With Square's near-empty
release schedule, the company can't deliver its big name demos
in the usual way, by bundling them with a more low-profile release.
Thankfully, this doesn't mean American gamers won't get the chance
to try out Final Fantasy X before its January 2002 release.
Winter edition of Sony's Jampack, the company's biannual collection
of trailers and demos, will contain a playable trial version of
the upcoming RPG blockbuster. There's no word on exactly what
form the demo will take, but it most likely is a translated version
of the short, two-part demo that was on display at E3 2001.
In addition to the Final Fantasy X demo, the
disc will also contain non-interactive trailers for Jax and Daxter,
Okage: Shadow King, Dynasty Warriors 3, Tony Hawk 3, and Splashdown,
as well as demos of Kinetica, Extermination, Drakan: The Ancients'
Gate, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, and SSX Tricky. The Jampack
will retail for a mere $7.99 and should be in stores by next week.