The Great J-RPG PSN Demo Explosion

By Spencer . September 29, 2008 . 7:50am


I thought the downloadable demo Prinny demo would be the only highlight of today’s PlayStation Store update in Japan. Volcynika kindly let us know (thanks!!) Japan’s PlayStation Store is filled to the brim with demos. Fire up your Japanese PSN account to try out Eternal Sonata, X-Edge (aka Cross Edge), Prinny, and Yggdra Union. Prinny: Is it OK if I’m the Protagonist? is the only game in the demo explosion not currently sitting on a store shelf in Japan. With the exception of Yggdra Union all of this content is new for us. Yeah for early evaluations!


Images courtesy of Namco Bandai.

  • Volcynika

    I have no PSP to try out the Prinny demo :(

    But Eternal Sonata for PS3 seems harder than the 360 version, and I still need to try out X-Edge. Good stuff, though!

  • Chow

    You’d still need to de-register your PSP from your North American (or Euro) account still and register it with your Japanese account. I’m scared to do this in case it deletes all my PS3-to-PSP content I already have on my PSP. I guess I’ll just have to look for the demo away from the PSN in order to play it.

  • Andaryu

    I just got finished playing the X-edge demo, and OH MY GOD WOW. It is freakin’ awesome!!

    I hope and pray they bring this to US cause it rocked my world.

    Still waiting for the Prinny demo to finish… *makes popcorn* WHAT A NIGHT! Thank you Siliconera!

  • Laexerias

    I loveee the Prinny Demo.

  • WarBovine

    I don’t have a PS3, but there doesn’t seem to be any problems deregistering and registering a PSP to different accounts. If you make it through the trouble to get a japanese account then install the Prinny demo, it will register the new account on the PSP and old DRM-enabled content will not run. Reinstalling anything from the previous account re-activates it, disables the Prinny demo and any content attached to that account will run just fine again.

  • I just played the X Edge demo and although my Japanese is pretty much in the illiterate range, I got a pretty fair estimate of the game’s potential.

    It’s fun. Lots of flashy, well-animated sprite work. I really hope the “crazy” rumor about this coming stateside is true! If not, you better believe I’ll finally get my hands dirty with the import scene.

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