The 1-Shot Demo, which guarantees thirty minutes of gameplay (even though its speedrun is under three minutes already…) isn’t censored in Germany. Then where?
Resident Evil 2 Remake‘s demo launched a few days ago, and it’s available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s bloody, which is to be expected from a RE game… but it got censored in Japan, where the remake of the 1998 PS1 game (which later was released on other platforms, too) is going to get a different edition with the censorship taken out under the name Biohazard 2 Z Version (Resident Evil is known as Biohazard in Japan).
Tristan Cooper released a comparison video on Twitter between the American and the Japanese version of the Resident Evil 2 Remake 1-Shot Demo. The „local” edition got modified at several surprising points, but perhaps this is why Capcom is going to release a higher age rating version of the game there (as CERO, the Japanese equivalent of PEGI, is harsh when it comes to rating).
Resident Evil 2 Remake will launch on January 25 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The demo is available until January 31.
The gore in the Japanese Resident Evil 2 demo is toned down in a lot of places compared to the US version pic.twitter.com/qPJrr1yYi0
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) January 11, 2019