Role-playing fans aren't so annoyed that Final Fantasy XIII will take longer to hit North America; the lengthy localization process isn't anything new. But in this new era where everyone is demo-hungry, we've all been hoping to see a playable demo in the States…
As of now, the only way to play the lone available demo is to get your hands on the Japanese release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" on Blu-Ray. The American release didn't come with the hour-long playable demo and ever since that time, loyal FF followers in this country have been asking, "when do we get a shot at it?" Well, Square-Enix remains undecided on whether or not to give us a demo, but we do know two things, as noted by Joystiq : firstly, if it does come, it won't be in disc form; it'll be downloadable, like so many other demos this generation. Of course, it would likely be a big download, but that's okay…we're patient. Secondly, it wouldn't be a localized version of the demo in "Advent Children;" it'd be entirely new. Okay, so now all we have to hope for is a new demo to hit the Network, and we'll be happy. We've been wanting to get our hands on this ever since we saw the first gameplay video, and let's not forget that the game has come a long ways over the past year or so.
We'll certainly let you know if Square-Enix finally caves under the pressure and gives us that demo. When it does, we can pretty much guarantee we'll be one of the first to nab it.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII