The God of War III Demo is now available on the European PlayStation Store, indicating that it might show up on the North American store later today. This is the first time it's been fully available to the public.
The European PlayStation blog made the announcement today that the demo was coming along with this week's European update. No such announcements have been made by the blog's American counterpart.
The demo itself is the E3 2009 demo that's been available through different means throughout most of the second half of that year. Demo codes were offered with things like the District 9 Blu-Ray and God of War Collection along with various other independent offers. This is the first time the demo has been right up on the PlayStation Store without hoops to jump through. Read More
For a while, it seemed that there was no interest in a North American release for the DS role-playing game known as "Nostalgeo no Kaze" (among a number of translations). However, when all hope seemed to be lost, the power of not one, but two companies stepped in to make sure that come September, Western gamers would get the chance to step into an alternate 19th-century Earth.
The game has quite the pedigree behind it: It's developed by Matrix Software, who were responsible for Dragon Quest V on the PS2 and Final Fantasies III-IV on the DS, and is done so in association with Red Entertainment, who has dabbled in such titles as Gungrave, Thousand Arms, and even Bonk. And for Japanophiles, it gets even better: Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame and Tokobot is the Producer, with direction by Sakura
Taisen's Naoki Morita. Art direction comes from Yoshiteru Tsujino (known from Far East of Eden), with airship
design by Takuhito Kusanagi (Grandia, Blue Submarine No.6, Samurai 7), and
enemy design by Keita Amemiya (Iria- Zeiram the Animation, Kamen Rider).
Their efforts will put players in the role of Eddie, a headstrong Londoner who, in true RPG fashion, amasses a group of followers who will join him as he travels the skies in a steampunk-inspired zeppelin.
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