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Give Fatal Inertia a lap or two tomorrow [Update]

[Update: Koei issued a statement regarding this rumor and said it was blatantly false. Oh well, not like a lot of us were really losing sleep, right?]

Say what you will about Koei, but their upcoming futuristic racing title Fatal Inertia has been running laps for a long time -- first as a PS3 exclusive, then multiplatform, then canceled for PS3, then canceled altogether (a brief, easily squashed rumor), now back on track for both the 360 and PS3. Not only is the title back on track, but Fatal Inertia is hitting the PS Store tomorrow (or perhaps Thursday if the scheduled updates up to now mean anything at all)! All you'll need is a European account and downloading will be pretty easy. Once you check it out, you can finally complain about how the game does or doesn't hold up to our standards with the 360 folk, who've had a demo for a few days.

[Thanks, DolphGB!]

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1. Where is the Ratchet and Clank demo?

Posted at 9:05PM on Aug 13th 2007 by phattie

2. few days? Not that the game is any good, but im pretty sure i downloaded the demo at least a month ago, if not more.

Posted at 9:07PM on Aug 13th 2007 by gorephuzz

3. Played it on the 360. Promptly deleted it. Doesn't matter which system it's coming out on, this game isn't worth the time.

Posted at 9:24PM on Aug 13th 2007 by mccomber

4. 360 owning friends of mine all agree: this game probably won't be worth the money.

I'll rather wait for WipeOut HD, thank you.

Posted at 9:42PM on Aug 13th 2007 by Bored

5. Uhm, I'm pretty sure that demo is supposed to be released on XBL not PSN. Here's an excerpt of the press release:

"Hertfordshire, UK- August 13, 2007 - KOEI, today announced the release date for the Fatal Inertia demo on Xbox live along with confirmation that this release will be followed up with playable demos for Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War and Dynasty Warriors GUNDAM on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Fatal Inertia will be available for download across Europe from August 14th. The playable demo for Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War will be available in early October with Dynasty Warriors GUNDAM to follow a few weeks later."

Notice it says Xbox Live, and to my knowledge the demo that was released on there a while ago wasn't available in Europe.

Would've been nice if it was true, although with Wipeout HD forthcoming I'm not that interested in this title anymore.

Posted at 10:33PM on Aug 13th 2007 by Majik

6. Same as everyone else. I'm waiting for WipeOut HD and WipeOut PS3.

I will actually download this, yes, but only to see how the UE3 is coming along on the PS3. The fact that the PS3 version of the game came out of NOWHERE may be indication that Sony is helping out with the PS3 version of UE3 after all.

Posted at 10:42PM on Aug 13th 2007 by OrganicShadow

7. ....or maybe we could complain that this demo is rubbish. Or we could complain that we didn't get a tenth of the demos that XLB gets. Or we could complain that poker has been delayed, or that Europe is still waiting for ANY kind of confirmation of warhawk on blue ray, or that we don't have piyotama yet, or that there aren't any fucking games on the system.

Posted at 3:33AM on Aug 14th 2007 by russ

8. xbl has been going near enough two years! and damn right its got demo's galore, PSN has been going 6-8 months...of course there arent enough demo's yet its practicly still a virgin in the gaming world, so just wait another 3 - 6months and we'll be rolling in demo's and other goodies(geeez your all so impatient)

Posted at 4:44AM on Aug 14th 2007 by linton

9. Unfortunatly, People do play Dynasty Warriors. DW is the Madden of Japan. Like Dinasty Warriors:Gundam was one of the best selling PS3 games out there for a month..

But yeah, the demo was very dissapointing on Xbox. Ithis went from, Reason to buy a PS3, to reason to taunt the PS3, to.... Wouldn't even rent it.

Posted at 4:50AM on Aug 14th 2007 by ShaleX

10. Demo is NOT coming to the PS3 tomorrow...

Posted at 5:14AM on Aug 14th 2007 by Nofi

11. How about correcting this terrible job at reporting? Seriously, read the press release next time instead of just sourcing some random blogger.

Posted at 9:12AM on Aug 14th 2007 by Travis

12. Everyone is correct, this demo was poop. For a game where you are supposed to feel like you are going fast, it is way to easy to crash and be turned around. Do yourself a favor and just play some Extreme G on your old N64.

Posted at 10:20AM on Aug 14th 2007 by BlackBeltJones

13. im sorry but stop all production on this game they released a trailer for this game in 06 showing off how much of a rush the experience would be and i was sold. this is like the killzone 2 of scifi racing cg trailers only this time they didnt come through on there promise.i cant belive fatal was done on the unreal engine its terrible its more like an XBL arcade game. sell it for $5 dollars on PSN or XBL people will buy it at that price.

Posted at 4:04PM on Aug 14th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

14. played the XBL demo and it sucks butt... its a Wipeout ripoff with crappy pop-in textures and sub-par UE3 graphics. (Motorstorm looks better btw)

its not fun... people wont buy this for either system.. and i hope KOEI finally goes out of business... they make the same crap over and over and over and over....

NO ONE PLAY DYNASTY WARRIORS ANYMORE KOEI.. IT WAS RETARDED THE FIRST 16 times... GG doing something different for a change... to bad its gonna fail.

Posted at 5:47PM on Aug 14th 2007 by KiraXD

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