"You can definitely expect a demo to hit Live before [Crackdown 2] is out," producer James Cope told IGN, "but I can't say when that will be... yet. The [original] Crackdown demo was fantastic and we want to carry on in that form."
But while there hasn't been a specific release date announced for the super-powered sequel, we do have a general idea as to when it'll arrive, as Microsoft recently listed Crackdown 2 among the Xbox 360 exclusives due in the first half of 2010.
That's awesome, I didn't realize it was coming out so soon. Please don't let them screw this up.
FYI Ruffian Games is composed of most of the original Crackdown crew.