Dead Space 2 demo launching on December 21

Electronic Arts has announced plans to launch the demo for Dead Space 2 on December 21 via Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network. “The holidays are a great time to enjoy all forms of entertainment, and we can’t wait to give horror and action adventure gamers a taste of what awaits them in Dead Space 2,” said executive producer Steve Papoutis.

“Releasing the demo five weeks before launch will not only re-connect players with our hero Isaac Clarke, but will also give them the opportunity to experience firsthand  various jaw-dropping scenarios. It’s gonna be awesome.”

According to the announcement, players will have access to a variety of new tools, including: the new Javelin gun, an updated stasis recharge mechanic, and an enhanced telekinesis ability. In addition, you’ll get to test drive Isaac’s new jet suit, which will give you ‘full 3600 control in Zero-G space.’

No mention was made of multiplayer in the demo, but you can read our hands-on impressions of our Engineer vs Necromorph battles here. Dead Space 2 is scheduled to release on January 25, 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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  • ChuckB - December 9, 2010 4:49 a.m.

    Sure are a lot of birthdays around Xmas.
  • Helios - December 9, 2010 1:12 a.m.

    Well then, Happy Birthdays all around! ...... But yeah, I'll be downloading this when it comes out. Liked the first one, can't wait for the second.
  • NightCrawler_358 - December 9, 2010 12:25 a.m.

    @ninjadevbear No way! thats my birthday too! small world huh?
  • bron1417 - December 8, 2010 11:41 p.m.

    i'm SO pumped for this! imma play the crap outta the demo haha. then imma play the crap outta the game once i get it hahahaha.
  • Balaska - December 8, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    I could not be any MORE excited, the first game was a true mature experience and not just because it was gory, I loved the story and can't wait for the next part.
  • bongzilla - December 8, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    Man, I could not be any less excited about this game.. First one was cool, but not something I wanted more of..
  • oryandymackie - December 8, 2010 8:11 p.m.

    I care. Happy birthday (for December 21st).

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