Dead Space 2 demo drops Dec. 21

Sample of EA's upcoming outer space spookfest hits Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in two weeks; will consist of Church of Unitology level.

Dead Space 2 won't ship until January 25 in North America, but gamers will be able to sample the interplanetary horror survival thriller more than a month early. Today, Electronic Arts announced it is readying a demo of the game for a December 21 release on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. No mention was made of a demo for the PC version of the game, which will debut alongside its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 siblings after a brief period of doubt.

Isaac Clarke will be doing much more deep-space flying in Dead Space 2.

Developed by internal studio Visceral Games, Dead Space 2 follows the further adventures of Isaac Clarke, the engineer hero of the first game. After battling the mutating zombielike necromorphs on a deep space mining vessel, Clarke finds himself inside The Sprawl, a huge metropolis anchored to one of Saturn's moons. Things quickly go south, however, once the necromorphs ravage the city, forcing Isaac through an outer space maze filled with the menacing creatures.

The demo itself will be of the Church of Unitology level, which sees Clarke come across a supposed sanctuary from the necromorph outbreak…that is anything but. The resulting onslaught will let him put an assortment of new weapons and abilities through their paces, including the new javelin gun and enhanced telekinesis. Clarke will also have a new jet-equipped suit, which allows for full flight in the void outside of the Sprawl.

For more on Dead Space 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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BattleSword1
BattleSword1

I really, REALLY hope the song "Dead Space" by Sick Puppies is in the end credits.

BombayNugz
BombayNugz

dude its 6 30 where i live and demo still hasnt made it to the store......

Champion44
Champion44

@bloodnGut1 they usually update the PS store at about 3-5 p.m. so just wait, and i cant wait should be great

BloodnGuts1
BloodnGuts1

its Dec 21 and no demo on playstation network - typical

yanman1234
yanman1234

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CWZaft
CWZaft

@kratos-III: The Move is only for "Dead Space: Extraction", not for "Dead Space 2" @imprezawrx500: Why would you not buy a game simply because you didn't get a demo? That's like not going to a movie because they didn't let you go to the 30 minute preview.

firedragons5253
firedragons5253

@ShambyIzaZK Yeah. The multi player beta was actually really fun. I couldn`t stop playing for like 4 days until work had me held up and I had to stop.

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

if ea wont give me the demo on pc then they won't be seeing my $$$. I'm not buying you games on consoles ea just because your can't be bothered giving pc player what you give consoles.

gameman9
gameman9

@noway78 You need to lay off the hatedom and start trying diet hatedom. @Horusalis I i was hoping for was a open beta.

kik4444
kik4444

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, it's gonna have a demo, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

ShambyIzaZK
ShambyIzaZK

was the dead space 2 multiplayer beta(PS3 only) good? anyone?

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

@Supersolider piracy doesn't help but its the cost of a gaming computer combined with games that are usually poor ports of the console versions and games instability with dozens of hardware configurations that is killing PC gaming. On topic, nothing is worse than having a small chunk of a game long before its release to make the wait harder. Maybe its time to buy extraction to ease the wait...

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

will we be able to use ps move in the demo? cuz i know theres ganna be ps move compability for this game. thats wat they said in E3 2010 xD

suprsolider
suprsolider

Noone cares about the PC. Simple as that. PC gaming is dying at a alarming rate and it's the mass piracy that is causing it.

mrmime777
mrmime777

This game looks very cool, but screw whoever decided PC users should be treated as second class (devs or execs, who knows). I'm not a pirate, and I'm not going to download the game, I'll just wait for Crysis 2, Shogun 2, Dragon Age 2, or any other of the number of other extremely good PC games coming out next year.

Horusalis
Horusalis

@noway78 There have been demos released that were playable offline/online and separate demos released (one for online and one for offline). @gameman9 They had a beta for the Dead Space 2 multiplayer

noway78
noway78

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gameman9
gameman9

Where is the multiplayer demo?

krelmmaster
krelmmaster

If EA can't be bothered to release a demo for PC then i can't be bothered to pay for it.

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

can't wait, can't wait, can't wait! arrrrrgh!!

pudgexd
pudgexd

I hope there will be multiplayer PC demo soon!!

mathgeek2112
mathgeek2112

@avail447 I thought Dead Space was a popular game, especially among horror fans. I'm sure there are some people who hate it, but didn't it have a very positive reception? Anyways, I think the game is great. I usually don't play a game for more than 2 hours in one sitting, but I haven't been able to put this one down.

freema
freema

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webofshadows5
webofshadows5

yes dead space 2 demo i cant waiht i hope dey make dead space 3

sgt-hawkins
sgt-hawkins

out of all sequels made in a long time, this is one of the few that really must be as good or better than the first. The first game made me so happy that it could be truly terrifying even if you had everything fully maxed and you had no chance to die.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

hell yea, same day as vietnam expansion!

lilflex1
lilflex1

i want some1 to upload a video of themselves playing this in tha dark like ppl did with fear 2

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

This will be awesome!! :D

benleslie5
benleslie5

Played a demo of it, while I was at the MCM Expo in London back around the end of October

skipper847
skipper847

Next thing EA will say is no Masseffect 3 for PC.

peterus22
peterus22

@SkidRow18 Come on man, don't tell me you were calm when *spoiler* that necro jumped you in the beginning when you were running for the elevator and had no weapon! It scared my pants off me!

skipper847
skipper847

boycot no pc demo no buy. :P But if its as good as the first there no point in a demo.

GWA17
GWA17

@sleepnsurf There was a demo for the first one.

avail447
avail447

Seriousely, why do so many people hate this game? Its one of the BEST games iv played when it came out and its still an awesome game to this day... I mean seriousely horror and Chaos in space!!!

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Good at least I get to try this one before buying it. Bought the first one and was pissed!

Freethinker101
Freethinker101

I am really happy that console users are getting a demo, maybe if all the PC Users did a student style demo outside the offices of EA games then they might budge!!!!!!!!

m7oda10
m7oda10

smells like a bad port on the pc side of things NFS : hot pursuit anyone?

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

EA, you know, there's pretty strong competition in Q1. And if I can't try your game, I won't buy your game. Release the PC demo.

shansss123
shansss123

man why no pc demo?????????????????????

everson_rm
everson_rm

lol at tarikm92f... like what? Dragon Age? New Vegas? Or maybe The Witcher? Oh sorry, you couldn't even play it at any console...

Litchie
Litchie

Yeah, take a dump on us PC gamers. As usual.

Reilly86
Reilly86

I downloaded the Demo of the first Dead Space on the Xbox and hated it, but then someone got me the full game as a present and I couldn’t stop playing it and today it is still my favourite Survival Horror game (Sorry Resident Evil 2 you’re now second) Ive already Pre-ordered number 2 but it will be nice to have a sneak peek before the full game gets here. Next up, Duke Nukem Forever demo please!!!