Resident Evil 3 Remake’s Demo is Coming This Week

Get your first (second?) taste of Resident Evil 3 on Thursday.

While the game is still a few weeks out, those looking forward to the Resident Evil 3 remake will get some hands-on time this Thursday, March 19 through a new demo.

The demo will feature protagonist Jill Valentine as she attempts to help civilians escape Raccoon City, where the T-virus outbreak is rampant. Somewhere along the way Nemesis is going to make an appearance, where he will no doubt be trying to ruin Jill’s day. But at least he won’t be able to break into safe rooms. Maybe one of these days he’ll break into something else though, like the music industry or esports journalism.

For some reason probably involving digital storefront updates completely out of Capcom’s control, the Xbox One version of the demo will go live at 12 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, with the PlayStation 4 and Steam versions set to go up at 1 p.m. Eastern the same day.

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But wait, there’s more. The Resident Evil: Resistance multiplayer mode featuring star of the show Martin Sandwich isn’t being entirely neglected in this deal. The mode will be going into open beta a week before the actual launch of Resident Evil 3 on March 27. The asymmetrical multiplayer supports five players, four of which play as survivors attempting to escape the experiments of the fifth player. Each survivor has a special ability that only they can use, and coordination and teamwork between all four players is required to overcome anything the fifth “mastermind” player throws at them. The beta will begin on the 27th and end when Resident Evil 3 launches on April 3.

I’m sure it will be dope for fans to fight against a fictional virus outbreak while the rest of the world outside their homes is in the midst of dealing with a real virus outbreak. Really we can all use the catharsis of fighting against things that vaguely, or in this case, overtly resemble the troubles of our real lives, yeah?

If you’ve not played the Resident Evil 2 remake yet, there’s still time to get caught up on Capcom’s apparent Resident Evil remake initiative between now and Resident Evil 3’s launch. And if you need any help getting started or just finding things that seem to allude you, we here at Fanbyte have got you covered on Resident Evil 2 guides.

Having trouble working your way through some of the game’s puzzles? There’s a guide for that. Mr. X, the fedora-wearing man who stalks Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield throughout the entire game, making things difficult for you? There’s a guide for that, too. Or do you just want to know where your favorite weapons are so you can deal with Resident Evil 2’s brand of zombies and other monsters the way you feel best fits your playstyle? My friend, we’ve also got a guide for that.

Or, if you just want to know if the remakes might be your jam, you can just read the Fanbyte review of Resident Evil 2.