There’s a history of publishers incentivize the purchase of one game with the promise of another. Tobal No. 1 was famously bundled with a demo of Final Fantasy VII, and Capcom will continue that tradition by including download codes for a Resident Evil 6 demo in this May’s Dragon’s Dogma.
Of course, there’s a catch.
If you’re buying the Xbox 360 version of Dragon’s Dogma, the Resident Evil 6 demo becomes available on July 3. If you’re buying the PlayStation 3 version of Dragon’s Dogma, however, that very same demo is locked into Microsoft exclusivity for two months--the demo won't arrive until September 4.
How does Capcom explain this? Well, it mostly doesn’t.
“That's a considerable leg up for 360 owners, but still an early chance to check out RE6 (due out November 20th) for PS3 owners,” said the company in its announcement post on Capcom Unity.
Dragon's Dogma launches on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 22.