Killzone 2 Demo Exclusive to GameStop Until Launch

By Chris Faylor, Jan 05, 2009 1:29pm PST It turns out that GameStop wasn't joking around when it promised "exclusive access" to a downloadable Killzone 2 (PS3) demo in exchange for a $5 pre-order.

Publisher Sony has confirmed that if you want experience a portion of Guerrilla's anticipated first-person shooter before its retail release on February 27, you'll need to enter into a financial arrangement with GameStop and its retail monkey minions.

At some point following the game's release, the demo will then be made public.

"The demo will be available on the PSN after the game ships but only through GameStop until then," Sony clearly and concisely explained to Joystiq.

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  • Lame. It's not a huge deal to me because it's basically a day 1 buy, but for those who don't have a gamestop nearby it will probably make them a little mad. It doesn't make much sense to me though. I'd imagine gamestop is throwing quite a bit of money at Sony for this, but for Sony's sake I wonder if it's worth it. You have the biggest game on your system launching, but you're potentially limiting the amount of hype it'll get by doing this.

    On the other hand I guess this is kind of like Microsoft bundling the Halo 3 beta with Crackdown.