Hitting both Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network today, Ninja Gaiden 3 finally gets a playable demo, while Dragon’s Dogma gives gamers worldwide a taste of Capcom’s latest action-RPG.
The Ninja Gaiden 3 demo is late to the party for good reason. Though set in London, which composes the first level of the game, it allows players to tool around with not only the Dragon Sword, but the Eclipse Scythe and Falcon’s Talons. It would appear that Team Ninja waited until its DLC weapons were out the door before bringing forth a demo, thus allowing their inclusion. Given that Ninja Gaiden 3 is very much a “try-before-you-buy” sort of game, the release of a demo is a boon to players the world over.
Dragon’s Dogma, on the other hand, is still something of an unknown quantity. It will be out late next month (May 22), but Capcom is already allowing players to get a taste of both character creation and gameplay, including not only the Countryside Quest, but the capability to import one’s created heroes into the main game upon its launch.
Both demos are available immediately on the PlayStation Network and to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. Silver members are sadly out of luck for the time being.
By Shelby Reiches