Watch us play through Red Faction demo

Demo available early to THQ web sign-ups.

THQ has announced that the Red Faction: Guerrilla demo will be available exclusively to special people for a short time when it launches this month.

Similar to the US GameStop pre-order deal, there's a temporary period of exclusivity for anybody who signs up at, with PS3 and Xbox 360 demos set to be made available through a key giveaway page.

Although it's not clear when exactly the demo will be made available, THQ has told Eurogamer it will be very soon.

We also know what's in it, because we've been playing it. You take control of player character Alec Mason, and fight your way through EDF forces to claim control of a walker. Using a hammer to slap troopers around, you get to experiment with the game's vaunted destruction technology.

Let's just say that that gets amped up a fair bit once you get into the walker. After a brief trot back to a colleague's flatbed, you then get to take control of a turret section. Turret sections are better with Geo-Mod 2.0, on this evidence.

But hey, don't take our word for it - check out the embedded video below to see what happened when yours truly had a crack. Apologies for cack-handedness.

You can also check out our recent hands-on preview and Eurogamer TV Show for more.

UPDATE: And here's another video. This one focuses on using the remote charges to blow stuff up, which is what you would have imagined we would do in the first one, had the amazing player at the controls bothered to explore weapon-switching before hitting 'record'.

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