Ninety-Nine Nights getting free demo

Trial version of Tetsuya Mizuguchi's action game will be given out with the purchase of Xbox 360 products in Japan.

Some gamers in Japan will get to try out Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Ninety-Nine Nights a month before it's officially released for the Xbox 360. Microsoft today announced that as of March 1, customers who purchase or preorder Xbox 360 merchandise, be it games, accessories, or the console itself, will get a free demo of the fantasy-based action game, while supplies last.

Microsoft also announced that the first shipment of Ninety-Nine Nights will come with a free Motion View Card, which is an acrylic key chain that has a 20-frame computer animation video clip inside of it and features the game's main character, Tyurru.

Ninety-Nine Nights is former Sega producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi's debut title for the Xbox 360. It also happens to be his first console game since he established his independent studio, Q Entertainment. The game is a collaborative project between Q Entertainment and Korean studio Phantagram, which is known for its Kingdom Under Fire franchise. For more info on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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42 comments
NandoX
NandoX

I got a copy of this demo last weekend when I bought a faceplate for my 360. I live in Tokyo. It's a very cool demo so far but I haven't played it much. I've never played Dynasty Warriors so I don't know how similar it is but it looks really good. You don't have to buy the console itself to get the demo, just any kind of 360 related merchandise.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

I agree,acesion. What really gonna be something if the PS3 isn't significantly better than X360 I can't see people other than hardcore fans paying $100 to $200 more than the X360.

acesion
acesion

PS3 will be better technically to the 360 but so was the origonal xbox and the same problems that plauged the xbox will plauge the PS3 such as its as big as a fax machine the controler is huge and is called the Batarang and it will have a small library of games compared to the 360 also be sure to not that HD-DVD will win the format war due to affordablility and larger disc space up do 60 GB on a quad layered disc which will come out the same time that the BLu ray 50 GB duel layer disc wich will cost more. Also the origonal XBOX was 18 times better technicaly then the PS2 while the PS3 is only 2x better then the 360 and i didnt think the xbox was even 3 x better so how are we going to notice the diffrence either way.

miiiguel
miiiguel

I respect the Japanese, but I'm not really concerned with what console they like most. What I want is to play this game.

Game13a13y
Game13a13y

in my humble opinion, xbox 360 still won't sell well in japan.

Pablo620
Pablo620

while supplies last...that makes me laugh

TrickedOutPc
TrickedOutPc

The 360 has some awesome games in the works. I don't see why people keep saying stupid things like 399.00 is a lot for one game. when we bought the system for all the games. So GrimGrave you fool. The ps3 should be nice too if they can fix the lens problem lol.

thekey
thekey

I know why can't we? We should be getting it if any one should, being as to how japan doesn't care about the 360. Gamemaster1588 I with you they need to put that out here in the states.

The_Game21x
The_Game21x

MS needs this game to be great. If it's as good as it looks then it could really help the 360 get some major sales in Japan. But rbarahona is right. If MS wants to really sell well in Japan then they need more japanese style games.

rbarahona
rbarahona

This game looks good. I think it can help Microsoft in the Japanse market. However one game won't be enough. The game looks good and I hope that the gameplay can match those great visuals.

hatchetman696
hatchetman696

NOT FAIR~! I want a markerplace DEMO NOW! Or well at least the game :D

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Hell, can we just get a North American release announcement?!

radpeeefo
radpeeefo

yeh america are so unfortunate. try living in europe and being into games, kids. we'll be lucky to see ps3 before 2008

Dragon-Claw
Dragon-Claw

It says preorder any 360 merchandise, not just the console. A free demo of what japanese gamers are into would help boost the credibility of the 360. It'll most likely get a few more supporters of the 360.

molivers7
molivers7

A free game, yippee! I bet it is real good. not.

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

I dont know if it will push sales as much as they would like but it may give the 360 some positive feedback from the people.

samekila
samekila

man i wish i had this demo no need for p3 got my 360 and a revolution stated to happen this year

kmatras69
kmatras69

hey frankeyser for your information why the hell would you even think this has any chance of coming to PS3? Maybe if you followed gaming industry more you'd have realized way back last summer that Microsoft is the one Publishing this game sorry buddy but it will not happen. Long live Xbox 360!!

