Perhaps the earliest Blockbuster releases scheduled for next year, Dead Space 2 will be leaping from the shadows to scare the piss out of PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners in January.
But what if you want to get your hands on a Plasma Cutter to round off the year with some festive strategic dismemberment??... And who wouldn’t?
'Can a demo be released as a Christmas gift for us all?' was the question asked to Visceral Games' executive producer Steve Papoutsis, during a Q and A video on the Dead Space 2's Facebook page. His response?
'A lot of people are asking that question. Gonna have to do some thinking about that,' he said, pausing to inhale exuberantly behind clenched teeth.
'But I would say stay on your toes, stick on the Facebook page and' adding a coy wink 'you never know.'
Readers should note that this is not a confirmation, just as EA and Visceral Games should note that if a demo is not delivered, they could be facing a riot to make the Ishimura's annihilation seem like a minor case of civil disobedience.
Judging from Papoutsis' comments, the anticipated sequel is finished, and has a longer run time that the original. And then there’s the addition of multiplayer to contend with, in which teams of Humans attempt to complete objectives while teams of Necromorphs do some rather horrendous things to them.
Considering how refreshingly innovative the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood multiplay was, Click has high hopes for the upcoming survival horror.
If nothing else we're eager to liberate necromorph head from body.