Maiden was a visual test for PS5 owners.
We know now more about Resident Evil Village than we once did as we got quite a large look at the overall game in yesterday’s showcase. PS5 owners also got something of a surprised with a demo of the game. It was probably disappointing to everyone else, as the game will be coming to most other major platforms, but there is another demo coming, with the promise of a bit more meat.
The Maiden demo available now on PS5 is specifically called a visual demo, and does not have you playing as protagonist Ethan Winters but another unnamed character who is trying to escape a castle that looks to be a key setting in the main game. It’s been said that another demo is coming sometime in Spring and on Capcom’s official Twitter, they took to promise a meatier gameplay experience. Maiden does not feature any combat, for example, only allowing you to utilize the game’s blocking function. It is quite the visual showcase, however, which you can read about through here.
Resident Evil Village will release May 7th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC on May 7th. The Maiden demo is available on PS5 now, with the second demo coming to all platforms sometime in Spring. You can also read up on the details of the game’s Deluxe and Collector’s Edition through here.
From the dev team: “We created the MAIDEN demo as a surprise for PS5 players to show just how far we can push the PS5 to its limits- that’s why we’ve added ‘Visual Demo’ to the title. For those of you who are looking for a meatier gameplay demo… please stay tuned!”
— Capcom Dev 1 (@dev1_official) January 22, 2021