Resident Evil 6 Xbox 360 demo out today for Dragon's Dogma players

Capcom releases trial for October's horror action game on Microsoft's home console for owners of May's action RPG; demo headed to PS3 on Sept. 5.

Resident Evil 6 does not ship until October, but Xbox 360 gamers who purchased May's Dragon's Dogma can try out the game today. As was detailed in January, a demo for the new action shooter is now available on Xbox Live for those who redeem a onetime-use code found inside copies of Dragon's Dogma. The demo will become available on the PlayStation Network on September 5.

What's Resident Evil 6 all about? Certain Xbox 360 gamers can find out today.

The Resident Evil 6 demo includes three missions taken from the game's three distinct campaigns that focus on protagonists Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and Jake Muller. In the Chris Redfield mission, players will face off against the nasty J'avo humanoid creature with colleague Piers Nivans on rooftops in China.

During the Leon Kennedy mission, gamers will fight alongside Helena Harper while exploring the inside of the Ivy University campus, which is replete with zombies. Finally, the Jake Muller mission takes place in a war-torn Edonia and has players teaming up with Sherry Berkin to escape the clutches of the Ustanak, a new enemy type in Resident Evil 6.

Capcom did not say when or if it plans to make the Resident Evil 6 demo available to those who do not hold a copy of Dragon's Dogma, and a company representative told GameSpot, "No announcements have been made."

For more on the Resident Evil 6 demo, check out GameSpot's Now Playing video feature, embedded below. Resident Evil 6 launches on October 2 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a PC version to follow at a later date.

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EldeVick
EldeVick

What A Bunch of whiney ass retards Resident evil 6 Is going to be Great im a true Resident evil Fan i like all the main Resident evil Games. I will say one disappointing thing where is my favorite female character JILL VALENTINE who the fuck is Piers Chris Redfields new partner that should Be JILL.

pqwoei
pqwoei

Played the Demo, it was fun but controls need some tweaking and getting used to

arthurthe8th
arthurthe8th

it doesn't look like what i expected but its batter then RE5 and RE ORC

i think that's good enough for me

BadHungryWolf
BadHungryWolf

If Resident Evil 5 is anything to go off then I'm upset to be missing out.......

zpluffy
zpluffy

Is it just me that this game don't look scary at all? More like a run and shooting game. I mean, can't they learn from RE4, and how successful that game was. All they have to do is the same thing they did in RE4, same mechanics, improve graphics, more different zombies, different story. RE5 suck, why are they making it look like RE5. Oh deeee

NeoIostars
NeoIostars

can we please get a front page shot of this game where a character is NOT pointing a gun at the screen?

ryancyc
ryancyc

what is this, more bullets were fired in this demo then all my playthroughs of RE1-4 combined. where is the survival, where is the horror.

lm316
lm316

ahhh piratebay, i love U so much....

sadscooterpipe
sadscooterpipe

Having watched some reviews I'm still on the fence...

 

RE4 was SO GOOD and RE5 was a huge disappointment.  I loved tweaking the weapons, rearranging the suitcase (can I combine theses ammo boxes and reload so I can fit that new gun!?....whew!), and running into the merchant for upgrades!  

 

Run/gun/cover is finally a step in the right direction, but the inventory system still seems questionable.  You had a great system Capcom! Just because you keep something that works does not mean you are lazy or unimaginative.  It worked and it was fun.  Period.

 

Bring that kind of "customization" back and I'll save my rant on the " survival horror" this series has misplaced (in addition to the characters becoming moody, whiny, angst ridden jerks) for some other time.

 

Happy 4th all!

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

It's awul. I didn't think it could be as bad as RE-ORC but judging from playing the Leon demo it is. I don't even want to play the other 2 demos after that. I can't say I'm surprised after seeing the E3 demo but it's still disappointing to see that my favourite series has become dog crap.

djpetitte
djpetitte

survival horror my butt... and now it has regenerating health and no more herbs.. wow that really sucks. and whats up with 1k special edition?? things just are not looking good for resident evil IMO!  I think dead space will be a much better survival horror game. RE is shooting to much to be an action game these days and I hate it.

CovertChris
CovertChris

I'm calling BS on the fact that I have to wait  2 more months to play it.  Microsoft can go get raped by a whale.

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

I'm going to miss doing melees from RE4/5. Now you can melee anytime ... which is great but for some reason I don't think I'll ever enjoy that as much as the old melees. 

Gomtor
Gomtor

Thanks for reminding me GS.  Im on my second playthrough of this superb game and actually forgot about the demo.  Downloading it right now.

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

guys guys calm down, this is Capcom way to increase the fan base on X360, it's well known most of capcom games sell bettet on PS3, and this is the only way they can think of to make it happen.

muppen
muppen

Really enjoyed the demo. Looking forward to the game.

bigbarnacle
bigbarnacle

When does it come out if you don't have the dragon dogma game?

Tzap
Tzap

Saw RE6 being played on a stream today, i was severely disappointed 

WickedWeavile
WickedWeavile

Resident Evil 6 Xbox 360 demo out today for everyone with a torrent client and a USB stick.

nemesis1990
nemesis1990

I can understand why everyone has a problem with this, me being a PS3 user as well. However at the same time I personally don't care too much about it. I just watched the demo on youtube and I saw everything that I needed to see. In my opinion it's justs like RE5, full of action with little to no horror. Either I'll buy it second-hand or just skip it entirely. 

Drakillion
Drakillion

O_O Okay, 360 players who bought Dragon's Dogma NEW get to play the demo now but the PS3 users have to wait until September? JJ flip, what the zip?!

