A new Tomodachi Life demo is set to launch in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS today, July 2nd. The imminent release is virtually identical to the Move In version that is bundled with the full game; however, it doesn’t contain the bonus Panda Suit and has a play limit of 20 times. Tomodachi Life was released last month for 3DS.
Nintendo of Europe has confirmed via press release that every physical or eShop copy of Tomodachi Life will come with two free demo codes. Downloading the demo from the eShop will allow friends, family or internet friends access to Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version, where 3DS and 2DS owners can create up to three Miis, feed them, dress them and watch them react within their weird and wonderful lives.
But that’s not all Nintendo has up for grabs, as once the demo is completed, players can unlock a special panda costume in a choice of eight different colours. As a side note, the panda suit is also available in the game if you choose to skip the Welcome Version, but does not immediately unlock. If you choose to purchase the game at retail or eShop after playing the Welcome Version, you can transfer all the Miis created, as well as the rare panda suit onto the game’s save file.
It’s clear Nintendo are looking to market Tomodachi Life to a broad range of demographics, which is only cemented with the demo promotion for select platinum US Club Nintendo members. Will you be picking up the full game when it releases on June 6, or are you more likely to wait for the demo? Let us know in the comments below.
Jorgejjvr, a member of the IGN message boards and a reader of My Nintendo News, has revealed that GameStop will soon be having Mario Kart 8 Wii U demo stations that will be playable from May 17th till May 18th. The store will also apparently be handing out Mario Kart 8 posters to those that pre-order the game. So if you want to play the gorgeous Mario Kart 8 before its May 30th release date it sounds like a trip to you local GameStop could be a good idea.
“I just got back from gamestop from paying mk 8 in full and buying a stylus that I needed. When I was paying for my things the guy at gamestop who I’m pretty good friends with told me that a Nintendo guy passed by not too long ago to set up Mario Kart 8 on their Wii U demo station but it won’t be unlocked until a later time, he didn’t know exactly when so he checked his email, and on it it said that it will be on May 17 and 18. And that they will also be handing posters for those that go and have it pre ordered. I asked him how anyone was supposed to know about this, how would I have known this unless I had shown up, and he said he also has flyers that he will be putting outside the store soon to advertise the event. This is awesome, and great on Nintendo’s side, I’m so there! I’ll get the practice needed to be ahead of you guys for the tourney haha but of course now that I’ve told you, you guys will probably go and play it too lol -.-“
A recently-surfaced rumor has suggested that a Mario Kart 8 demo will be available for Wii U owners. The unconfirmed demo will apparently launch in the Nintendo eShop and is said to contain more than three tracks. Nintendo has yet to announce whether it will release a demo of the upcoming racing title via its online marketplace. Mario Kart 8 is also rumored to feature a Grand Prix mode that supports up to four players. The full game arrives May 30 in stores and in the eShop.
Square Enix’s highly acclaimed fantasy RPG is an ambitious game that bolsters its turn-based combat with a compelling new risk/reward system that RPG fans will obsess over. Explore Luxendarc as Tiz and other memorable characters on a visually stunning quest to restore balance to the world. Download the free demo and experience an exclusive side quest that is not available in the main game. The full version of Bravely Default launches for Nintendo 3DS in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 7.
A demo for both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Sonic Lost World is now available on the Nintendo eShop in North America. The game was released on October 29th in North America and October 18th in Europe. It has proven to be fairly divisive, with the Wii U version scoring a 5.8/10 from IGN, a 7/10 from our own review, and a 36/40 from Famitsu. This is a great opportunity for gamers to try the game out for themselves before they buy it in order to ensure they enjoy it. While the demo is apparently not available in Europe at this time, hopefully it will be soon so European gamers can enjoy the same luxury. For those who have played it, what are your impressions of Sonic’s latest outing?
Nintendo of America has confirmed that a free playable demo of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies will be available today after the Nintendo Direct presentation. The demo will be available to download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Etrian Odyssey IV European publisher NIS America has confirmed on Twitter that the European Nintendo 3DS demo can only be played three times. The publisher says that Nintendo implemented the restriction to leave gamers wanting more. Interestingly, the US demo of Etrian Odyssey IV can be played up to thirty times.
Nintendo of America has released a playable demo for the well-received Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on the Nintendo 3DS. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is already available to purchase in Europe and is released today in North America. The game has received an average review score of 82 percent on online review aggregator, Metacritic.
Tilmen from Nintendomination has kindly uploaded the entire Wonderful 101 demo onto Youtube. The European demo went live shortly after yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, much to everyone’s excitement. The demo is also available for North American Wii U owners via the eShop. What did you think to the demo?
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