EA Wishes Gamers a Scary Christmas with a Dead Space 2 Demo

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Who says the holiday spirit has to be all about giving gifts, spending time with family, and helping the needy? To EA and Visceral Games, nothing says Christmas more than skulking down dark corridors and dismembering Necromorphs.

To celebrate the holidays this year, EA will be launching a playable demo for Dead Space 2, the upcoming sequel to 2008’s surprise-hit survival horror thriller. Here’s a demo synopsis, per the official press release:

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 Dead Space 2 demo will be available on PSN and Xbox Live on December 21st, five weeks prior to the game’s full retail launch on January 25, 2011. The press release does not mention plans for a PC demo.

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