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Lost Planet MP demo live

Available now to Gold people.

The promised multiplayer demo of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition has popped up on Xbox Live Marketplace.

That is, providing you've got an Xbox Live Gold subscription - those of you with Silver access will have to wait until 30th November to get your grubby little mittens on it.

Amazingly, it's just 173MB, and offers four gameplay modes (Elimination, Team Elimination, Post Grab and Fugitive) with support for 16 players on the "Pirate Fortress" map.

The full game's due out on 12th January, and you can read more about the single-player side of it by examining our recent hands-on preview based on the first five levels.