EA's to launch a demo for Dead Space 2 on December 21, five weeks ahead of the game's release.
"The demo will allow players to discover the Church of Unitology and help Isaac defeat the Necromorph outbreak in a gruesome, unforgiving battle on The Sprawl," the publisher says.
"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."
Dead Space 2 executive producer Steve Papoutsis said today that multiplayer features were the most requested by fans of the first game.