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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129 comments
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!

Unholy123
Unholy123

Yeah the RE series has left horror behind for action suspense, I mean its intresting and fun to play the demo but not scary when everyone can mfing martial arts kill these zombies with their bare hands and a stomping iunno

liam82517
liam82517

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

JillV
JillV

I meant to say "process" not press.

berserks
berserks

 @zpluffy Leon campaign is what you re looking for , chris will be like 5 and jake feel like a mix of both with a touch of re 3 .

BadHungryWolf
BadHungryWolf

"More Like a run and gun shooter game." 

 

What...do you mean you can actually run and gun at the same time in Resident Evil 6!?!! XD

lm316
lm316

 @ryancyc resident evil is converting to the CoDish formula...

berserks
berserks

 @mickyfinn84 i had more fun with the leon demo then the entire RE orc game . So i don t agree with you one bit about the demo making it seem as bad as the ORC fiasco .

BadHungryWolf
BadHungryWolf

Capcom might have reduced the series to a shadow of it's former self, though they'll never take Resident Evel Zero to Three, or Code Veronica away from us!  Classics!

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

 @djpetitte

 

WHAT!? Regenerating health? are you serious?...WOW yeah we can't even fit the word survival on this anymore just action...Jesus.

PS the next Dead Space is set on a planet covered in snow and features co-op.

You see where this is going huh.

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

 @WeskerTeam There is still the vital-sensitive attacks you can perform.  Head, arms and leg vital points are still there for more advanced melee.

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @WickedWeavile yeah, get ready for massive ban wave by your friendly neighbourhood MS

JillV
JillV

@Drakillion It's not just the demo being released exclusively on the Xbox 360 2 months ahead of the PS3, but also exclusive DLC content for Xbox 360 ahead of PS3, which it's not okay in my book.

pasofreak
pasofreak

 @Drakillion Why would anyone insult you for owning a ps3? Usually it's the other way around, PS3 owners insulting Xbox 360 owners. Pretty pathetic if you ask me..

pqwoei
pqwoei

 @y3ivan I agree with you with the button configuration, needs some getting used to

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @djpetitte i personally played the "short" demo. The combat feels like RE:ORC with free flow 3rd p. shooter. - is it bad? NO, it just needs fine tune for sensitivity and movement speed (shoulder view while aiming should be have slower movement like most 3rd p. shooter). Currently the aiming feels like playing on PS3 controller.

 

Key mapping is horrible and Hard to understand. Theres no more inventory management. Seriously who complain about the RE5 inventory should get slapped.

djpetitte
djpetitte

 @y3ivan

 I have not played the demo, no. However, I have watched previews and game footage from the demo and read many things about and it's plain to see that it is headed away from survival horror. The last great Resident evil IMO was 4.  

 @Deadly_Nemesis I like the sounds of survival horror co op only because Ive seen l4d and killing floor pull it off in multiplayer. Snow covered planet sounds cool almost something like the thing. yeah I wish there were more good survival horror games these days. I loved alan wake and shadows of the damned.