We've been talking about demos a lot lately; they have become a definite staple of the current generation gaming experience.
But that doesn't mean every publisher received the memo. While you'll usually find a playable demo for big blockbuster releases, don't expect a chance to sample Assassin's Creed II before its scheduled November 17 launch date. As Connected Consoles reports, a spokesperson for the publisher did confirm that there would be no demo on the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live Marketplace. For the record, they didn't give us one for the original Creed , either, but this is 2009, not 2007. One would just assume that a demo was almost inevitable by this time but it appears that Ubisoft is counting on gamers to learn about the game the old-fashioned way; read up on available info, check out media (we got some great videos, for instance), and in general, stay in the loop. They do say that Ubisoft may be previewing the game at some public expo events in the upcoming weeks but if you're not in the vicinity, forget about trying Assassin's Creed II before the 17th.
Well, we're all kinds of excited for this sequel, anyway, so we can live without the demo. Let's just hope it doesn't hurt the sales potential for this promising title; demos have been known to increase sales of the product, ya know.