We’re just over a month away from the launch of the Resident Evil 2 remake, but you might not have to wait that long to give the game a shot. Capcom has been steadily releasing screenshots, trailers, and gameplay videos, but so far there’s been no official announcement of a playable demo. That’s likely changing soon, as a demo listing has just been discovered on the Xbox Store.

According to True Achievements, the Xbox Store is getting a “Resident Evil 2 1-Shot Demo” on January 11th, and it will be available until January 31st. Players will have 30 minutes to explore the Raccoon Police Department. Here’s the full description:

“This specially tuned demo allows you to experience the newly reimagined Resident Evil 2, but be warned: whilst you can continue as many times as you like after dying, you’ll only have 30 MINUTES to complete the demo. Take in the horror atmosphere at your own pace, or make a desperate dash to solve all the puzzles Raccoon Police Department has to offer? The choice is yours! Originally released in 1998, Resident Evil 2, one of the most iconic games of all time, returns completely reimagined for next-gen consoles. – Play individual campaigns for both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield using an all new 3rd person view – Explore the zombie infested areas of Raccoon City, now stunningly re-built using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine. – New puzzles, storylines and areas Note: This demo is available until 1/31/2019. You must be signed in and have an active internet connection to play.”

So far there’s no official confirmation from Capcom regarding this demo, and there’s no word of a PlayStation 4 or PC demo, but it’s unlikely that the demo would be Xbox-exclusive. Sony has always had a strong relationship with Capcom when it comes to Resident Evil.

Source: True Achievements

Ben Lamoreux


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