths.
Brendy tried out the remake in his Resident Evil 2 preview here, and located it to be an intriguing mix of outdated and new. It’s successfully an entire new game, however masking the identical plot factors as Resident Evil 2, with heavy controls designed to evoke that sense of claustrophobia we all know the collection so properly for. Whether you win or lose, the Resident Evil 2 demo will probably be capped off with a brand new, previously-unseen trailer, and that’s all you’ll get should you load it again up after your half hour has ended. If nothing else, finishing the demo cleanly must be a enjoyable problem for streamers.
Given that so few games even do demos these days, it’s good to see one thing somewhat bit completely different executed with the thought. The thought of a time-limited trial isn’t precisely new (see the trial durations that Origin Access customers get), however this sounds prefer it’s making an attempt to seize the texture of a show-floor demo. There’s inherent pressure and stress in a ticking time restrict, particularly if you’re in a horror game the place ammo and well being shortage is a continuing concern. I’m trying ahead to making an attempt it myself this weekend – perhaps I’ll even survive to the tip.
The Resident Evil 2 remake demo launches this Friday, January 11th. The full game is due two weeks in a while January 25th, priced at £45/€50/$50.