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FolksSoul demo coming this Friday

Make a Japanese PSN account. Now. If you haven't, you're going to continue missing out on all the free demos the Japanese gamer crowd get. It's not tough -- sign up for one in your own language, make notes about what information goes on each page, then make a Japanese one. Why are we insisting you do this? So you can test drive FolksSoul along with us this Friday when a demo hits the Japanese PS Store.

Also known as Folklore in the US, the game had kept a very low key until Gamer's Day, when a new trailer and multiple screens made an entrance and blew a lot of people away. Sure, it's absolutely a Japanese game -- lacking muscular men with big shiny guns, but it does look incredibly fun to play. So that's why we're telling you about the demo. It's rumored to be over an entire gigabyte, so make sure you've got something else to do. Try it out, then decide if it's for you or not!

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1. I am sooo ready to try this game out. I've got 4 different international accounts--one of which is Japanese. I hope it's in English, most of their demos are.

Posted at 3:21PM on May 29th 2007 by Reesimo

2. I started up a Hong Kong account, hearing early rumors that it was the same content as Japan (with the exception being that you can set the HK store to English).

I guess I'll know this week the content issue, if/when Folkssoul/Folklore shows up in the HK store.

In fact, I hear rumblings that there is a trailer up in the J-store, so maybe when I get home I can see if the content is the same in the HK-store.

Posted at 3:25PM on May 29th 2007 by fetcher.nwah

3. This wasn't even on my radar for some reason. I'll have to check it out later this week, a demo is always welcome... hopefully in enough english that I can figure out what's going on. Time to continue the quest to learn japanese.

Posted at 3:30PM on May 29th 2007 by mccomber

4. i got 10 bucks on that the demo will be in the US store as well. anyone game.

Posted at 3:38PM on May 29th 2007 by WhackMushroom

5. @ 4

If I am not mistaken, thus far this is a japan only game. no us release info has been announced. so you best take back your bet.

Posted at 3:41PM on May 29th 2007 by thatpspkid

6. Why else would they assign a different name in the US if it weren't going to release there?

Posted at 3:49PM on May 29th 2007 by pherstothelee

7. @ nick....shhhsssshhhh man (we dont want sony to cotton on to this mate)

Posted at 3:52PM on May 29th 2007 by seedaripper1973

8. @5: Might want to actually look on the net first. US release has already been announced for October, as there was a lot of coverage for this game at Gamers Day, which is a US event.

There was plenty in the demonstration that was in English, so im sure they are capable of putting together an English demo. The only thing missing might be voice-overs if they aren't finished with them yet.

Posted at 4:33PM on May 29th 2007 by OrganicShadow

9. I´ll bet €20 we won´t see it in the Europe store for 2 weeks.!

Posted at 4:34PM on May 29th 2007 by James

10. If it comes out this Friday in Japan isn't that this Thursday in the US since they are one day ahead.

Posted at 5:23PM on May 29th 2007 by ToXicDecree

11. Uh, FolksSoul is a role playing strategy game... being a role playing strategy game, you can do some new awesome things like real-time magic change. It's also based on real history that took... actually took place in the medieval times.

So here's this GIANT, ENEMY DRAGON, and you... attack its weak point, for MASSIVE damage.

;) I kid, I kid XD

Posted at 6:54PM on May 29th 2007 by bootsielon

12. huh,.(dumbfounded) how do I create an account outside of my area??

Posted at 7:12PM on May 29th 2007 by Tim Parsons

13. was'nt SONY banning this and or the master account?? Just wondering not that I have a clue how to do this ,. but will it affect my master account if I got busted,. just wondering

Posted at 7:14PM on May 29th 2007 by Tim Parsons

14. You have to create a new user (the offline acount;its on the far left)
Then make a new user (Andy2) and create a new Hong Kong account. Does anyone know if HotShots Golf 5 has an English mode?

Posted at 8:14PM on May 29th 2007 by massive_98

15. 14. You have to create a new user (the offline acount;its on the far left)

,. I knew that much lol,. But I didn't realize there was an option to choose a region or anything

Posted at 8:26PM on May 29th 2007 by Tim Parsons

16. Figures, after my PS3 was stolen from my dorm room is when something like this comes.

Yeah, making a new account is pretty easy. I had a japanese one for Hot Shots Golf 5.

Posted at 10:41PM on May 29th 2007 by andyscout

17. anyone wanan help me here trying to make a Japan PSN account but i'm stuck on the screen wanting a valid address ,..

Posted at 10:45PM on May 29th 2007 by Tim Parsons

18. Okay. Here we are, and the demo ain't there. What gives?

Posted at 1:00AM on Jun 1st 2007 by EvoAnubis

19. It's there, downloading it now.

Posted at 2:52AM on Jun 1st 2007 by djSyndrome

20. Yep, it's definitely on the Japan store now. (And it's downloading a reasonable speed too, here in the UK.)

Posted at 3:48AM on Jun 1st 2007 by Mark McLaughlin

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