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PS Vita hardware with Soul Sacrifice demo and more

We’ve mentioned recently on how the PS Vita really needs some new games to catapult Sony’s handheld back into the limelight throughout 2013. The recent news about Resident Evil Revelations not getting a Vita version was a bit of blow, but one upcoming game does have the potential to change fortunes for Sony. That game is Soul Sacrifice and we’re hearing that Sony has an interesting incentive in place for new PS Vita hardware buyers in Japan.

Back in the days of the PS1, Sony used to offer physical demo discs on a regular basis which gave gamers an excellent preview of the latest games that were up and coming – the likes of Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot and Tekken, we loved it. You could pick up those discs by buying the latest gaming magazines, but obviously that trend stopped when the PS3 arrived sadly.

The good news is that this past time is making something of a comeback, as Sony Japan has confirmed that anyone who buys a new PS Vita from this point onwards in Japan, will also receive a free PS Vita game card which has the full Soul Sacrifice demo included. Not only that though, as the card will also include demos for Uncharted Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush and Hot Shots Golf.

It’s a great idea of course and we’re a little surprised that we haven’t seen a similar motion put in place for all future EU and US Vita purchases either. That could be down to the fact that an English version of Soul Sacrifice hasn’t been finalized yet, but hopefully we’ll see the same inventive over here soon.

It’s also a great way to get the word across and a message from Sony that Soul Sacrifice is going to be one of the highlights of the first quarter of 2013. For those that have already managed to swipe the demo from the Japan PSN store, is Soul Sacrifice worth getting excited about?



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