During the Resident Evil showcase, Capcom has announced a new Resident Evil Village demo for PS4 and PS5.

The demo will release on May 1, 2021 and will be available for a limited time. Specifically, you can access the demo from May 1 at 5pm PDT to May 2 at 5pm PDT in North America. While also being available from May 2 at 2am CEST to May 3 at 2am CEST.

As opposed to the Maiden demo, this one will offer a bit more than a tone setter. Capcom announced this demo will offer 60 minutes to explore the world of RE8. Whether you choose to venture into the castle or explore the village proper, the choice is yours. Being the man of culture that I am, I will immediately make Lady Dimitrescu‘s location, my top priority.

Resident Evil Village Demo

For PlayStation players, you can access the demo a bit earlier, although what you can explore will be segmented. See, the Village will be available for 8 hours from April 17 at 5pm PDT to April 18at 1am PDT. The Castle Dimitrescu, otherwise known as TOP PRIORITY, comes next, being available from April 24 5pm PDT to April 25 at 1am PDT/ April 25 7pm CEST to April 26 at 3am CEST. Obviously, PlayStation players merely get to access the demo a bit before the May 1st release on other platforms. Only difference, being the demo is split in 2 parts instead of coming in 1 package.

If you rather wait to try out the whole package, PlayStation players can still do so by simply waiting for the worldwide release on May 1st. Pre-load for the new Resident Evil Village Demo will become available later today on the PlayStation Store. Now, if you’ll excuse me, Lady Dimitrescu awaits my arrival.

Download links to pre-load the Village demo here on the PS4 and here on the PS5! Don’t forget to pre-order at Best Buy to receive a FREE SteelBook case. There’s still two free Resident Evil Village you need to download!