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The Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot” Demo Is Available Now & A Resident Evil Collector’s Edition Contest Announced!

Today, Capcom announced on the official Resident Evil Twitter account that players can download and play Resident Evil 2’s 1-Shot demo on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam now.

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According to, the “1-Shot” demo versions for PS4, Xbox One, and Steam will expire on January 31st, 2019. They state you’ll be playing as the main protagonist, Leon “as he arrives at Raccoon City Police Station in the ultimate worst first day on the job.” also reports that players only have thirty minutes to defeat the zombies, unravel various puzzles, and escape the station.

However, mentions that there’s a reason behind the demo’s thirty-minute time-limit. Here’s what they stated in their post.

 “Once that timer expires, you can’t play the demo anymore. If you die during the demo you’re free to restart, but that timer carries over between tries. If you beat the demo, you’re free to run through it again until the timer expires. But ostensibly, those 30 minutes are all you have.”

Apparently, when you finish the “1-Shot” demo, you’ll be awarded with an exclusive trailer from Capcom that can be watched multiple times, according to

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If you thought Capcom was only going to drop Resident Evil 2’s “1-Shot” demo, you’re sadly mistaken. Along with the demo’s release, Capcom’s USA Twitter account posted the above image that showcases what consumer’s can expect from the Resident Evil 2 Collection’s Edition bundle. However, this image came with interesting news for Resident Evil fans, as @CapcomUSA_stated,

“In celebration of the Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot” Demo, we’re offering a prize pack of RE games – including a Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition!”

The Twitter account provided a link where fans can enter for a chance to win this amazing prize. According to their contest rules, it’s limited to the United States, and only one person will be selected to “receive a prize pack of physical, boxed copies of Resident Evil games for their choice of PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.” This includes the Resident Evil 2 and 7 Collector’s Edition bundles and many “other RE games.”

If you want to enter for a chance to win, click here and follow the instructions listed. The contest shows that consumers only have 11 days left to enter, so I’d hurry and enter while you still have the chance.

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It feels good to be a Resident Evil fan right-now. With this demo announcement alongside the Resident Evil Collector’s Edition contest, it appears Capcom’s confident in this remake becoming a hit when it releases. We’ll see if all this marketing and hype surrounding the title will be worth it once the game releases on January 25th, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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