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Submitted by tom110584 1151d ago | news

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's Japanese demo is region-locked, save yourself a 3.5GB download

El33tonline writes:

"Last week Konami gave Metal Gear fans cause for celebration by announcing that a demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance would be released on the Japanese PlayStation Store on December 13th." (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PS3)

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Godchild1020  +   1151d ago
Why would you region lock a demo?
Information Minister  +   1151d ago
Because Zone of the Enders HD Collection was released in Europe not even 2 weeks ago with this very same demo as selling point.

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CarlosX360  +   1149d ago
It's in the U.S. too.
MastaPiff  +   1151d ago
Haters, that's why...

(MGS FANS)--> ( ._.)=o[X_o ) <--(HATERS)
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MastaPiff  +   1151d ago
7 disagrees for suggesting us MGS fans are getting hated on!? LoL IDC about the disagrees but I Guess I edit that above post since nobody agrees...

(MASTAPIFF)--> ( ._.)=o[X_o ) <--(ALL HATERS!)

Is that better!? LMAO!!!
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Enigma_2099  +   1151d ago
I'm hating on you for your overuse of LOL. You ain't funny.
Soldierone  +   1151d ago
So in otherwords, we will never see this in NA.... lol
ghostrider32  +   1151d ago
Wow demos are getting region locked now? *Throws hands up and walk away* I'm done.
akaakaaka  +   1151d ago
sony is becoming a more evil corp :/ first online codes and now this..
wtf playstation stop it..

edit, i believe they do, why will they not?
and what about online passes?
not having good deals for digital games and over changing them and not been capable on keeping or having competitive prices?
don't defend a corporation never, they are not humans.

SONY, PLAYSTATION let's start next gen with giving dlc free like it should to be.
i'm ok with you charging extra colors or suit but maps or extra levels? stop it already..
giving free dls next gen will help them a lot to make new sales, give love and you will get love.. it's not that hard to understand.

I will have buy more games if dlc are free, more people will play them if dlc are free and communities will ge stronger and peopl will enjoy the games how was meant to be and fallow that franchise more.
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calis  +   1151d ago
Because Sony has a say in this?
LordMe  +   1151d ago
Sony didn't do this... DW7E's demo was not region locked.

This is on Konami, not Sony.
GenericNameHere  +   1151d ago
The PS3 is the ONLY console to not have region-lock this gen (meaning PS3, Wii, and 360, though I'm not sure if the Wii U is region-locked or not). The only game that was EVER region-locked in its entire life so far is Persona 4 Arena a few months ago. This demo is the FIRST EVER region-locked demo in the entire PSN lifetime.

If there's anyone who region-blocked this demo, it's definitely NOT Sony. They're the ones who is fine with importing, so it's mostly Konami's decision to make it region-lock.
Skips  +   1151d ago
Online passes a problem?

If you ask me, I'd rather have those then be charged to play online.

