The already-innovative Crackdown 2 demo has been updated by Ruffian Games with the hardest difficulty in the franchise yet, while Rare has revealed an unlockable crossover character that will be playable in Perfect Dark upon purchase of the retail version of the superhero sandbox game.
If the ability to pre-earn achievements in the Crackdown 2 demo hasn't piqued your interest in downloading the file, Ruffian Games has made the brief taste of the open-world action game appealing to more than just convenience-seekers. Starting today, players will have the ability to play the demo on an even more abusive difficulty level called Sadistic, a setting that promises to put the demo's Ruthless level to shame. When the game releases, however, the only difficulty levels available will be the bottom two -- Fragile and Tough -- though it'll certainly give demo-trained agents a leg up on the skills necessary to dominate online multiplayer at launch.
Speaking of agents, the agencies behind Crackdown 2 and Perfect Dark are planning a bit of a crossover, as Rare announced that players of Crackdown 2 will unlock a character from the game in the Perfect Dark remake's multiplayer mode. According to Rare's description of the crossover, the unlockable will not require a purchase -- rather, the addition of Crackdown's Agent 4 in Perfect Dark will be contingent upon having a Crackdown 2 save file on your Xbox 360.
This story, "Crackdown 2 Demo Teases with New Test, Character" was originally published by GamePro.