In a blog post by Sawaki Takeyasu (character designer of El Shaddai), he noted that the number of people who downloaded the El Shaddai was that of an “Olympic Record” over the past week. The demo shows sections of what is believed to be the third level of game where you play Enoch, a holy warrior sent to earth by Lucifel to retrieve eight rogue archangels that have disobeyed Gods commands and are running rampant on the promised land. Takeyasu notes that due to the earthquake, the possible reprints of the game may take longer than expected so if you wanted to play the game on the release date, he recommends to preorder it. It’s only nine days until the official Japanese release of the game (with the Artbook and various other goodies likely to come one day before that) so if you haven’t already, I recommend downloading the demo while you still can before it goes down (It happened to Catherine).
El Shaddai, despite not being out yet, has recieved a fair amount of interest from the gaming community (And by gaming community, I mean Nico Nico Douga users) for it’s stunning atmosphere, unique story, and amazing presentation. While the game is slated for a Japanese release on April 28th (and a western release sometime this summer), Famitsu announced today that Ignition’s first original project will have a demo, avaliable April 14th. It hasn’t been confirmed whether the demo will be reaching both the PS3 and the 360 however it is relativly easy to make a Japanese PSN/Live account to access the demo with. Current trailers for the game have been rather cryptic with how battles are conducted so a trailer should be worth a look from anyone even the tiniest bit interested in such a unique game.
Starting this Monday (February 14th), you can head on over to the WiiWare shop and download the demo for Chronos Twjns DX. The game originally launched in January 2010 and features unique game play, allowing you to control both the present and the past simultaneously.
This cool little platformer was created by Spanish developer EnjoyUp games, who was also responsible for Little Red Riding Hood Zombie BBQ, as well as a few others.
Obviously, EnjoyUp is just trying to show gamers some love this Valentine’s Day with a free demo of a game that is already more than a year old. Still it’s free entertainment, and who doesn’t love that?
(Source: Nintendo World Report)
Because nothing screams the holiday season more than… err.. Well, blood curdling screams of horror and wet pants?
Anyway, the Dead Space 2 Demo is not out for Xbox Live and PSN owners. For those new to the series, the first Dead Space was a survival/horror FPS game, which followed the tale of Isaac Clarke, who engages a virus alien infestation which transformed the humans of a nearby space mining ship into disgusting “Necromorphs”. It got moderate to above average reception, and acclimated a rather large fanbase, if their in-depth Wiki guide is any sort of sign to that.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Strategic Planning Vice President Christian Svensson [on the Marvel VS Captom division] has announced that there will NOT be a download demo of the upcoming title.
Svenson also announced that there will be down-loadable characters for a small fee. While most gamers are quuk to rise up in anger over teh subject of paying full retail price for a game, and getting nickel and dimed on the extras, Svenson stated that “DLC is part of the business model these days given the massive costs of production and can be the difference between a profitable product and an unprofitable product.”
My many condolences to the TSG fighting game thread viewers and contributers.
Looking to pummel some bad guys and make them explode? You may be in luck! Tecmo Koei have announced that a demo for Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network on October 19th.
In the demo, you take control of either Ken or Rei as you turn your enemies into bloody puddles through two stages. You can also buy the full game, which features tons of playable characters other than Ken and Rei, on November 2nd.
Personally, I’m more interested in playing the free demo just so I can turn some enemies inside out than buy the full game. But I’m sure there’s some of you out there who will purchase the game to experience all of the high violence action.
Want to get your hands on Gearbox Software’s newest title, Duke Nukem Forever, before it hit stores next year? Well, now you can!
Provided you’re willing to shell out some extra cash for the Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. The re-release of the game will give players membership to the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club, not to mention the 4 Borderlands episodes you receive from buying the game.
Membership to the club will allow you to play a demo of Duke Nukem Forever, as well as get a bunch of “goodies” when the game releases on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2011.
And haven’t you always wanted to be in a Duke Nukem Club anyway?
With Move on the way, Sony has given us a taste of the Move’s demo disk on their blog. They have confirmed that there will be 11 different games on the disc, along with the PlayStation Eye and Move Controller. Each game will presumably make full use of the Move’s capabilities regarding motion control.
You can check out the video from the blog as well as the full list of games after the jump.
Continue reading 11 Games Confirmed for the PlayStation Move Demo Disc
Tales of Graces fan are probably aware of its upcoming demo release on the PSN and its appearance at the fast approaching Tokyo Game Show. What exactly will the demo entail?
“The taster will offer a dungeon called “Forest of Mystery,” where you’ll be able to pick from seven different playable characters.
The demo will allow players to sample some character-specific moves, such as “Accel Mode” and the “hi-ougi” specials.”
While no exactly information was given regarding the game/demo release dates, Tales of Graces [F] will be hitting Japanese shelves later this year. Stay tuned here at the TSG newsroom for upcoming details/coverage about the game.
Great news for God of War fans! Well, if you shelled out the cash for the Playstation Plus service, that is.
Tuesday, September 7, Playstation Plus members will be able to download an early version of God of War: The Ghost of Sparta for the PSP.
Sadly, there is no word on when regular PSN members will get access. Even though I’m not a God of War fan, I can sympathize with the unfairness of the situation. Yet, I assure you there will be plenty of insane God of War fans that will shell out for the new service, netting Sony some nice revenue.
Oh Sony… You sneaky businessmen. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS TO ALIENATE FANBASES!