Resident Evil 3 demo available now, here's how to start playing

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The Resident Evil 3 demo is available to download and play right now. You don't need to worry about a time limit like you did in the Resident Evil 2 demo, but you do need to worry about Nemesis showing up and ruining your day.

Here are the links to download the Resident Evil 3 demo in the US:

The demo takes place in an early portion of the game, so story spoilers shouldn't be a concern. It's also been specially tuned to provide an initial experience with the game, so don't be surprised if things are a little different in the full version.

Capcom has also announced that an open beta for RE3's multiplayer component,  Resident Evil: Resistance, will begin starting on March 27 and run for a limited time. You can watch the trailer to celebrate the announcement below, and read more on Capcom's blog post here

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The Resident Evil 3 remake is dropping this April, but you won't have to wait that long to get an idea of the gameplay. According to the official Resident Evil twitter account, a demo is on the horizon.

Aside from the announcement that a demo is "on the way," we've got no other details about when or what it will entail. The tweet promises more details "in the near future" but gosh if that doesn't make it even harder to wait.

Luckily, we've got an idea of how the game feels, as we recently went head-to-head with the big bad Nemesis himself. Check out our Resident Evil 3 hands-on here for an idea of how the remake feels - both the single player and multiplayer modes. It's clear that the updated Nemesis will be an imposing and difficult enemy to face, but just how difficult is uncertain. 

It's unknown if this upcoming demo will feature the multiplayer Resistance mode, the single player campaign, or both, but the Nemesis hype is real, so a single player demo wouldn't be surprising. Stay tuned, as there's bound to be an announcement detailing the contents of the demo very soon. We'll update this story accordingly.

The Resident Evil 2 remake was wildly successful, so the pressure is on Resident Evil 3 to deliver a game that expands upon an already great one. Resident Evil 3 will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3. 

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.