SEGA has announced the immediate availability of a Condemned 2 playable demo for Xbox 360. The demo, available now on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, is set mid-way through the game's first level and gives players the chance to step into the shoes of former Serial Crimes Unit investigator, Ethan Thomas.

Following on from events in the first game, Condemned 2 introduces a new set of forensic tools, enabling the player to get much more hands-on with the investigative part of the game. However, if you're after a more action-focused experience then most of the forensic stuff can be skipped.

Condemned 2 is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 4.