Resident Evil 6 demo access shipping with Dragon's Dogma, comes to 360 two months earlier

Resident Evil diehards might want to consider picking up a copy of Dragon's Dogma this spring, as Capcom has revealed it will be infecting Xbox 360 and PS3 retail versions of the fantasy actioneer with online tokens for a Resident Evil 6 demo.

Owning an Xbox 360 appears to be the fastest way to test drive the Resident Evil sequel. According to Capcom's blog, when Dragon's Dogma drops on May 22 in North America (May 25 in the UK), it will include a code to access the demo in the Xbox LIVE marketplace on July 3. Meanwhile, PS3 owners will still have the code for a PlayStation Network unlock, but will have to wait until September 4 in North America and September 5 in the UK to get in on the flesh eating fun.

Since Resident Evil 6 was announced earlier this month, Capcom has wasted no time stirring up excitement for the latest Resident Evil chapter, which stars series staples Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy in an all new story set ten years after the Raccoon City incident. This latest marketing stunt is a big coup for Dragon's Dogma, which will likely receive way more attention now that it's paired up with one of Capcom's biggest series. Question is: will you take the bait?

Resident Evil 6 is set to spawn for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC worldwide on November 20. Check out our launch trailer dissection , or rock out with our our remix here.


  • IceBlueKirby - January 31, 2012 10:02 p.m.

    Dragon's Dogma sounds like a really cool game, and I do intend to pick it up, but I'm not sure I'll get it brand new just for the RE6 demo since I'm going to buy RE6 whether I play a demo or not.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 31, 2012 1:53 p.m.

    I'd keep Dragon's Dogma and eBay the shit out of the code.
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 31, 2012 1:35 p.m.

    Sounds like a deal to me.
  • pr0tostar - January 31, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    I'm actually looking forward to Dragon's Dogma, but since I'm PS3, this isn't exactly icing on the cake or anything lol.
  • BladedFalcon - January 31, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    Hm, releasing a demo so soon? Even though they obviously hid it well, and been working on it for a while, it's still kinda hard to believe that RE6 is really coming out so soon. I'm all for it as long as the game is properly polished. Guess we'll see once the demo comes out.
  • james-ashby - January 31, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    Have not even herd anything about this "dogma" game, but damn I want to play the demo, I'm going to try and buy the game and take it right back just to get the code. I really hope this RE is a good one, 4 was beast but 5's plot was stupid as shit. any one here anything about another cg resident evil movie????
  • GhostbustTyler - January 31, 2012 9:21 a.m.

    Sweet, I have to buy some game that looks terrible for $60 to play a demo of a game I actually want to spend $60 on. Thanks for ripping off your fans again Crapcom.
  • Spade103 - January 31, 2012 9:41 a.m.

    No, you don't 'have' to buy some game that looks terrible for $60 to play a demo of a game. It's an option for those who want to, they're not holding a gun to your head. The world isn't going to end if you don't play that demo.
  • liamario - January 31, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    Absolutely ridiculous decision to block demo access to another platform. You could get away with it for a beta; but to effectively not market something is just insanely stupid.
  • majormoses117 - January 31, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    I think that blocking demo access, or offering exclusive demo access, actually markets the product more than just releasing it simultaneously. Yes, it feels like a slap in the face to PS3 owners eagerly awaiting the game, but I think that there will be an even bigger buzz about the demo because of the fact that they decided to release it earlier to specific people.
  • KaosCookieXIII - January 31, 2012 8:39 a.m.


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