Skate 2 demo coming, insert horrible skate trick pun here

EA Black Box’s Skate 2 hits the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sooner rather than later — January 21 to be exact. 

It looks like a demo for the game is coming even sooner, at least on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. According to an official Xbox “Download and Win” contest page, a demo is on its way, if the words “Skate 2 Demo Download & Win Sweepstakes” are any indication. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s a pretty damned good indication.

No specific date for demo availability is mentioned, but part of entering the contest is “downloading the free Skate 2 demo from Marketplace between 3:01 A.M. ET on January 8 and 11:55 P.M. ET on January 15, 2009.” So if I were to place a bet, I’d say the demo will be available by next Thursday at the latest. 

Demo or not, I’d probably pick up Skate 2 anyhow. But giving me a little taste a few weeks before release is always a good thing … unless it’s absolutely awful. But given the quality of the first game, that’s a bit hard to imagine.

If you can’t wait for the Skate 2 demo, check out our hands-on preview from last August.

[Thanks, power-glove!]

Nick Chester