PS5 console owners only have a limited pool of exclusives to play, with plenty of cross-gen titles planned for May and beyond.

And this week has seen a surprise new demo released before the full game is launched on a number of platforms.

The downside is that this next game demo is only available for a limited time and only offers a snippet of gameplay.

It makes for an enticing package for anyone who wants to see what the new Resident Evil Village experience will be like.

Resident Evil 7 was a massive success for Capcom, and while it didn’t smash any sales goals during its launch year, it remains a well-regarded release.

And Resident Evil Village is set to take some of the strongest elements from the last game, complete with the same protagonist.

However, while Ethan is returning, there are a lot of other elements that will be familiar to Resi fans, with Chris Redfield set to play a bigger role.

This week’s Resident Evil Village demo is already available in the United States, with European gamers set to follow today.

This weekend’s demo focuses on the Castle location, with Capcom telling fans this week:

“In Resident Evil 7 biohazard, our main focus was creating something claustrophobic with a lot of depth. With Resident Evil Village, we wanted to use what we learned as a foundation to build upon and create something expansive with more variety.

“The juxtaposition within Castle Dimitrescu, between the well-lit halls of the upper floors and the cold dark chambers down below, is just a small example of the different kinds of environment Ethan Winters will find himself in as he desperately searches for his daughter Rose.

“Not only will he find himself in a wider variety of environments this time around, but he’ll also have a bigger arsenal of weaponry at his disposal as well.

“It’s all up to you to strategize and figure out what works best in every new environment and situation that you find yourself in.

“For those of you who have the pleasure of trying out our game on PS5, I’d also like to draw attention to some additional features.

“On PS5, you’ll have an extra level of immersion as you walk through the environments with 3D audio surrounding them, high-fidelity graphics using ray tracing, and adaptive triggers to help you feel the extra weight of the weapons as well.”

The Resident Evil Castle Demo will be available to play for 30-minutes on April 24 in the United States, at 5pm PST.

And then the same demo will be available to play in the UK on April 25, at 6pm BST on the same consoles.

Capcom has confirmed that all platforms will be getting access to the two combined Resident Evil demos on May 1 in the United States and May 2 in the UK.

The Resident Evil Demo start time has been set for 5pm PST in the US and 1am BST in the UK.

The final demo period will give you a total of 60 minutes to explore both the village and castle, and you’re free to use those 60 minutes however you wish.