If you're anxiously waiting for the release of Resident Evil 6, hopefully this bit of news will help the wait, or maybe make it worse. A demo of Resident Evil 6 will be released to the pubic on September 18 through PSN and Xbox 360. This won't be the same content released for Dragon's Dogma owners though. You will have new stages for Leon, Chris, and Jake, plus you can try the game's online co-op.
In a report from Gematsu, Capcom has confirmed that this demo will be coming for US and Europe:
Capcom is pleased to confirm that from September 18, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download a new Resident Evil 6 demo from Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Store. The new demo features completely different content to that contained in the previously released Resident Evil 6 demo exclusive to owners of the Xbox 360 version of Dragon’s Dogma.
Players will be able to dive into content from Resident Evil 6’s three main campaigns, either solo or partnering up via online co-op, and experience firsthand why it is one of this year’s most hotly anticipated titles.
Play as either Leon S. Kennedy or Helena Harper and further explore the dark corridors and moonlit grounds of Ivy University, swarming with the victims of the latest bioterrorist attack.
The action in Jake’s mission switches to the neon-lit streets of Lanshiang as he and Sherry Berkin fight off the J’avo, including their fully mutated forms. Be sure to check out Jake’s special hand-to- hand combat moves and Sherry’s stun baton as you struggle to stay alive.
Showcasing Resident Evil 6’s global setting, Chris Redfield and Piers Nivans head with fellow BSAA team members to the war-ravaged streets of Edonia. The amassed J’avo forces provide a stiff enough challenge, but that’s before the 3-story high B.O.W. Ogroman crashes the party. Select Piers for a slightly different weapons loadout than Chris including a sniper rifle with thermal scope.
In addition, for those owners of the PlayStation 3 version of Dragon’s Dogma, the exclusive demo previously only available for Xbox 360 owners will be available from September 5 to download via token redemption on the PlayStation Store.
Capcom also confirmed that owners of the Playstation 3 version of Dragon's Dogma can now claim your code and test out the demo that was already released in Xbox 360. I've tested my code and yes, you can now start downloading the demo.
For the rest of the world, you'll have to wait two weeks to try out the new demo.
Resident Evil 6 will be out on October 2, 2012 on Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. The PC version will be released in a later date.