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Dead Space 2 demo announced with a video

Dead Space 2 demo announced with a video

Electronic Arts has finally unveiled the Dead Space 2 demo's release date: on December 21st on XBL Worlwide and on PSN in the US, the day after on the European PSN. So here are the trailer and the press release accompanying this announcement.

Press Release :

GUILDFORD, UK. – December 8, 2010 – Dive into engineer Isaac Clarke’s blood-curdling adventure five weeks before release as Visceral GamesTM, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced a demo for the critically-acclaimed action horror game, Dead SpaceTM2. 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. Winner of GameSpot’s highly-coveted ‘Best Xbox 360 Game’ of E3 award, Dead Space 2 will deliver the first big blockbuster title of 2011 when the title ships this January.

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.

“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 Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of the Dead Space franchise. “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”

Dead Space 2 pushes the limits of action, horror and terror. After mysteriously awaking in a sprawling, massive city anchored to one of Saturn’s moons, hero Isaac Clarke again finds himself thrust into the middle of a relentless Necromorph outbreak. Surrounded by the screeching cries of undead monsters and the haunting drum of echoing noises, Isaac plots a course through The Sprawl. Dead Space 2 is set to deliver a truly epic terror experience that will bring the psychological thrills of deep space to a terrifyingly new level.

The Dead Space 2 demo will be available for download December 21 on Xbox LIVETM Marketplace Worldwide and the PlayStation®Network in North America. The demo will be available December 22 on PlayStation®Network in Europe. Dead Space 2 will be available on Jan. 28, 2011 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PC. For additional information and news, visit, follow us on twitter or become a fan on Facebook at

Sprawl trailer

All comments

Commented on 2010-12-09 16:33:25
Civilian Necromorphs? Fuck yeah!

I'm guessing demo is the level we've all seen, with the tripod and the church setting. So, it'll be a vertical sample, but hearing "Players will also experience the advanced suit, equipped with jets that will allow Isaac full 360 control in Zero-G space"!

I never played the first game's DEMO, but hearing how horrible it was, was unfortunate as more people could've been turned on to the game. Hopefully, this sets things right.
Commented on 2010-12-09 17:00:14
yeah the dead space demo wasnt great.. threw too much at you too soon without allowing you to get used to the controls.

I want a co-op demo..seeing as thats this ones selling point
Commented on 2010-12-09 17:12:30
Meh, fuck coop. Give me a good single player experience as the first one did.
Commented on 2010-12-09 17:18:19
Played the demo of the original. It completely lacked context and was horrible. Didn't buy the game until it was 6 quid on play. It's probably the best bargain I ever bought.
Commented on 2010-12-09 20:06:20
I didn't think a demo existed for the first Dead Space? Which is why they were doing it this time?
Commented on 2010-12-09 20:08:40
Enjoyed the first one, this one looks much better interms of more character to the main character, more cinematic approach to the gameplay.

I can't wait for the demo.

PS. I LOVE the new suit design, really badass!
Commented on 2010-12-09 21:24:20
Hell, I can't wait for the game!!!!!!
Commented on 2010-12-09 21:29:53 In reply to Fr0gg0
Posted by Fr0gg0
Meh, fuck coop. Give me a good single player experience as the first one did.
I agree!
Commented on 2010-12-09 21:56:41 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
I didn't think a demo existed for the first Dead Space? Which is why they were doing it this time?
They definitely had a demo for the first one, and it wasn't particularly great.

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