Resident Evil 3 remake demo launches March 19; Resident Evil Resistance open beta begins March 27

Open beta to run until full launch on April 3.

Resident Evil 3

Capcom will release a demo for Resident Evil 3 on March 19, the company announced. It will be available at 12:00 a.m. ET for Xbox One and 1:00 p.m. ET for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.

Additionally, Capcom announced that it will host an open beta for multiplayer component Resident Evil Resistance that starts March 27 and ends when the game launches on April 3. It will launch at 3:00 a.m. ET for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and 1:00 p.m. ET for PC via Steam.

Here is an overview of the demo and open beta, via Capcom:

Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo

The “Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo” lets players step into the boots of the legendary heroine Jill Valentine, as she teams up with Carlos Oliveira and the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) to evacuate civilians from a crumbling Raccoon City. While Jill is fighting to save innocent civilians, she must also save herself from the relentless bioweapon Nemesis, whose sole objective is her demise. The Raccoon City Demo will reveal a brand new cinematic trailer exclusive to demo participants upon completion.

As if Jill’s battle was not daunting enough, Capcom also invites players to test their limits with a challenging Mr. Charlie scavenger hunt within the “Raccoon City Demo.” Twenty Mr. Charlie statues are strewn across Raccoon City; can you seek and destroy all of them with Nemesis hot on your heels? An on-screen counter will help players keep track of their acquired statues and a final count will be displayed upon the demo’s completion.

Resident Evil Resistance Open Beta

Resident Evil Resistance is the asymmetrical four-versus-one multiplayer experience that is included with Resident Evil 3. In the open beta, players have the option to take on the role of Daniel Fabron, one of the game’s four Masterminds, to run twisted experiments using various bioweapons and traps on a group of everyday civilians. In turn, players can band together as one of four of the six Survivors, each possessing a unique ability to help their team escape the experiment before time runs out.

Resident Evil 3, which includes Resident Evil Resistance, is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3. Read more about the game here and here.

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