Dead Space 2 Demo Announced

2010/12/08 19:27:44 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Today EA announced that they will be releasing a demo for Dead Space 2 on December 21st in North America over Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network. European gamers will have to wait one more day, as the global release is scheduled for December 22nd:

"REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dive into engineer Isaac Clarke’s blood-curdling adventure five weeks before release as Visceral Games™, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced a demo for the critically-acclaimed action horror game, Dead Space™2. The demo, available worldwide beginning December 21st, will allow players to discover the Church of Unitology and help Isaac defeat the Necromorph outbreak in a gruesome, unforgiving battle on The Sprawl....

In the Dead Space 2 demo, players will take engineer Isaac Clarke on a terrifying adventure through the Church of Unitology, an expectedly “safe” place that quickly becomes dangerous and deadly, during the Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl. Players will also have access to a variety of new tools that Isaac can use to fight Necromorphs, including the new Javelin gun, updated stasis recharge mechanic and enhanced telekinesis ability. Players will also experience the advanced suit, equipped with jets that will allow Isaac full 3600 control in Zero-G space."

If you haven't played the original Dead Space, it is a third person horror game that is part Event Horizon, part The Thing. I really enjoyed playing through the original and look forward to seeing what they have done with the sequel. We'll make sure to post demo impressions when it is released later this month.