Visceral Games have just announced that a downloadable demo for Dead Space 3, the upcoming survival horror third-person shooter, will be available  on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network starting on January 22. Exclusively for Xbox 360, gamers who want a chance to play the demo one week early, can sign up on

According to the press release in the demo, players will be thrust into deep space terror when unwilling hero – Isaac Clarke – and all-new co-op companion – Sergeant John Carver – crash land on Tau Volantis, an unforgiving ice planet teeming with Necromorphs.

Dead Space 3 launches in North America on February 5 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC and February 8 in Europe.