Battlestations: Midway demo touches down Thursday

Sample of Eidos' WWII game hits XBL this week; sneak peek available during GameSpot's live developer interview tomorrow.

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A Crackdown demo may not be coming to Xbox Live this week as originally planned, but that doesn't mean Xbox 360 owners will head into the weekend without free samples. Eidos Interactive has confirmed to GameSpot that the demo for the Xbox 360 game Battlestations: Midway will be landing on Xbox Live Marketplace this Thursday.

The demo concentrates on the multiplayer portion of the World War II vehicular-combat game. There will be one multiplayer map--Island of Solomon--which pits the American forces versus the Japanese forces. In order to win, gamers must wipe out the opposition's naval base, air base, and aircraft carrier.

Those who want to check out the demo a day early can tune into GameSpot tomorrow for a live, exclusive interview with the game's developers. GameSpot subscribers will be able to participate in a live chat with the Eidos team during the interview. As extra incentives, the first 50 gamers to tune in get a Battlestations: Midway calendar and those who watch will get a new emblem for their GameSpot profile.

GameSpot's interview with the Battlestations: Midway team begins tomorrow at 4 p.m. PST. For more information or to tune in, head over to the event's information page.

Battlestations: Midway will be released on January 30.

Discussion

46 comments
XxFull-LifexX
XxFull-LifexX

This demo kicks my ass hardcore!! And I love every moment of it.

JoenJelsted
JoenJelsted

The Demo is so sweet, I'm really looking forward to the real game. Sometimes the demo locks up. The controls are difficult for the first couple of games, but then its all fun. There is nothing more satisfying than hammering another bomb into the deck of the carrier and then watching it sink

snakes2solid
snakes2solid

multiplayer only demo?...i'll have to wait for the games release..but it looks sweet!!

stuarthanley
stuarthanley

Demo is locking up occasionally but looks awesome. Complicated controls though without any instructions. Def buying this game though!!!

MagnaMorbiac
MagnaMorbiac

Personally, I'll be buying the game, just because I think that I can take down Yamato without using as many planes as the Navy did...

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

Awesome! I'll have to check it out later today when I get home from school! The game looks good, but I'm undecided on whether to buy it or not. hopefully the demo will help me make me decision faster.

Anteraan
Anteraan

TimSpot - I think it was the posting of times in GMT that caused this confusion. I'm not saying there is a better alternative (lots of hits from Europe/Australia, I'm guessing?), merely offering an explanation.

TimSpot
TimSpot

Nutsauce: "Ummm the demo hits the marketplace Thursday which is tomorrow and will be up before the 4pm PST interview (also Tomorrow). So how will I be checking out the demo a day early if I'm playing it before they do the interview. Sometimes the GS reporters like to show off how smart they truly are. " Well Nutsauce, seeing as how this article was written yesterday, it makes perfect sense. Wrap that around your brain. Sometimes Nutsauce like to show off... ah I'm not even going to go there.

NutsSauce
NutsSauce

Ummm the demo hits the marketplace Thursday which is tomorrow and will be up before the 4pm PST interview (also Tomorrow). So how will I be checking out the demo a day early if I'm playing it before they do the interview. Sometimes the GS reporters like to show off how smart they truly are.

alec_m
alec_m

this game is gonna rock! i am so glad it did not come out on original xbox!

amroe333
amroe333

sweet!! I'll be sure to tune in for the show

Kiaininja
Kiaininja

When is the PC Demo comming out?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheiko
Sheiko

A new Emblem for This?!?! ironic but oh well it better be worth it.

RMGreen
RMGreen

I'm looking forward to the demo. I really hope they didn't screw this game up.

datniccah187
datniccah187

Cool i'll probally check it out, hopefully it'll b a sweet game. Definately going to check out the demo at least.

Darius_Dante
Darius_Dante

....No Crackdown? ._.' (This is good, but was looking forward to Crackdown!) ...Wait...ONLY MULTIPLAYER?! FCOL!

tenorio_rotc
tenorio_rotc

Cool, but crackdown would have been more anticipated. How many players does Midway support?

WestSideAzn
WestSideAzn

Sweet. Been looking forward to this. Must play! I can wait for Crackdown...

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

sweet..at least there is still one game even though it's not crackdown

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Sad about Crackdown, though at least I get something new to try out this week. Thanks Eidos.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Nice. I'll check out that video and download the demo.

Re_ensurer
Re_ensurer

Sounds cool. I'll definitely download this.

Doolum
Doolum

cool.time to rack up the new emblem.

agent401
agent401

I'll try it out when the demo comes Thursday. It looks like one of those game that may or may not be good.

wiegraff
wiegraff

Might give it a whirl...

snukadaman
snukadaman

dam...the crackdown demo not coming out points too signs of bad things too come....i hope not...

supergamer1289
supergamer1289

I need this demo because I want a new computer and buying this game will set me back so I want to see if its worth it.

Spartan_175
Spartan_175

cool can't wait looks like a good game!

OmegaHunter9
OmegaHunter9

I was wondering about this game, so this'll be good.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

this game looks like it could breathe new life into the wwii genre

BigC43
BigC43

That could be the next Crimson Skies, but who knows...

DatLuckyPlaya
DatLuckyPlaya

I can finally plays omethingbesides LOTR BFME2 to relieve my strategy hunger lol

thcorie
thcorie

Nice, can't wait to give this a try...bummer that there's no single-player component, though.

The_AI
The_AI

FIRST If it touches down on PC, I'm downloading it. That game looks teh great. And I love WWII.