Namco Bandai can't wait to introduce you to Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. The publisher announced that the North American release date for Game Republic's adventure, starring Tepeu and his awesome monster pal, has been moved forward a week from November 30 to November 23.

If you can't wait to play the game, a demo is available right now for Gold subscribers on Xbox Live Marketplace, and will be available on PSN later today. It features the first level of the game, in which Tepeu encounters the giant monster who would become his friend. Of course, not knowing how that plays out, Tepeu probably sees it as "encountering a giant monster," which is less heartwarming.

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MAJIN AND THE FORSAKEN KINGDOM™ HAS GONE GOLD

Spellbinding Action Adventure is Ready to be Unleashed and Pre-launch Demo Coming Soon

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Oct. 25, 2010) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom™, has gone gold for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Featuring an engaging storyline, the game takes players through a seamless world where an agile protagonist and a powerful AI controlled monster must forge an alliance to battle enemies, and conquer challenges. Developed by Game Republic, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom is scheduled to be released throughout North America on November 23, 2010. To whet player's appetites in the meantime, a free playable demo will be available from the PlayStation®Network on October 26 and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace soon after.

Wrapped in an emotional journey of courage and friendship, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom takes players on a majestic adventure as Tepeu, a cunning individual who must rely on his agility to triumph over increasing obstacles. What he lacks in might, his towering companion makes up for it with his colossal size and brawn. As players progress through the game's lush environments, the Majin will continue to acquire additional abilities that will provide access to previously obstructed areas.

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom redefines co-op AI gameplay by delivering an accessible experience that offers the perfect mix of stealth, action, platform navigation and combat that is designed to keep the journey gripping and immersive. Though each character has their own objective, teamwork is essential for survival as the hero and the Majin must work in tandem to persevere over any challenge that lies in their path. This complementary relationship will only deepen and evolve as the story unfolds.

In the downloadable demo, players will set out on the game's very first level where the hero first encounters the Majin. Together they embark on their voyage through the beautiful, yet darkness-infected kingdom. The demo gives players a taste of the vast wealth of gameplay the full version possesses with vile enemies to overcome and conundrums to solve.

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and will carry a suggested MSRP of $59.99. For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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