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Resident Evil 8 Village demo in PS5: how to download Maiden

Resident Evil Village has unveiled new gameplay, release dates and playable platforms. In addition, there's a PS5-exclusive demo putting you in the shoes of Maiden,

Resident Evil 8 Village demo in PS5: how to download

On Thursday, Resident Evil Village unveiled new gameplay, release dates and platforms on which it will be playable. In addition to this, it also comes with a treat for Resident Evil fans with a PS5-exclusive demo that is available for download now on the Playstation Store.

Resident Evil 8: walk the Maiden path

The demo puts us in the shoes of a Maiden, who has to try and escape from a dungeon, so this means we won't be controlling Ethan in this trial. Capcom has already said that it plans to release another demo in the spring for all platforms. In their own words:

Resident Evil 8 Village demo in PS5
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Resident Evil 8 Village demo in PS5

'A Maiden awakens in a dark, damp dungeon. Her only thought, "I must make my escape!"

For this special look at the world of Resident Evil Village you are the Maiden. You must swallow your fears and make your way through the horrors to once again find the light.

Players will be treated to beautiful visuals with ray-tracing and 3D audio that create an immersive, high-quality survival-horror experience.'

It's important to stress that this demo is meant to show what the game looks like with the RE Engine on the new generation of consoles, and so it's actually not part of the final game, which stars the same character as that in Resident Evil 7. In fact, during the showcase it has already been explained that we won't be able to shoot or block, one of the new mechanics for this game.

How to download the Maiden: Resident Evil 8 demo for PS5

To access the Resident Evil Village demo for PS5, called the Maiden Resident Evil Visual Demo, simply enter the Playstation Store from your console and select it on the main screen, where it is available. If you don't see it, search for it by typing Maiden in the magnifying glass on the top right. Once you are on the Maiden tab, you will see a button that says "download demo". If you click on that, the download will start. Simples.

  • Open your PS5 homescreen.
  • Go to the Store.
  • Search for Resident Evil Village.
  • Scroll down until you see the Resident Evil Village demo.
  • Download the Maiden demo.

The demo is 3.95 gigabytes in size and will download as long as you have enough space on your hard drive. If you don't have access to the console and want to prepare it for download, you can also use the url available from the PC in your browser, which you can find here. Simply click on 'add to library' and when you connect the console, it will be downloaded.

Note that in addition to the visual demo of Maiden, the product sheet for Resident Evil Village has also been uploaded, so it is now available for pre-order in its various digital versions.


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