Not exactly Christmas gifts, but happily accepted regardless.

A demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake and the dormant Patapon 2 Remastered appear to be on the way as PSN data tracker Gamestat spotted listings for both in the PlayStation Store’s database just before the holiday.

With FFVII Remake fast approaching its March 2020 launch, Square Enix has been building up hype in the last eight months with a steady stream of info and trailers, along with a bombing run demo that has made the rounds over the summer at PAX, Gamescom, and Tokyo Game Show. Best guess is that same demo will be what is put up for download once it goes live.

As for Patapon 2, the remaster was announced at PSX 2017, but updates on the title went radio silent after. That the rhythm-based strategy game seems to still be on track for its PS4 release and not far off from it is sure to be a sigh of relief for the series’ fans.

This is the second time this month that the PlayStation Store has leaked upcoming releases. The Resident Evil 3 remake was listed early, offering a first look at the cover art and new character designs. The game was then officially announced a week later during PlayStation’s December State of Play briefing.

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Nick T
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Nick is a junior staff writer at GAW who loves hockey and a good RPG. The first game he played was Ice Hockey on a hand-me-down NES, and having grown up with the PS1, he knows the first three Crash Bandicoot games like the back of his hand and can recite every track from PaRappa the Rapper on the spot if you ask him to. Along with writing for GAW, Nick also works on the sports desk at the Philadelphia Inquirer. If he isn't on skates in his free time, he's probably trying to cycle through several 60-plus hour games at once.