NewsVideo Games

Resident Evil Village Shows Off Gameplay, Maiden Demo Releases Today

Resident Evil Village gameplay footage trailer exclusive PlayStation 5 demo Maiden PS5 demo Capcom Resident Evil 8 RE8

If you’re excited for Resident Evil Village, you’ll be happy to know that Capcom just dropped an extended look at gameplay, and a playable demo called Maiden is launching exclusively on PlayStation 5 today. Our longest look at the latest entry in the publisher’s bestselling survival horror series arrived during today’s Resident Evil Showcase. The gameplay shows us how both ranged and melee combat play into the eighth installment, with players now able to guard against enemy attacks. You can watch some of the new features Capcom is bringing to Resident Evil Village below (beginning at 34:50).

The Maiden demo, on the other hand, is a separate experience from Resident Evil Village, serving as a way for players to get a sneak peek of the game’s setting on PlayStation 5, starting today. Capcom adds that the demo is a great way to showcase 3D audio on PlayStation 5, with the publisher promising an extremely tense experience that features no combat. A second, separate demo will arrive this spring and come to all platforms.

Resident Evil Village was shown off for the first time in June 2020. Preorders have opened for when it launches on May 7, 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S.

About the author

Michael Cripe
Michael joined The Escapist team back in 2019 as a news reporter but has been covering games, movies, TV, and music since 2015. Most of his time is spent on the news team, but you’ll definitely see his name pop up in the opinion and interview sections from time to time. From the most obscure indie games to the industry’s AAA juggernauts, there’s nothing Michael isn’t interested in digging into. The vast majority of Michael’s work can be found at The Escapist, but his bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism has led him to other sites like OnlySP, Gameranx, and Kansas City’s The Pitch. When he’s not writing, Michael is probably playing Super Mario Sunshine, Dead Space, or The Binding of Isaac. If you’d like to connect and talk about the latest in pop-culture, you can follow Michael on Twitter (@MikeCripe), Instagram (mike_cripe), or LinkedIn if that’s your thing, I guess.