Sega wants to put copies of Eternal Arcadia in as many RPGamers' hands as possible. Weekly Famitsu is one of Japan's most widely circulated game magazines--they don't call it a bible for nothing. What happens when these two circumstances come together?
Each copy of this week's Famitsu magazine contains a full version of Sega's Eternal Arcadia. The catch is that the discs are in the @barai format, a shareware-type approach to game distribution. The discs themselves let Dreamcast owners try out roughly the first 10% of the game for free, but progressing beyond that means coughing up the dough. To unlock the remainder of the game, you'll need to take your Dreamcast online and purchase a registration code granting access to the rest.
For anyone interested in the Eternal Arcadia unit itself without the magazine, standalone copies of the @barai version can be purchased as well. Those of you thinking about picking up this Dreamcast RPG when it hits America should check out RPGamer's extensive coverage.