Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo Self-Destructs After 30 Minutes

Beat the zombies before time runs out.

Capcom has announced a new Resident Evil 2 "1-Shot" Demo which, true to its name, will give players a limited time to complete it before it disappears forever.

Starting on January 11, players can download the special Resident Evil 2 Remake demo on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam that lets them explore the Raccoon City Police Department as they like. The catch is that the demo is set to a 30-minute timer. Beat the demo in under 30 minutes, and you can replay the demo again. Die, and you can restart within the time limit. But if you go over 30 minutes without finishing the demo, then that's just bad luck.

Players who get to the end of the demo and reach the ending will be able to see an exclusive new cinematic trailer. You don't need to beat the demo to experience the trailer, just reach the end of your 30-minute limit. While players can watch the new trailer as many times as they'd like, the playable portions of the demo aren't accessible once time is up.

The RCPD is an iconic location in Resident Evil history, and Capcom is giving players free reign over its zombied hallways. It's a shame the time with the demo is limited, but perhaps it will increase the intensity of the experience. So long as Mr. X doesn't show up.

Resident Evil 2 Remake comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on January 25. For more, check out our Resident Evil 2 guide for news, trailers, previews, and release info.

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