Bayonetta demo out next week for Japan; PS3 problem level missing
Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:47 AM
A demo for Bayonetta will be available for download on October 8th in Japan.
Even though the game has been delayed until 2010 in the US and Europe, SEGA and Platinum Games is determined to get a demo out for the Japanese release, which is set for 29th October, according to Andriasang.com
However, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 demos will not offer the same content. It looks like a "problem" stage has been removed from the PS3 version, following previous reports of framerate issues.
The Falling Clock Tower stage was not present at the Tokyo Games Show in the PS3 game, and this stage will not be included in the public demo for the game. The Xbox 360 demo will include the tutorial, The Angel's Metropolis stage and the Falling Clock Tower prologue. The PS3 demo will only include the first two stages.
We recently learnt that the PS3 game was ported by SEGA, rather than original developer Platinum Games.
The PS3 demo surprisingly weighs in at 1.2GB, compared to the Xbox 360's 770MB.
Producer Yusuke Hashimoto previously said of the demo:
"It will be more than just a demo that's pulled from the middle of the game. We'd like to make it so that those who've already bought the game will make new discoveries if they play the demo."
Read our Bayonetta interview with Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya here.
Read more about Bayonetta for the PS3 and Xbox 360 here.