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Fracture PS3 and 360 demos next Thurs

Geological mayhem from LucasArts.

LucasArts will be offering Xbox 360 and PS3 demos of the ground-manipulating Fracture next Thursday, 18th September, ahead of the full game's release on 10th October.

The samplers will serve up a tutorial introducing Terrain Formation, the big idea at the core of the third-person action game. This revolves around futuristic weaponry that, at its most basic level, instantly carves craters in, or sprouts hills from, the ground. Dun dun dun.

Unfortunately the tutorial, which we had a fiddle with back in June, spells all of this out rather too clearly, quashing any kind of early improvisation or experimentation. But the exciting potential remains, and not least because up to 12 of you can do all this to each other online.

Head over to our hands-on impressions of Fracture for a much more detailed account.