Demo Roundup: January 22nd, 2013

By Keith Gray, 3 years ago
Next month will witness the return of the Dead Space franchise with the release of the third iteration in the survival-horror series. Likewise, Raiden will make another appearance in the Metal Gear franchise. It's a little early yet for the full game experience in both cases, but today's demo releases on the Marketplace will allow gamers to get a taster of the full-blown action that will arrive soon.

Dead Space 3
Size: 1.93GB
Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s. Play together with a friend or go it alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless new drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Each mode offers unique story elements and gameplay.
Download link: http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Dead-Space-3-Demo/66acd0...

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Size: 1.84GB
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by focusing on delivering an all-new action experience unlike anything that has come before. Combining world-class development teams at Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, MGR REVENGEANCE brings two of the world’s most respected teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action and epic storytelling, all within the expansive MG universe. The game introduces Raiden as the central character; a child soldier transformed into a half-man, half-machine cyborg ninja, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.
Download link: http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/METAL-GEAR-RISING-REVENG...

Both of these demos are exclusive to Gold Xbox LIVE members for one week, but they will become available to all members on January 29th.

Dead Space 3 has a release date of February 5th for North America and February 8th for Europe. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is scheduled to arrive a couple of weeks later, on February 19th in North America and February 21st in Europe.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.