Resident Evil 2 Remake Costumes

Capcom continues to drive interest towards the Resident Evil 2 reimagining. The game is far more than just a remake of its source material. To bring a game into modern times from its PlayStation 1 and Nintendo 64 origins, Capcom had its work cut out for it. To showcase its development, a new 30-minute demo has been revealed. But it will only be available for download from January 11-31, and it has a number of limitations.

A “1-Shot Demo”

The playable demo for Resident Evil 2 looks like it will feature a slice of the full game to explore. But, there are a few important tidbits to get acquainted with before jumping in. Firstly, you’ll only be allowed to play the demo for 30-minutes in total. There is a specific mission objective in place that can be completed during this time. In doing so, you can restart the demo and play it again until your total playtime has expired. If you die in the process, you can only restart the demo and play until your 30-minute time limit is reached.

There isn’t much context given if this is part of the game’s story, or how far in it may be. What we do know is that “Leon S. Kennedy as he arrives at Raccoon City Police Station in the ultimate worst first day on the job.”  This places the timeline during the early stages of the game. However, “Leon must survive vicious zombies and solve puzzles to find safe passage out of the station” might place it later. Or, it might just be a place and setting to show off the shiny new everything.

There is also no indication that the demo will include Claire Redfield’s story the way the full game does.

New Cinematic, Who Dis?

While the demo alone for Resident Evil 2 is enough to prompt praise, Capcom is also introducing a new cinematic. Unlike the demo that can only be played until time is extinguished, the trailer, on the other hand, can be viewed as many times as you please.

Resident Evil 2 releases on the PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 25, 2019.

Greg Bargas
A console gamer gone rogue. Collector of retro games, lover of hardware. Find me every Tuesday at 6PM CST on Destructoid's SpotDodge live podcast! Rocket League, anyone?

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