PS3 News: Public Killzone 2 Demo Won't Hit PSN Until After Game Launches - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Public Killzone 2 Demo Won't Hit PSN Until After Game Launches

You should already know about the Killzone 2 pre-order incentive at GameStop, but if not, we'll remind you: pre-purchase the game, and you'll get a special code that unlocks access to an exclusive playable demo. And apparently, when they say "exclusive," they mean it.

Perhaps you've been thinking that you won't go to all the trouble of pre-ordering the game; you'll just wait for a demo to hit the PlayStation Store. You're saying to yourself, "eh, it's probably the exact same demo, and it'll come soon." But according to PS3Fanboy, while such a demo is indeed coming, it won't arrive until after the hotly anticipated title has launched. SCEA was pretty clear- "The demo will be available on the PSN after the game ships but only through GameStop until then." Just about every major gaming source, including this one, has made it abundantly clear that Killzone 2 is a can't-miss game; it might even redefine the FPS genre and become an instant Game of the Year candidate upon its release at the end of February. Therefore, the idea of a demo should excite you, unless you were one of the lucky few to try the game during the closed beta testing last year. So why not plunk down the five bucks to get your GameStop pre-order? You can either drive down to the store, where they'll physically hand you the code, or you can do it online, where you will be e-mailed the code some time after February 3.

At the time of the previous announcement, most GameStops didn't have any codes just yet, but we contacted several in our area and most said they should see them within a few days or a week. Therefore, they should be showing up right about now...don't miss out!

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

1/5/2009 Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (46 posts)

chicko1983
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 10:13:37 PM
Reply

Dumb move by Sony. They need to build hype for this game before it releases, not after.

Plus I really want to play this game now.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:22:23 AM

They hype is built! Though, I wouldn't give any thanks to Sony. It's been all the beta testers and publications. Sony couldn't hype a room full of ADD kids on Red Bull.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Schmitty
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 10:22:32 PM
Reply

the one i pre ordered it at didnt have it yet and they said they werent gonna get them till like a few weeks before the game comes out :( i should just reserve it online people who work at gamestop are incredibly stupid

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 10:42:39 PM
Reply

I say it's a good move by Sony, Demos (even for great games) have a way of turning people off. Look at what happened to Valkyria Chronicles.

So if we can only get this through Gamestop, how will they convince the flood of customers to dump PS3 and buy 360?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:27:43 AM

Amen to that. Demos tend to come out hazier and a bit pixelated. That is marketing suicide. Why GameSTOP though? They do have plenty of XBot trolls there...

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 1/6/2009 12:28:16 AM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

isaya85
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 10:52:00 PM
Reply

I went to reserve my copy today and got my code but when I typed it in it said the code was invalid I feel like I got screwed I wanted to play this game so bad Im pissed


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

treezy
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:15:21 PM

If you went to gamestop they gave you the promotion card and with just a little bit of reading it says code available from 2/5/09 - 2/26/09 so just wait until february 5th and it should be there

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

The_Vandelizer
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 11:05:25 PM
Reply

me 2 it said invalid...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:20:25 AM

I'm pretty sure they said the demo doesn't come out until the beginning of February.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Banky A
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 11:14:41 PM

F**k, what? Is that for real???
I guess I may have to buy Resistance 2 after all (I was planning to skip for Killzone 2 which I presumed was gonna' have the same release date in NZ)

:(

I noticed The Warehouse close to me sold Valkyria Chronicles before the US and EU release date. So I was like, "Wow, how can this be?" xD LOLz

EDIT: Wait then doesn't that mean NZ & AUS will get the demo 'before' the game is released? Haha

Last edited by Banky A on 1/5/2009 11:16:12 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:30:00 AM

Wow!!! That sucks! I'd be hella pissed.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Banky A
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 3:11:19 PM

Yeah it's just gone o_O

:S

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

karneli lll
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 11:17:09 PM
Reply

Sad,i really wanted to play the demo,oh well, 27th feb it is

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Advent Child
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 11:21:23 PM
Reply

I am on the fence about the demo. I mean I want to play it but I also know that if I play it I won't be able to wait for the full game. Plus pre-ordering it means that I would have to order online and pay for shipping whereas I can get it sooner here at Wal-Mart.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 11:36:06 PM
Reply

Just pre-order it, get the card, cancel your pre-order ^_~. Also to the people who havn't been able to get your codes to work, really think about it, there hasn't been an Update for the PS Store last week so it's obviously it's no even there, and I'm pretty sure they won't release the demo for one set of ppl and not the other who pre-ordered online, so I'm sure the demo will go live Feb 3.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BeezleDrop
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 11:47:05 PM
Reply

I have to taste greatness early. This year will be another jaw dropping, wallet cleaning, fun time. I'm not under the impression that I can trust Gamestop.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 11:53:02 PM
Reply

I feel a little lost after the Beta closed :( But because I played it for like 6 weeks already... I know what to expect, at least the multi-player anyways... but yes, if you tasted it now, it would be difficult to wait for the full game... roll on Killzone 2!

Q!

"i aM HoMe"

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:31:53 AM

Is it as good as the hype?! Man O man! What of the controls?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 3:25:46 AM

Yes, it is as good as hyped... the graphics are beyond what you would expect... full AA anti-aliasing; good texture resolution, some of the best lighting and lens flare effects I have seen, and a decent amount of destructibility in the environments.

The controls are similar to what you would expect for a shooter, like COD. Only gripe I have is the zoom target view which you have to click in and out of. In COD you just hold down L1 and you zoom; whilst in the Killzone 2 Beta I had to press to zoom and press again to zoom out again...

