Resident Evil 2 1-Shot Demo Is Out Now

Zombie survival for speedrunners.


Capcom teased a rather unique demo for the remake of Resident Evil 2 recently, and now it's available for you to try for yourself. You'll have to be careful not to burn too much time taking in the utterly gross sights and sounds, though, because it only lasts 30 minutes and then you can't play anymore. After an early release in Australia, it's now available around the world.

The "1-Shot" demo is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It has a hard time limit of just 30 minutes, and once that time expires, you can't play anymore. The demo takes you through a snippet of gameplay as Leon S. Kennedy, and if you finish quickly enough you can go through it again. If you fail, you can keep trying until your half-hour is up.

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Finishing the demo will give you an exclusive new cinematic trailer. You can then watch the trailer as much as you'd like even if time has expired, but the demo will be off-limits. The demo will be available through January 31.

The full game will star both Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, just like the original. The main story remains the same, but Capcom is reimagining some parts of the experience to surprise players with new scares. It also sports a different camera perspective and a more modernized control scheme to go along with it.

Resident Evil 2 is set to come out on January 25, which means the demo will be available shortly after release for those who may be on the fence. It has already earned a mention among our most anticipated games of 2019. It looks faithful but not overly beholden to the original, though Capcom is paying homage to the old game with classic costumes. For more details, check out our pre-order guide.

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