Jump Festa attendees will score hands-on time with Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII on Saturday. This year the annual anime and manga party, sponsored by Shueisha (publisher of Jump Comics), will feature the first playable public demo of Crisis Core. Jump Festa has traditionally served as a platform for premiering new media, including video games.
Sony and Sqaure Enix have yet to reveal plans to offer a downloadable version of the demo on the official PlayStation website or elsewhere. Update: A Crisis Core producer has revealed Square Enix's intention to offer a downloadable version of the demo by years' end.