The controls where also NOT definable. Again I think this may have been changed... I hope so.

Q!

"i aM hOMe.

Last edited by Qubex on 1/6/2009 3:26:10 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

vulcaroth13
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:24:44 AM
Reply

On the killzone 2 demo card it says the demo for it doesnt go live until 2/5/09. well it actually says the card is only valid from 2/5/09-2/26/09 so i dont think its really the 3rd as much as it is the 5th.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DIsmael85
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:30:26 AM
Reply

God people you are all so damn greedy. I'll be kind enough to enlighten you crazies, the demo wont become available until Feb 5th. Do not cancel your reserve based solely on your own ignorance. Ask next time or read the signs they have up in the store. Please stop blaming Gamestop for your inability to read. Im giving you all a heads up because I care and I love Killzone 2, but also because I work on the inside and have this info. FEB. 5th, mark it down, thats when you will be able to play the demo, and it ends the night before the game releases. You are all welcome.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gabriel013
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 1:09:10 AM
Reply

I rarely purchase a game at full price without trying it for myself regardless of the hype surrounding it so I most certainly won't be getting this on launch.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Schmitty
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 1:09:25 AM
Reply

so we were suppossed to get a card when we reserve it?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DIsmael85
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 1:39:58 AM

There may be a card, Im not 100% on that, all I can say is provide your e-mail address for sure when you reserve it, and you should get an e-mail on the day the demo goes live.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Skatejimmy5
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 3:12:00 AM
Reply

I was in the closed beta, so personally I'm fine with them releasing the demo later. I'm getting the game on release date anyways.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Blaiyan
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 4:23:05 AM
Reply

Doesn't exactly ring i'm confident in this title. I really don't like this demo long after the game releases move that i've noticed a few games have done.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

TheRaPtuRe
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 5:55:46 AM
Reply

BEN,do you know if anything similiar will happen for us in the UK?
Why is it always in america that they only do these pre order offers?
Play.com or amazon should do an offer!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

www
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 6:57:01 AM
Reply

Wat's the rush,Feb is near,u have something coming out next month n u want the demo so badly.
Am surprised u folks don't worry too much as to when games like FFvXIII will be released n u keep nagging about a demo when the full game is bout 1 month away.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 7:26:07 AM
Reply

I am excited about Killzone 2; but I am not going to be immature about it... Its a great peace of tech... look forward to it... wait for the 27th and then enjoy... let's hang on to our nuggets!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

Last edited by Qubex on 1/6/2009 7:26:36 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:27:26 AM

*just standing here holding my nuggets*

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Naga
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:30:13 AM
Reply

My decision has been made Killzone 2 will be a first day purchase I don't need a demo!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 9:16:25 AM
Reply

Ha I got the code without pre-ordering...GS Employee ftw!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

dillonthebunny
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 9:34:07 AM
Reply

Ps3fanboy have reported that the EU will get the demo in the normal fashion!

ie: before the game is released.... :D :D :D

I dont know why im so damn happy... ive played it to death already, but it was good. ..so good!



Last edited by dillonthebunny on 1/6/2009 9:34:39 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:13:57 AM
Reply

lol...goOd 1 Mr. Powers.

Killzone 2: The Hype Is Real!!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:33:01 AM
Reply

@ Q

lol...i felt the exact same way, bro. when the beta closed I was like, maybe it still works. I would start the beta and try to connect to the US server...nothing. Then, I would lie to myself saying "maybe the european servers are still up." try to connect....nothing. I looked at R2 like, "u aren't good enuff. I need Killzone!" lol and R2's a great game.

so, then I got back to R2. telling everybody I played with about how great that beta was. and how it was so fun. how its the next legendary shooter like halo 1 or goldeneye. and that it was the reason why I wasn't playing R2 sessions with my clan.

Man, I miss that game.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 2:53:27 PM

I thought you could still play it. I tried it a few days after the beta was over and still found games. Not as many people, but there were still a few people hosting games.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

dillonthebunny
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 3:38:51 PM

lol.. ive loaded it back on my ps3 twice since it closed... haha.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 5:50:16 PM

Right on King James!

Q!

"I aM Home"

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

dveisalive
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 11:49:15 AM
Reply

Here goes my problem, I have both Call of Duties and then another shooter, and another shooter im gonna get how do you find time in between time just to play all of these shooters lol! and They are like drugs you cant stop playing them !

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 2:53:54 PM

You won't need time to play them all. KZ2 will replace all the others.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

dveisalive
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 11:53:26 AM
Reply

Oh yeah I only seen videos on the beta but does any know how fast this game runs at?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Zorigo
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:27:10 PM
Reply

would have liked it earlier but i never get games straight aeway anyway

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

city96
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 3:15:26 PM
Reply

Thats jus stupid.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

The CEO
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 12:35:17 AM
Reply

Just make a European account then wait till February it should be out at same time as Gamestop version.Thats what I have been hearing.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ZubraZap
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:18:51 PM
Reply

I'm very tempted to walk up to the mall (or get a ride from my lil' bro) to pre order K2 and secure a demo. Then again with a 40gb PS3 size matters...

Btw I've been contemplating deleting my Linger in Shadows will that delete my trophies with it as well?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

inkme101
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:46:30 PM
Reply

i thought that by preordering the game meant you get the demo that day. but u get the code. u still cant play the demo till feb 5. which is ok but i was just hoping to be able to come home and try it out now. ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Will Advanced Warfare rejuvenate Call of Duty?
Yes, this is just want CoD needed.
I hope so; it looks promising.
I doubt it, but I'm not sure...
No chance; CoD is going down.

Previous Poll Results