I hope that pay to play demos don’t become the new industry standard. When a big wig name like Square Enix starts doing something, it could definitely become a trend. The demo to the Final Fantasy Dissidia sequel, quite wordily titled Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy, is available for 300 yen or the Japanese equivalent of about four dollars. Payers, I mean players, will get a sizable bonus for buying this preview.
Aside from being able to demo both the story and arcade modes of the title, you’ll also get the iconic deceased Aeris from Final Fantasy VII as an assist character in the full version of the game. It seems unlikely that she’ll be available to those who don’t buy the demo. Perhaps if this premium demo business does start trending, the exclusive content will too. Only time will tell. Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy will hit Japanese store shelves on March 3rd.