Capcom has confirmed that starting on September 18, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download a new demo for Resident Evil 6 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. The game allows you to Play as either Leon 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.

The dead will rise again

Capcom is releasing a new demo for Resident Evil 6

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 owners of the PlayStation 3 version of Dragon's Dogma, the exclusive demo – previously only available for Xbox 360 owners – will be available for download from September 5 onwards via token redemption on the PlayStation Store.

Resident Evil is one of Capcom’s most successful franchises yet. Resident Evil 6 was originally set to have three playable characters – Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Jake Muller, all three with their own storylines that will eventually converge. Though recently, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu revealed that Resident Evil 6 will feature a fourth campaign that can be unlocked. The fourth campaign will feature Ada Wong as a playable character and will be unlocked once the three main campaigns of the game have been cleared.

In an interview with Famitsu, executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi talked about some of the details about Ada’s campaign. “Ada’s story will clear up the mysteries from the other scenarios,” said Kobayashi. “Her scenario is played solo, without a partner character. When playing as Leon and the other main characters, you may end up encountering other players who are controlling Ada”.

Another big feature for Resident Evil 6 is The free online service got a trailer back in August, which showed off many of the features of the service, such as giving Capcom the capability to hold events and stuff which will reward gamers with in-game items such as skins. Here’s an example of one such event according to Capcom: “let's say one weekend the goal is to kill 10,000 zombies. Everyone who has an account and plays during that time period will receive points that can be redeemed on the site for a variety of goodies – chief among them new costumes that appear in the actual game.”

Resident Evil 6 is scheduled for a release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 across Europe and North America on October 2. A PC version will follow soon.

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