At this very moment, lucky Capcom fans are enjoying some mechanized multiplayer mayhem compliments of the newly released multiplayer versus demo for Lost Planet 2. And while high-intensity gaming is reason enough to download the demo, assuming you’ve received an early access code from Capcom by being a member of Capcom-Unity.com, there’s another great reason to do so as well.
Each time someone downloads either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version of the demo, a donation will be made to the non-profit disaster relief organization Music for Relief as part of Capcom’s “Kill Big for Charity” campaign. After a million demos have been downloaded, $20,000 will be donated to the charity fund. Each additional 500,000 downloads will add $5,000 to the fund. The campaign started yesterday and will last until midnight on May 5.
Capcom will also be holding a pre-launch event in Los Angeles on May 6. If you want to attend, you’ll have to sign up at Capcom-Unity.com, and then receive an invitation. The event will also feature a celebrity tournament, the winner of which will choose which Music for Relief cause will receive the money raised by the demo download event, which tops out at $25,000.
If you want to attend the pre-launch event, but you don’t live in the L.A. area, not to worry. Starting today, Capcom community members can submit their strategies and tips for the LP2 multiplayer demo (right here), and Capcom will reward the best four with a place in the celebrity tournament as well as airfare to L.A. to attend the event.