Resident Evil Demo start time: Castle Demo begins today on PS4 and PS5

The Resident Evil Castle Demo is the next big reveal from Capcom, offering fans another chance at experiencing the new Village experience.

Resident Evil Village is scheduled to launch in May, and the development team behind the anticipated launch have put together a new timed trial.

The good news is that everyone will be able to try out the new content before the game’s final release.

Capcom has confirmed that both the Village and Castle Demo will be available to play across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC in May.

But before that, gamers on PlayStation consoles get to try things out, with the Castle Demo going live today.

Publisher Capcom has confirmed that this weekend’s trial will only be available on PlayStation consoles and only for a very limited time.

Sony adds: “If you’re looking to step into the halls of Castle Dimitrescu, you’re in for a treat this weekend.

“PlayStation players will get early access to the terrifying yet beautiful inner workings of the castle, the stronghold of the illustrious Alcina Dimitrescu and her bloodthirsty daughters.

“It’s not available to play just yet, but you can go to the PlayStation Store to pre-download the Resident Evil Village Gameplay Demo in anticipation.

“To clear up any confusion, you just have to download that one demo. Everything will be automatically available to play through the Gameplay Demo during the designated times.

When you first step into the castle, you may immediately feel the contrast between the decrepit village of the first early access experience to its regal interior.

“One of the major motifs of this area, and the game in general, was creating environments filled with beauty.

“When players aren’t running for their lives, we wanted to create a setting that they could enjoy by venturing through and slowly taking in all the sights and scenes. Of course, every picture of beauty hides a face of terror.

“Players may also find themselves beneath the splendour in an underground prison, tiptoeing past cold cellar bars that offer a sharp juxtaposition to the warmth found up above.

The Resident Evil Castle Demo will be available to play for 30-minutes on April 24 in the United States, at 5pm PST.

And then the same demo will be available to play in the UK on April 25, at 6pm BST on the same consoles.

Capcom has confirmed that all platforms will be getting access to the two combined Resident Evil demos on May 1 in the United States and May 2 in the UK.

The Resident Evil Demo start time has been set for 5pm PST in the US and 1am BST in the UK.

“The final demo period will give you a total of 60 minutes to explore both the village and castle, and you’re free to use those 60 minutes however you wish.

“How much time will you spend seeking answers in the village, and how long will you brave the castle’s corridors to uncover its dark secrets?”