 

That sound utterly ridiculous. It's not a release for a game but it's for a demo, a DEMO. LOL! At this rate, we might as well just wait an extra month for the game.

 

This is so wrong.

(To anyone who'll insult me for being a PS3 user, I own a 360 and a PS3. It's just that I forgot the memo about the RE6 demo being released early for 360 users. No, I actually bought Dragon's Dogma because I wanted too, not because of some demo. I got the PS3 version.)

Poliveira23
Poliveira23

Leon has the Chun-Li crazy feet!! LOL best comments ever!

liam82517
liam82517

Worst controls of any resident evil game to date. Get it sorted capcom.

JillV
JillV

I meant to say "process" not press.

JillV
JillV

Capcom has become the slut of the gaming industry, although they're not completely at fault since Microsoft is to blame as well since they had no sh!t to show this past E3, they went to bed with Capcom and snag some exclusive content for RE6(can't remember what other games)in the press, I'm really disappointed at Capcom for being a "whore" screwing up PS3 owners or viceversa, I do not condone exclusive content for either consoles because we should all be able to get the same content, at the same time, Capcom used to be my fav. gaming company last gen. consoles, now this generation of consoles I'm losing faith in them.

X-RS
X-RS

At first glance I thought it was a Snake thumbnail in the news section >_>

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Early access does have it's advantages and yet the demo looks amazing :)

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

PS3 owners have to wait until September to get this demo? But...what about the PS3 owners who brought  Dragon's Dogma? Fuck you Capcom.

metalkid9
metalkid9

So when is it out for people who have a 360 but not dragon's dogma? O_o

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Dragon's Dogma sold way better on PS3. 360 getting it first makes zero sense. Oh well, after RE5 I'm not holding my breath.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I'm thinking the demo will be available to all when available on PSN... just makes sense

Dragazzo
Dragazzo

2 cents: 1. Am i the only one a bit baffled by the whole exclusive-to-dd-buyers-thing? I mean, if anyone should pay so that i play a demo, it's the game maker. They're trying to sell me the full game, not the other way around. 2. I understand that RE-fans who own a ps3, including myself, are anxious to try out the game, but to rage out bc u can't get the demo right now? It's just a game demo... I use demos to make sure i'm not buying crap, to try the product and examine it... Much like my 1st cent. So i'm not pissed off because i can't get the demo yet, as long as i can try before i buy - when the game comes out.

darksiED70
darksiED70

Its another game by that dollar su***ng company capcom. It will surely be another bad game. (holy crap that raccoon city was terrible). Im excited to wait for this game when it hits the discount bins in a year for 4 bucks a pop while they sell the super mega ultimate version for 60 bucks. No japanese honor in this company.

Psmitty456
Psmitty456

To anyone who has played the demo, can you move and shoot at the same time in this one? That was my only problem with RE5, other than that it was a great game. I never even bothered looking at Raccoon City..

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

People, it's got nothing to do with the publisher. It's the decision of the system developer to release online content at their own discretion. I don't know why (lately) Sony has taken longer to release content; but I suspect it's mainly because of security reasons. I have a 360 sitting right next to my PS3, yet I have no issue of waiting for it on the PS3. Which I will be doing.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

It may just me...but if the game comes out in October, and we don't get access to the demo until September....then what's the point? I could easily wait the extra month to get the full retail release, but I personally haven't played demos since the days of the original Playstation.

 

I suppose it is a moot point. I bought Dragon's Dogma because I wanted to play that game, and it did not disappoint me. The voucher code is completely worthless to me.

digi_matrix
digi_matrix

You don't need Dragon's Dogma to play the demo, just find it from NeoGAF and downloaded the files, and now playing the demo.

 

But you're not missing out by not playing the demo, it's a pretty bad shooter (Leon section is basically nothing) with some awful screen-tearing. 

JESSITO
JESSITO

this is fucking bullshit, who thought of this, the game sold like 5 times more copies on ps3 so all the dummies on xbox get to play the demo, soooo dumb

DeadPhoenix86
DeadPhoenix86

i can wait patiently until the actual release of the demo. the thing is i don't like Dragon's Dogma. even if it offers early access to the demo. its just another marketing excuse for Capcom.

MajahretDiviera
MajahretDiviera

you know i could understand getting timed exclusive demo releases for 1 or 2 weeks ahead of another console. but the fact that we got a voucher for it, in order to play it earlier than most through dragon dogma, and for PS3 owners to get this screwed over in playing the demo is just ridiculous. i mean seriously 2 freaking months, is just BS. i understand when MS pays for timed exclusive on DLC for 360owners 1 month ahead of the rest of the crowd. but for something that was supposed to be plus for gamers who invested in Dragons Dogma on PS3, to be this screwed over is really just a joke. Again for it being a demo and it being part of some extra incentive for gamers to invest in DD, i would think that they both get treated equally, even if they dont, i could understand a week or 2, but 2 freaking months is just pure BS. way to really drop the ball with PS3 owners Capcom. just when i was giving you the benefit of the doubt, thinking that you could change, that you would get better, you go and pull this BS off.  Screw you capcom!

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

I for one will be boycotting RE6. If this is how Capcom treats their loyal customers then they can forget about taking my money.

Lexicar
Lexicar

Well if PS3 owners are gonna get treated like second class gamers I'm gonna return the favour to Capcom and pick it up second-hand. Don't misunderstand, I hate it when this happens to 360 owners as well.

silentscorn
silentscorn

lost interest in this series since they made the move to making it an action game. my favorite one in the series is the original remake on gamecube. that game was awesomely scary!

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Well, considering it's the demo from E3; I'm not missing out on much. I'll just wait till I get my hands on the full game. Darksiders 2 should keep me busy for a little bit.