Excited for Lost Planet 2
, but bored of the single player demo? Today's your lucky day, as the LP2 multiplayer demo finally gets a release, ahead of the game's May 11th release (in Europe and North America).
Not only that, but Capcom have announced that they will be donating money to the Music for Relief charity for each demo download, pledging to donate up to $25,000:
We're happy to announce an exciting new campaign called “Kill Big for Charity” that ties into the new Lost Planet 2 multiplayer demo. Kicking off this week as early subscribers begin to download the demo, the robust charity and community program will include a donation to Music for Relief for each demo downloaded via Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network, a celebrity/charity tournament at the launch party and a community contest brought to you by Capcom Unity which will award the biggest Lost Planet 2 fans with spots in the celebrity tournament.
To launch the program, Capcom will create a charity fund of $20,000 as a donation for the first one- million Lost Planet 2 multiplayer demos downloaded on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system from March 31, when the early access program begins, through midnight PT May 5. If the demo surpasses the million mark across both platforms, an additional $5,000 will be donated when an extra 500,000 downloads is achieved.
To celebrate the May 11th release of Lost Planet 2, Capcom will throw a pre-launch party in Los Angeles on May 6th. A Lost Planet 2 celebrity tournament will take place during the party (participants to be announced at a later date). The winning team will choose which Music for Relief cause will receive the grand total of the demo download fund, which can be up to $25,000.
Side-stepping all cynicism, if all you have to do is download a demo to help those in need, why wouldn't you? Doesn't take much effort on your part, and you'll be helping those who have suffered in natural disasters, such as the Haitian earthquake.
In the demo itself, you can play the 16-player online battle mode on an all-new map: Turbulent Jungle. You can choose from one of two modes popularized in the original Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
, either Elimination or Post Grab. All the new VSs, weapons, and support items from the Campaign mode are also available in multiplayer.
Please click the external link below to download the demo via the Xbox.com Marketplace. Go on!