The PSP Go is on store shelves for the very first time today in Japan, and you can bet that most new owners are anxiously awaiting Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker .
Of course, North American gamers are certainly excited about Kojima's new portable MGS production; the entire world is eagerly anticipating the final product. But in the meantime, we can always have the benefit of a demo to tide us over…unfortunately, while the Japanese demo has already been confirmed, we really weren't sure if we'd see an English version. However, according to the Kojima Productions blog page of Christine Kogure , "the fully localized English version of the playable demo" will indeed exist at some point; it's only a matter of when. Her post reads:
"I was actually lucky enough to receive mine as a gift from a friend and I have Peace Walker running on it right now. The screen is slightly smaller, but it's brighter and more vivid so you can see more of the finer details. The game and its visuals are looking great and we can hardly wait to bring you the fully localized English version of the playable demo!! We hope you are just as excited about playing it when it's released."
Oh, I imagine the MGS fans will be as excited. They're definitely loyal. It'll be interesting to see how the PSP Go fares in Japan, too; early sales in this country are a bit of a mystery so far; Sony claims they're just fine while other sources say sales are slow. Well, a game like Peace Walker is sure to liven up those numbers a bit, right? Heck, even the demo could spark a PSP Go sales spike; awesome demos have the power to do that, remember.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker