i think that the demo will be release one month before the game
talk about waking up this is a thing which all guys on forum knew(read some older threads!!).
At least we wait for UT3 only 3 years.
To compare with long awaited games
Daikatana- "Hovel of the highest order"
Prey- Its very good game(quake1 engine killed it,doom3 engine resurrected it )
DN4E- still in development or rather Missing in Action