Resident Evil 6 demo spreads to PSN/XBLM on Sept. 18

Resident Evil 6 demo comes to PSNXBLM September 18
Capcom's Japanese site for Resident Evil 6 lists September 18 for the release of the game's demo on PlayStation Network and for Xbox Live gold members. The demo will be generally available through Xbox Live on September 25.

The Resident Evil 6 demo will be different from that provided to Dragon's Dogma purchasers on Xbox 360. We've contacted Capcom to confirm dates for North America, and we'll update when we hear back.

Update: Capcom has confirmed North American dates are same as those above. Added press release with further details on new demo.
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Capcom is pleased to confirm that from September 18, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download a new Resident Evil 6 demo 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.

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.

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

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

This article was originally published on Joystiq.