Just Cause 2 demo online next week

Square Enix London Studios has announced that gamers will be able to dust off the old parachute and grapple gun and cause some chaos a bit early. A 1.4GB playable demo for Avalanche’s open-world action game, Just Cause 2, is set to hit Xbox Live, PSN and Steam on March 4th.

The demo offers 35 square miles of the Lautan Lama Desert -– “A vast expanse of stunning, sun-scorched scenery taking up just one of the many islands in the 400 square miles of the Panau archipelago.”

Plenty of space to base-jump and generally run riot in then. It’s “easily one of the biggest freeroaming demos of all time” in fact, general manager Lee Singleton says.

The full game hits stores March 23rd in North America and March 26th everywhere else.