Dead Space 3 Demo Coming January 22

I’m not going to mince words here: I have yet to see anything about Dead Space 3 that convinces me it isn’t just a dumbed down, cloned-out action game bearing the Dead Space brand. But I’d love to be wrong! Which is why I’ll be giving the game at least the courtesy of a demo play. Yeah, we know the demo will probably be considerably nerfed and therefore not actually demonstrative of the final game quality, but don’t let that destroy my dreams of making a snap judgement, OK?

More seriously, I really want DS3 to be good, so despite my misgivings, I’m looking forward to January 22, which happens to be the date the demo becomes available on Xbox live and Playstation Network. Fun fact: you can get access a week early if you’re an Xbox 360 owner. Just head over to the official site and enter your Origin ID for a chance to nab one of the limited quantity of early access codes. Of course, some cynics out there might suggest the whole notion of limited access to what amounts to a couple of lines of code is absurd and this smacks of nothing more than an attempt to beef up Origin rolls. But not me, because I’m full of Christmas cheer*.

The full game drops on February 5.

Via Slashgear.

*Ask me again on New Year’s Day.

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2 Comments on Dead Space 3 Demo Coming January 22


On December 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I loved the first two games and i hope this triquel will be good or at least decent. I just hope the multiplayer will not screw the finale like they did with the endings of Mass Effect 3.

By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013.


On January 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I’m scared to see weather they are going to ruin a game I’ve come to love and have so many fond experiences for or blow me away.