Resident Evil 6 Demo Hitting PlayStation Network, Xbox Live This Month

Resident Evil 6 is now less than a month away, but gamers will be able to get their hands on a slice of the game early when the Resident Evil 6 demo makes its way to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live later this month.

Capcom says that the Resident Evil 6 demo should be available on both platforms by September 18. On Xbox 360, the demo will be exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members for one week–if you refuse to budge from your free Silver membership, you’ll be able to download it on September 25.

Those of you who pre-ordered Dragon’s Dogma on the Xbox 360 already have a Resident Evil 6 (PS3 owners get theirs September 5), but you may want to give this one a look anyway as Capcom says that it’s an entirely different portion of the game.

Here’s the lowdown on the Resident Evil 6 demo, courtesy of Capcom:

“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.”

Resident Evil 6 is due out on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 2 in North America, Europe, and Australia.