Square Enix will be hoping that a Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo can change the negative perception of its predecessor.

Sony's announced that a batch of anticipated demos are days away from launching on the PlayStation Store.

Amongst the retail samples include Final Fantasy XIII-2, Asura's Wrath and, our most anticipated, Grand Slam Tennis 2.

The news comes via the American-arm of the PlayStation Blog, meaning the news relates to the US PlayStation Store. There's an unlikely chance, therefore, that the demos could avoid Europe entirely. But worry not, readers, as it's extremely simple to open a North American account.

Update @ 12:13AM: Square Enix has just confirmed to us that the Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo is coming to Europe on January 11th. Americans can snatch it a day earlier on January 10th.

[source eurogamer.net]