But I agree, they can get pretty annoying.
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sithsylar  +   1151d ago
Online passes can be a problem but easily adverted when its easy to make a psn account for any country and then you are pretty much fine.
vlonjati77  +   1151d ago
Information Minister explained it why,but some of you have ..... instead of a brain.after a stressed morning its good reading some of your comentters to have good lough hahaha.
The_bloodedge  +   1151d ago
Wow region locking a demo... I would like to no the reason behind this stupid decision.
sithsylar  +   1151d ago
I second this motion.... I really really hate region locking...
unknownhero1123  +   1151d ago
it's to make sure people buy the ZoE collection since it has the demo. In other words, the reason was money.
0pie  +   1151d ago
this game will suck balls and they only want japenese people to see how this game gonna blow. Thats not so bad.
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The_bloodedge  +   1151d ago
I'm sorry but platinum games don't make shit action games. So saying this game will suck is just a No =]
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1151d ago
Played the demo already (got the ZoE Collection). Simply put, if there's an action game to ever look forward to now. This is it.
josephayal  +   1151d ago
Mah! I dont like mgs rising
Lord_Sloth  +   1151d ago
So what do you think of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance?
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sithsylar  +   1151d ago
Am i the only one who is now fearing this game could also be region locked??????
League_of_Draven  +   1151d ago
Good. Now everyone can play the DmC demo instead. It has better combat than Rising and will be a better game than Rising too.
Lord_Sloth  +   1151d ago
Yeah-no. I played the demo. It sucks.
yami930  +   1151d ago
Lmao I highly doubt that the DmC story can be better than a Metal Gear story by Kojima Productions (dialouge in Rising already looks way better than DmC) and gameplay wise Rising is being made by Platinum which is the company who basically created Devil May Cry and defined the genre and if the demo is anything to go by for DmC its going to be a pretty sucky game when compared to Devil May Cry (might be a close to decent game if you look at it as a new IP). Metal Gear Rising interestingly feels a lot more like Devil May Cry than DmC, being that Rising has a part human part something else white haired badass protagonist that has a very fast paced, stylish, skill needing fighting style with a whole lot of combo possibilities which further increase as you earn weapons after defeating the bosses who weilded those weapons, you search for secret VR missions throughout the game, there are interesting bosses, you gain BP points that are used to buy more moves, upgrades etc. all in 60 fps with a very high action rock soundtrack. I can't wait for Rising.
dredgewalker  +   1149d ago
Yeah I want everyone to try the DMC demo to see how craptastic it is. Sorry but I'd play a Platinum game anytime since they have Hideki Kamiya, the one who made the orginal DMC and also directed Viewtiful Joe. I have great trust in Platinum that they'd make Rising fun and action packed. At first I wasn't interested in this game but after it was passed to Platinum, it really changed my mind and it is now in my list of games to look forward to.
The_bloodedge  +   1151d ago
If I played this on my jap ps3 will I void the region lock??
tom110584  +   1151d ago
i think so. let us know if it works!
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delboy  +   1151d ago
I did played it,and the controls are a mess.
wheresmymonkey  +   1151d ago
I thought the demo was the same one that came with ZoE HD anyway. So its already out onbothe the ps3 and 360. Just in disc form is all.
Xklaw  +   1151d ago
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooo. I was waiting to try this demo. Oh well, I´ve been waiting for a game like this ever since MGS1, so i guess i can wait a little longer.
rajman  +   1151d ago
Wow that is really weird of them, I bought the Japanese version of ZOE HD collection and was able to download the demo just fine...but I guess they decided to add the lock afterwards o_0
bayonetta  +   1151d ago
Platinum Games on Twitter :
You'd have to ask Konami about that. Region locking/etc. is a publisher decision, not one made by the developer.
so yeah if you really want it go and buy ZOE HD or wait until february 2013
Pentex  +   1151d ago
"so yeah if you really want it go and buy ZOE HD"

That seems to me like a motive for them to lock this demo. If there are people willing to buy ZOE HD just for the fact that it contains a MGR demo, this demo now launched would sway some of those from buying it.

The business side of games ruins stuff like this for people.
stage88  +   1151d ago
Dammit, just started downloading.
MorbidPorpoise  +   1151d ago
Have they confirmed that they WONT bring a demo (PSN/XBL) out in the EU/US?
hadouken007  +   1151d ago
It's just a demo?
Braid  +   1151d ago
Huh, lucky me I guess?

The thing is I don't even feel like plugging my ethernet cable to my PS3 in order to download this demo, feels like it'd be too much of an effort. Guess I'll pass.
Braid  +   1151d ago
Whoever disagreed is not a real MGS fan.

Dudes, just stick to Ground Zeroes. This is "Bayonetta the Cybrog Edition".

*flies away*
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stage88  +   1151d ago
"flies away" uh... what?
Braid  +   1151d ago
Internet jargon. Meaning I won't be staying here to watch the flood of disagrees I'll be getting for my comment.
Heisenburger  +   1151d ago
Noooooo! I SHALL *HAVE MY REVENGE......ance....
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Z501  +   1151d ago
So ... if this demo is locked because of ZoE HD collection. That must mean ZoE HD must not be out/released in Japan. amirite?

.... oh wait

Japan can buy ZoE HD and play the demo included (like the rest of us) AND download/play the demo.(NOT like the rest of us)

Makes total sense/s
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