Square Enix has announced an interesting promotional initiative for its upcoming PSP fighter, Dissidia 012 [Duodecim] Final Fantasy. As of today, Japanese PSP owners will be able to purchase and download a demo of the game for 300 Yen ($3.64). Dubbed (sigh) Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy, the short scenario will not feature Aerith, but will unlock the ill-fated sweetheart as an assistant character (i.e. not directly controllable) in the full game when it debuts in March.
By the way, that sigh wasn't ours -- it was Square Enix realizing how much money it could have made had it charged us all $3 to bring Aerith back to life in 1997. She was wearing all the good bangles!
In other Dissidia news, Square Enix revealed two more playable fighters during its 1st Production Department event this morning. The game will feature Gilgamesh from Final Fantasy V, as well as Prishe from Final Fantasy XI.