Metal Gear Rising demo heads West in January

Japanese PSN demo region-locked

Konami will release a downloadable version of the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo via Western digital stores in January.


Konami released the demo in downloadable form today on the Japanese PS Store, but it'll come as an unfortunate shock to anyone planning to download it with a Japanese PSN account that the demo is region-locked.

Konami has, however, pledged to release the downloadable demo in the Western-region Xbox Live and PlayStation Stores in January, reports Joystiq.

At present, the only way to acquire the demo in those regions is to purchase the Zone of the Enders HD Collection at retail, with which the demo is packaged.