Tales Of Vesperia Demo Up On Japanese Store
It's really no longer accurate to complain about the lack of RPGs in this generation. Granted, they were slow in coming, but quite a few have arrived and many more are on the way.
PlayStation 3 owners are already used to the waiting game, and it didn't help that certain RPGs like Eternal Sonata and Tales of Vesperia debuted on the Xbox 360. Eternal Sonata did come to the PS3 a year later with a bunch of extra content, and you can likely expect the same deal when Tales of Vesperia finally becomes part of the PS3 library later this year in Japan. If you're a fan of the genre but are on the fence about a purchase, perhaps you may want to download the playable demo. According to SCRAWLFX, the 282MB demo has appeared on the Japanese Store, and will let you test out the Keiv Moc section of the game. Your party will consist of five characters, including the PS3-exclusive Patty Fleur, and you will conclude by tackling the massive Giganto enemy. If you're in the US, all you need is a Japanese account to give Vesperia a whirl, but you might be needlessly teasing yourself: while this title is confirmed for the PS3 in Japan, we haven't heard about a North American launch date just yet. That doesn't stop all the RPG fans from hoping, but you never know...
Namco really should offer the PS3 version in this region - and Europe, too - but what publishers should do and what they actually do are sometimes two very different things. We'll keep you posted.
Related Game(s): Tales of Vesperia
7/13/2009 Ben Dutka