Only kidding… Resident Evil 3 Remakes playable demo is arriving right on time though.
Is it luck, or conspiracy theory timing that during a worldwide pandemic a game about a virus reducing the world to the rambling undead releases a playable demo during the quarantine period that many folks are self-isolating into. Most likely luck, but what great timing; and for those that have been sent home it’s a little bit of entertainment to stop those four-walls from closing in.
This week, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via Steam) users will be able to download and play the Resident Evil 3 remake playable demo on March 19 and on completion of the demo will get to see a brand new cinematic trailer.
And as if Jill Valentine’s running duel with Nemesis wasn’t enough whilst you are traversing through Raccoon City, Capcom have slipped in a little challenge mode called “Mr Charlie” which has you performing a scavenger hunt around the zombie-infested urban sprawl. Twenty Mr Charlie statues are strewn across Raccoon City; can you seek and destroy all of them with Nemesis hot on your heels? An on-screen counter will help you keep track of your acquired statues and a final count will be displayed upon the demo’s completion. Good Luck.
But wait… there’s more! Starting March 27 you can also participate in the open beta of Resident Evil Resistance – an asymmetrical 4 vs 1 multiplayer experience that is included with Resident Evil 3. In the open beta, players have the option to take on the role of Daniel Fabron, one of the game’s four Masterminds, to run twisted experiments using various bioweapons and traps on a group of everyday civilians. In turn, players can band together as one of four of the six Survivors, each possessing a unique ability to help their team escape the experiment before time runs out.
March and April are beginning to look a little brighter, at least for Resi-fans. P.S. If you see an Umbrella symbol near any Covid-19 testing stations, it could be a good time to shit your pants.