So from the moment you delve into the newly-revamped Racoon City, make sure you do as much zombie-slaying adventuring as possible - because, really, you only have one shot.
Once you reach the demo's 30 minute time cap, that's it. On that same account, anyway. At least you don't have wait too long before you're exploring and surviving all over again; Resident Evil 2 releases on 25 January, remember.
If you die, the countdown will continue. Though it's reported that you can continue playing until you finish your specific objectives. But there's no re-playing it at all, and time will sure pass by with the undead constantly nibbling at your toes.
As for gameplay, players will experience a small portion of Leon's story. The chosen half hour will no doubt offer a selection of game's best jump scares, or most controversial points, perfectly poised for a social media reaction.
And a new, exclusive cinematic Resident Evil 2 trailer will be available via the demo's menu. But, for whatever sadistic reasons you may have, you can re-watch it countless times.
The Resi 2 demo will be on offer from 11 to 31 January for Xbox One, PS4, and PC users. So be quick if you want to give the game a good test run before it officially releases.
Even when it does, you'll have another five days to pick your brain as to whether you should put yourself through a full 4K remake of one of the best horror games ever developed. If you ask us, you totally should. Just buy some spare pants.
And if you love the demo that much that you want to pre-order it, you'll snag a couple of nifty pistols based on Chris Redfield's and Jill Valentine's weapons of choice from the first Resident Evil.
Pre-order bonuses for 'Resident Evil 2'. Credit: Capcom
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