Resident Evil 3 Demo & Resistance Open Beta

A viral outbreak has occurred, the city is on lockdown, and infection is rapidly tearing through the streets. These might seem like stories ripped from modern headlines, but in this case, they are the events leading into the story of Resident Evil 3. Capcom has announced that its upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake will see a demo come March 19. As well, its new multiplayer title, Resident Evil: Resistance, will see an open beta on March 27.

Time to slay

It looks like you’ll get the best the infested city streets of Raccoon City has to offer. The Resident Evil 3 Raccoon City Demo will go live on March 19. However, keeping in line with traditional Resident Evil-style gameplay, you’ll also see limited ammo and items during your stay.

It isn’t clear how long or how much exploration you can do during your playtime. Looking back to the previous 1-Shot Demo for Resident Evil 2, a timer limited how long you could spend running the city streets and corridors of the Raccoon City Police Department.

As well, for Resident Evil: Resistance, it isn’t clear what characters, maps, or abilities will be available during the demo. You will, however, be able to play as Mastermind, the person pulling strings behind obstacles, enemies, and surveillance cameras. The goal of playing as survivors is to help your team out alive. For Mastermind, your goal is to ensure that they don’t.

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The Resident Evil 3 remake is currently planned for an April 3 release date on PC via Steam. You can pre-purchase the game at this time through its official page on Steam. Resident Evil: Resistance, too, launches on April 3 with Resident Evil 3.

If you’re at all concerned as to whether your rig can run either game, you can view the current (somewhat incomplete) system requirements for the Resident Evil 3 remake below. At this time, there isn’t anything set for Resident Evil: Resistance hardware-wise (courtesy of Steam).


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-6300 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Greg Bargas
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