NightRain
NightRain

Damn lucky!!! I saw the videos of the game... and.. O.. M...G!!!!! It looks amazing! I want to see more of this game! I'm sure the demo is gonna be awesome!!

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

i want the demo . . this game has interested me but i want to play a demo first before i shell out my money

ArchieGates
ArchieGates

But what we really want is Mizuguchi's Lumines on XBL Arcade with online play!!

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

People in america CAN get the demo if you know how.... At any rate the 360s slow start in japan will mean nothing once more games like this come out. Blue dragon, Lost odyssey, cry on, and many more are on the way. In my honest opinion the 360 wont TRULY start selling in japan until people in japan finally see that the ps3 can't graphically outperform the 360. To be more precise the 360 has the more capable graphics processor alot of the games that come out of both consoles will indeed look similar, but in 360 games not only will there be HDR + AA (ps3 can't do those 2 simultaneously), but there will also be softshadows, self shadowing a whole host of things. Don't get me wrong the ps3 can do all effects shown, but it can't do hdr + aa at the same time like the 360 can, in addition the ps3 will have trouble handling softshadows with 4xaa at 1080p because the ps3 gpu barely handles 1600x1200 running at 16fps so 1080p seems highly unlikely if they want to throw on those true next gen graphical features. Again I doubt many ps3 games will be 1080p. I think the 1080p support for the ps3 will mostly be used for blu ray movies, but I don't see it happening for too many games and these games looking as good as they possibly can. They will have to sacrifice alot of graphical effects to run at 1080p.

noxian
noxian

it wouldn't be much of a waste waiting if they weren't interested in any of the 360 titles to date to begin with, which according to polls was a big factor. We don't even know what'l be on the PS3 launch, it may have nothing. but if the 360 had nothing (in their opinion, not necessarily yours), how was it any better of an idea to buy a 360 at launch?

Sturm08
Sturm08

I really want this game to be cool. Q and Phantagram haven't disappointed me yet. My 360 is dying to be turned on...

CommanderKill90
CommanderKill90

Whats this keychain with animation on it they're talking about?

paradyme777
paradyme777

So its only being released in Japan or here as well because it didn't really clarify?

outsidethewall
outsidethewall

I hope they release it on XBL Marketplace, as well.

kinncolts
kinncolts

Um....so far there isnt even a release dat e for the U.S. It's not scheduled ot come out here

fenix1729
fenix1729

this game looks asweome, good graphics and all. I think I buy the xbox 360 after all.

bonzoso21
bonzoso21

Hopefully we'll get a little more information about the American release sometime soon, followed by a playable demo at E3. It's certainly gonna be a slow start for the next generation.

hornet364
hornet364

I hope we can download a demo or have it on an oxm disc sometime soon. It kind of sucks how other places get special treatment.

KojiBrother
KojiBrother

The Xbox 360 had a slow start...once the Japanese people see the PS3 they will go nuts for it..but like all sony products, great launch, slow flow. The PS3 will show the Japanese people that waiting six months for it was a waste. The only good looking games at launch, in my humble opinion, will be Metronome and Full Auto. The graphics of the PS3 will be the same as the 360, so no one really can say one is better than the other.

frankeyser
frankeyser

i actually want this game... i am thinking that if it sells well in the us and it is accepted in japan that it will be ported to the ps3

PringerOtaku
PringerOtaku

Japan doesn't get everything first, first-party games are always first released in the States. What you talkin' bout? Anyways, I wish I had a demo...

sgtsaville
sgtsaville

No kidding. Getting old that they get everything first and we spend the most money.

XanaduTheBand
XanaduTheBand

Wow, this game shoudl be cool. The Japanese are lucky.

GriMGraVe
GriMGraVe

I can't see anyone actually buying the so-failed-in-japan xbox360 just because of one demo.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Buy an expensive console and get a free game demo

Bananna2
Bananna2

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