Japanese Catherine Demo out on 1/27

#1 Posted by endaround (2147 posts) -
Andriasang reports that the demo has finally been dated.  Its out on 1/27 for PSN and Xbox Live Gold.  Silver members, which would likely be anyone reading this, have to wait until 2/3.
#2 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Well, time to sign up for a Japanese PSN account. You can still do that, right?

#3 Edited by ChrisTaran (1676 posts) -

Was going to use my Japanese Live account, but since it's silver, think I'll use the PSN account I just signed up for. 
Here's the instructions I used to sign up my Japanese PSN if anyone would like to use it to (in lovely video format)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Kfm0gCTX0
 

#4 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

OH SNAP
 
im on it son

#5 Posted by Globox82 (189 posts) -

meh no thanks. What is the point of playing the demo in Japanese? With these type of games story/dialogue is very important, with out that, i couldn't care less.
will wait for eng version.

#6 Posted by Cerogravian (344 posts) -

Dammit. I leave my house for a bit and miss my chance at bringing good news! :P
I just got it from the tweets though...
 
But it is Good!!
...Not as good with the gold-thing, but still!

#7 Posted by hedfone (1731 posts) -
@benjaebe said:
" Well, time to sign up for a Japanese PSN account. You can still do that, right? "
#8 Posted by alternate (2720 posts) -
@Globox82 said:
" meh no thanks. What is the point of playing the demo in Japanese? With these type of games story/dialogue is very important, with out that, i couldn't care less. will wait for eng version. "
What type of games?  Nobody is quite sure what it is yet.  Also, looks like it will make little sense in any language.
#9 Posted by supermike6 (3641 posts) -

I would, but I don't have a Japanese Live account.  
 
This is unfortunate.

#10 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@alternate said:

" @Globox82 said:

" meh no thanks. What is the point of playing the demo in Japanese? With these type of games story/dialogue is very important, with out that, i couldn't care less. will wait for eng version. "
What type of games?  Nobody is quite sure what it is yet.  Also, looks like it will make little sense in any language. "
Its a puzzle-platformer with adventure game elements.
 
@supermike6 said:
" I would, but I don't have a Japanese Live account.   This is unfortunate. "

It is really easy to make one, ya know?:P
#11 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -
@mutha3 said:

 
@supermike6 said:
" I would, but I don't have a Japanese Live account.   This is unfortunate. "
It is really easy to make one, ya know?:P "

if you haven't made 3 accounts it's going to have free gold for a month. if not you need to get some 48 hours coupons :P
#12 Posted by xyzygy (10077 posts) -

I'd rather play the game in a language I understand.

#13 Posted by LiquidPrince (16169 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" I'd rather play the game in a language I understand. "
I just want to play it.
#14 Posted by JJWeatherman (14569 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
" @xyzygy said:
" I'd rather play the game in a language I understand. "
I just want to play it. "
+1 
 
I've been avoiding details about the game somewhat intentionally. I'm really curious to get my hands on a demo.
#15 Edited by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

So pumped. Hopefully it's good.
 
@benjaebe said:

" Well, time to sign up for a Japanese PSN account. You can still do that, right? "

Yes, you can. Good thing is, that it doesn't have all the random verification as required in the USA, like actually posting a real address (I posted only the character "nu" for every blank), or submitting a real email (if you do it on the PS3 itself).
#16 Posted by supermike6 (3641 posts) -
@mutha3 said: 
@supermike6 said:
" I would, but I don't have a Japanese Live account.   This is unfortunate. "
It is really easy to make one, ya know?:P "
Wow. That was pretty easy. Now I can't wait for this demo! I'll even be able to understand a small fraction of what is said! 
#17 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

damn my choice of consoles has hampered me yet again!
 
oh well :(

#18 Posted by natetodamax (19219 posts) -

Can I still download the demo with an account that has reverted back to silver? I have a Japanese LIVE account but it's not gold anymore.

#19 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -
@natetodamax said:

" Can I still download the demo with an account that has reverted back to silver? I have a Japanese LIVE account but it's not gold anymore. "

@endaround said: 

" Silver members, which would likely be anyone reading this, have to wait until 2/3. "

#20 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -

awesomeeeee

#21 Posted by natetodamax (19219 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ: I saw that but when I signed into my Japanese account a week ago the Game Marketplace wasn't on the Dashboard. It was just My Xbox.
#22 Posted by Cerogravian (344 posts) -
@natetodamax: It sounds like you weren't connected to Live at all. But regardless - If your account has reverted to Silver, then it isn't Gold anymore, it is Silver, and:
 
 @endaround said: 

" Silver members [...] have to wait until 2/3. "

#23 Posted by natetodamax (19219 posts) -
@Cerogravian: The account was definitely connected to LIVE, because I remember looking at the Game Marketplace (or what I thought was the Game Marketplace, I couldn't read it) and seeing Japanese ads and stuff.
#24 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Time to go make a Japanese PSN account. Huzzah!

#25 Posted by BradBrains (1171 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" @LiquidPrince said:
" @xyzygy said:
" I'd rather play the game in a language I understand. "
I just want to play it. "
+1  I've been avoiding details about the game somewhat intentionally. I'm really curious to get my hands on a demo. "
all this demo talk finally got my to pre-order the game. i think i may just wait till my copy comes instead.
#26 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

just signed up for the japanese account and got a month of free gold (what?) so I get to have it on day of :D

#27 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" just signed up for the japanese account and got a month of free gold (what?) so I get to have it on day of :D "
Careful that you don't get dinged with the subscription when the free trial expires.
#28 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

Unfortunately, I'm English.

#29 Posted by Vitor (2832 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" I'd rather play the game in a language I understand. "
If someone puts up footage of the entire game online, I'll put up a translation on the site. I could use the practice anyway. Unfortunately, don't have my PS3/360 with me at the moment otherwise I'd do so directly.
#30 Posted by BaconGames (3574 posts) -

Why must Japan hate PC gaming?  Seriously I REALLY want to play this game.  At least if it holds up to the hype I'm giving it.

#31 Posted by Cerogravian (344 posts) -
@natetodamax:  ...I think you need to read your own comments that people are replying to; I meant that the instance you described where @natetodamax said:
"the Game Marketplace wasn't on the Dashboard. It was just My Xbox. "
...THIS sounds like you weren't connected to Live at the moment. 
The Silver/Gold account stuff and everything is the same as in the start of the thread.
 
@Vitor:
Be mindful of the thin line between 'practice' and exploited labour. :P
I'll see if I can't clear up some things as well, but I'll have to remember it while playing, don't have any fancy recordamajiggies or such here.

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