As you may already know a select few have been given access to the Code Name STEAM demo and have given their impressions. One of the first sites on the scene is Destructoid who have nothing but glowing praise for the game developed by the acclaimed team over at Intelligent Systems. Here’s what they had to say.
When the demo was over, I was left wanting more. Intelligent Systems has nailed the fusion of an RTS with the action and excitement of a third-person shooter. The controls are silky smooth, and the animation and character designs are spectacular. Playing as some of the most well-known figures in American history is just the icing on top of this steam-filled cake
I’m not sure about you, but I’m itching to try out Code Name: STEAM on the Nintendo 3DS. Thankfully it seems as though there’s going to be a playable demo for a select few. The codes are apparently being distributed by GameStop via some snazzy cards to certain customers. If you’ve managed to snag one then you’ll know that you can’t download the demo just yet, but hopefully you’ll be able to redeem it sometime soon.
Want to try out Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate before it launches on the Nintendo 3DS on February 13th? Well you’re in luck as Nintendo has begun sending out demo codes for you to download. Be sure to check your emails to see if Nintendo has sent you and your friends a code. There’s three spare codes in the email.
Square Enix has unveiled a new Bravely Second demo will be hitting the Japanese eShop next week. Due to arrive on December 10, the demo will be an original standalone story and feature The Three Musketeers as introduced in the Tokyo Game Show trailer earlier this year. As was the case with the Bravely Default demo, which hit the western 3DS eShop last year, those who download the special episode will be able to carry over some items into the final game. Music from Supercell’s Ryo will also feature briefly in the demo, along with some voiced characters.
Square Enix has yet to announce whether the game will hop on over to the west, but with how well Bravely Default was received we can only hope we receive confirmation of a date soon. Bravely Second will release for Japan this winter.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric hasn’t been met with the warmest responses from video game critics and Sonic fans. However, SEGA has announced that it’s planning a playable demo for Wii U owners which will be available to download on Thursday, December 4th in Europe and North America. So if you fancy giving it a try then you’ve got absolutely nothing to lose.
There’s currently a demo for Final Fantasy Explorers, but as you can tell it’s only for Japanese consumers. The video, which you can view above, shows off the character customisation aspect when you initially begin the demo and thankfully there’s some meaty gameplay footage to keep you entertained. We are still waiting for Square Enix to announce a western release.
Square Enix has announced a demo for Final Fantasy Explorers will arrive later this week on the Japanese eShop. The company’s latest action RPG for the Nintendo 3DS – which is set for release on December 18 in the region – features a wide range of character jobs, amongst notable Final Fantasy monsters and summons. A demo was announced earlier this year for the upcoming title, but details were a little scarce.
According to Famitsu, Japanese gamers will be able to download the demo from the eShop on November 14. Similar to the Bravely Default demo seen last year, players will be able to transfer some of the data – such as items and weapons – from the Final Fantasy Explorers demo into the full version when it releases. It also includes all major aspects of the game, including multiplayer, along with two summons battles, a selection of jobs and the story’s opening prologue. A few gameplay videos are available on Famitsu, one of which is embedded above.