Capcom’s new Resident Evil 4 remake looks much better than the original, but how does it play? Survival horror fans can find out now with the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo, a new unlimited trial that allows Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox users to try out the opening of the game in which Leon S. Kennedy, now a federal agent, must survive against a horde of Ganado in the European village of El Pueblo, Valdelobos. Yoshiaki Hirabayashi (producer of RE4), who announced the demo during today’s Capcom Spotlight showcase, also revealed that the RE4 remake would feature a “reimagined” storyline, implying that its story beats may not necessarily play out like the 2005 original.
From a Capcom transcript:
Hello, everyone. I’m Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, producer of Resident Evil 4. We’re grateful for all of thefans who are excited for the game’s release. This game is a remake of the original, which was released in 2005. It takes place six years after the Raccoon City incident and depicts federal agent Leon S. Kennedy as he fights to survive.
Our goal is to create a fresh, yet familiar experience. We’ve preserved the core of the original game and added updated graphics and a reimagined storyline.
The wait is over. […] a trial version of Resident Evil 4 that we are calling Chainsaw Demo will be available starting today. It takes place in the beginning of the game as Leon first enters a European village. The chainsaw demo has no time limit, and you can play it as many times as you want. The platforms supported are PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, as well as Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S and Steam.