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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

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Deleted User []
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 9:56:32 PM
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Well, I have a Japanese PSN account so when the demo arrives, I can download it from there.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:31:10 PM
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I have always said demos should be their own experience and not a slice of the game because that is how you can say "Okay this is what the game is about" and not put people off. Heavy Rain really needs to do that as well, or it won't help anyone.

I'm looking forward to trying the demo because I have been skeptical about this title's appeal.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:34:51 PM

I completely agree. If I want to demo Skate, I should be able to download Madden and base judgement on that.

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tes37
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:59:38 PM

I want to try this demo also, I'm hoping it's different than DMC in a number of ways. If so, they may end up persuading me to make a purchase.

fluffer nutter
You know there's a Skate 2 out that's an improvement over the first.


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King James
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:34:27 AM

How the heck are you gonna demo a game so different? It'll be like someone showing you 3mins of a 8hr movie and then asking you for $60.

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:25:52 AM
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i am so wanting this game

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chucknasty
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:57:35 AM

Ditto. My friends laugh at my love of games with chick leads but if well executed they are sweet.
Oooh, 3.0 updat just finished...going to check it out.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:36:46 AM
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Good, the incentive for this game will soon arrive.

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Bandit King
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:45:49 AM
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Yeah were going to need those JP accounts because Sega America commented to Joystiq that they have no word on if the demo will be making its way to the US PSN/XBLA before or after the games NA release

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:36:57 AM
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Not really sure about this game, it looks a lot like DMC. But i really want to try it without spending $60.

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Metal Head
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:14:03 AM
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The best game demo I played was Medal Of Honor Frontline for the ps2. It sold the game to me, but I never finish it. Demos Let u experience the game.I hope this game doesn't ignore ps3 gamers by giving $$$$$ exclusives.

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ohmikkie
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:22:47 PM
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According to 1UP, PS3 version is still far from polished. Are we going to get yet another 3rd party lack-luster title again. I still hoping they get it right. If it's anything like the DMC titles it should be a must buy for me.

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Ricochet
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:36:40 PM
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Kotaku reports that the demo for Bayonetta for the PS3 is falling again in the "poor-ports" division.

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