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Dead Space 2 Demo Confirmed

Like its predecessor, Dead Space 2 will receive a demo. Visceral Games is hoping it will be better - and less tardy - than the DS1 demo.

"Last time, I just heard a lot of comments like 'The demo was way too hard,' or 'It kind of came out after the fact.' We're really putting an emphasis on making sure that we have something there so that new people can check it out," executive producer Steve Papoutsis told G4TV. "There's a lot of people that seem interested and we just want to give them an opportunity to check it out and get into it."

Papoutsis added later: "It's our goal to deliver a game that not only after every single chapter you want to keep going, but we want the demo to be the kind of event where you play it and you go 'Holy shit, I'm going out right now, I've got to get this!'"

The demo for DS1 came out more than a month after the game hit stores. While a demo isn't always effective at driving sales, I think we can agree that it's a lot less effective when it lags behind the full game that much. If there's no demo on launch, you're going to get more people renting it "just to be safe."

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.