Atelier Shallie Will Be Available As Full Game Trial For PS Plus Before It Comes Out

By Spencer . June 26, 2014 . 4:26am

image Gust has Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea scheduled to come out on July 17. PlayStation Plus members in Japan will be able to try the latest Atelier game a day early since Gust will release a full game trial on July 16. The full game trial will be available for one month.


Atelier Shallie was supposed to come out on June 26, but was postponed a couple of weeks. Gust plans on making it up to fans by offering free downloadable content for Atelier Shallie.

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  • Malon

    Wait, are they giving the game for free for PS+ users in Japan? I don’t get the idea.

    • Shippoyasha

      It’s a full game download, but you only have a limited amount of time before you are locked out of it. That’s how it worked with other full game trials.

      • Malon

        Oh, ok, thanks you two!

    • OyaTama

      It’s the full game trial, PS+ user will be able to play the full game for a limited amount of time (instead of having a demo version).

      • neocatzon

        Looking at the one hour time limit. Do they ever worth it? Except for downloading in advance for something you’re buying for sure, one hour feels way too short.

  • Ying

    I don’t understand the point of doing this. What happens if somebody beats the game during that limited time? The chances that they are going to buy the full game drop which is the exact opposite of what a demo is supposed to do

    • Yan Zhao

      Trials are usually given a time limit which expires after X hours of playtime. I doubt anyone can beat a JRPG in just a few hours lol

      • Ying

        Is the trial only going to be a couple hours long? I was speaking more of the speedrunner community, and under the assumption that the trial would be a couple days long.

        • No the trial will only be a few hours.

          As an example, they did the same thing with Ar nosurge, making the full game available as a trial before the official release.

          That trial was limited to 3 hours. And the time limit started from when the game was launched and is real-time, not in-game time. So even if you started it at, say 7:00PM and only played until 8:00PM, your trial expired at 10:00PM.

          No one will be beating an Atelier game in 3 hours.

          • Ying

            Ohh okay. That changes my opinion. Thanks for taking the time to explain it

  • darke

    Wonder if this is a sneaky thing on Sony’s part to try and get more people to grab the digital version in a notoriously physical-SKU country.

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