Just Cause 2 demo dated, detailed

"35 square miles" of sandbox.

Update: Panau Island now reports that the demo will be released for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next Thursday, 4th March.

Original story: The forthcoming Just Cause 2 demo promises a huge sandbox of trial gameplay including pretty much all Rico's abilities and stunts.

That's according to Square Enix community manager Mike Oldman, who told fan site Panau Island that the demo includes "approximately 35 square miles of sandy desert, featuring towns and settlements, military bases, runways (and planes) and plenty more".

"The demo will give you a pretty good snapshot of what the final game has to offer," Oldman said. "So in terms of Rico's abilities and the crazy stunts he can pull off - it's all in there.

"There's also one whole multi-stage faction mission for you to try, a race challenge and ample opportunities to cause chaos at pretty much every turn. There's a good mix of vehicles, everything from tuk tuks to planes, helicopters to jeeps, military and civilian.

"We really want you to play it again and again, to try out as much as you can. If you don't fancy tackling the mission for example, don't. See if we care. You'll easily find something else to keep you occupied."

The demo has yet to be dated, but the full game is due out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 26th March.

Check out our Just Cause 2 page for a series of previews, and look out for more on the game next week.

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