Ace Combat 3D Demo Reportedly Only Playable Thrice
Stunning details have emerged regarding the Japanese demo of Bandai-Namco’s jet fighter 3DS title. Only playable three times? Gracious!
The Japanese eShop has been experiencing 3DS eShop demo downloads for some time now. Whilst we might grumble and gnash our teeth and generally get grumpy about the whole thing, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops in the land of the rising sun. The demos have certain… stipulations, some of which are more stern than others.
Shocking new information has come to light regarding the restrictions placed on the latest of these demos. Andriasang have reported in the past that the majority of eShop demos, such as Monster Hunter 3G and New Love Plus, are playable thirty times before being unable to be activated again.
Yet for today’s Japanese eShop demo release, Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble, a restriction has been put in place by the developers of the Project Aces team. This restriction means that the demo is only playable three times before expiring.
It’s an interesting and somewhat unprecedented idea, though whether it will leave Japanese gamers itching to get more of the game (and therefore buy it), or instead scowl at their 3DS systems with a mild sense of irateness is as yet unknown.
Also unknown is whether or not this demo will head to the West. If so, will the three-strikes-and-out rule still apply for us?