Plasma cuttin'

A playable demo for Visceral Games’ upcoming space horror sequel Dead Space 3 will crawl onto the PlayStation Network from 22nd January, publisher EA Games has announced. The short sampler will allow you to get a taste for the title’s controversial co-op mode, thrusting you “into deep space terror [with] unwilling hero – Isaac Clarke – and all-new co-op companion – Sergeant John Carver”.

There’s no word on how long the teaser will be, but we suspect that there will be just enough to give you nightmares. You’ll be able to unlock the full horror from 5th February in North America and 8th February in Europe. In the meantime, you can catch up on the series' story courtesy of the trailer embedded below.