The long-awaited Resident Evil 4 remake is now available as a playable demo
At the Capcom Spotlight live stream, producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi announced the Resident Evil 4 remake’s new playable demo. Known as the Chainsaw demo, fans can play the demo without a time-bound, as Capcom and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi clarified. Since its first announcement, players have been waiting to get their hands on the game, and now, it seems possible. The preview is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows and Xbox Series X. Players can download and play the game multiple times. This demo gives players a chance to understand the game’s setting in the village and face their known enemy, the Chainsaw man. The playable demo is now available on official digital storefronts like the PlayStation store, Xbox Live and Steam.
The setting of the playable demo
The Resident Evil 4 Remake will be available within a few weeks, and many fans were speculating about the official trailer of the demo. It can be found that the playable demo, called the “Chainsaw Demo”, is set in the opening sequence of the game. Leon S. Kennedy, the protagonist, is seen facing the angry plague-infested mob along with the infamous Chainsaw man. With the appearance of wearing a sack and wielding a chainsaw, the pursuit of sawing the protagonist is the main motive of the Chainsaw man. The official description of the Chainsaw Demo describes the game as a specially tuned version of the opening scenes of the game.
Capcom and its reputation for releasing demos
Regarding releasing demos for Resident Evil, Capcom has a good reputation for its past Resident Evil titles. The Resident Evil 7 came out with a teaser titled “Beginning Hour”, which became the most famous one. However, the next few games of the series got their demos with time restrictions on the gameplay. Fans did not like this, which made Capcom rethink the demos and remove the time limitations. So as stated above, the producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said players could enjoy the demo, and it holds new mechanics and knife parries. Furthermore, players can keep playing the demo unless the full version of the game is released.
How to play the Demo
The downloadable demo is available on the digital storefronts of PlayStation, Xbox and Steam. Players must sign in to their official accounts and visit the official digital storefronts. If it doesn’t appear on the first go, search for it by writing the game or demo titles. However, the file size of the demo can differ, so players need to keep sufficient storage space for the installation.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is set to launch on the 24th of March across PlayStation, Windows and Xbox. So with a couple of weeks remaining, players can enjoy the demo’s gameplay and play it as numerous times as they want. Read more about Capcom Cup X.