Platinum Games "Hard At Work" On Playable Bayonetta Demo
Bayonetta was one of several games to slip out of 2009 in an effort to avoid the potentially sales-crushing blockbusters for this holiday season.
Remember, the game is still scheduled to launch in Japan in October, but the powers that be thought it'd make more sense to steer clear of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, both of which are likely to be far more popular in North America. But wouldn't you want a shot at this girl-power creation before the launch? Well, according to GameSpot citing Andriasang, producer Yusuke Hashimoto has said Platinum is "currently hard at work" on a playable demo. The interesting part is that it seems they'll be putting a bunch of extra effort into this demo; as Hashimoto said:
"It will be more than just a demo that's pulled from the middle of the game. We'd like to make it so that those who've already bought the game will make new discoveries if they play the demo."
We don't know if this demo will get a worldwide release; it may not with the game delayed until next year in North America. But we're hoping we'll get a sneak peek at this one before the year is out, and we think it's a very intriguing idea to have a demo that everyone - even those who own the game - will want to play. Most times, demos really are just pieces of the actual game, but what if they were fresh and entirely original sections of gameplay content...? Wouldn't that be more enticing for everyone involved?
Related Game(s): Bayonetta
8/31/2009 Ben Dutka