The third installment of the critically acclaimed Dead Space series will be available as a demo on both the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Sony PlayStation 3 on January 22nd, but if you own a 360 and don’t mind clicking your way to demo.deadspace.com, you can get in on the Dead Space 3 action one week earlier on January 15th.

Here’s an excerpt from the EA and Visceral Games 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 takes the franchise’s core elements of suspense, horror, action and sound and introduces them to all-new elements – including co-op play – that allows players to work together to take down the most ambitious Dead Space experience yet.”

The full release of Dead Space 3 will hit stores in North America on February 5th. Those living in the European region will have to wait three additional days.