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Sakurai Teases Smash Bros Demo For Western Audiences, Plus Demo Footage

A Super Smash Bros. demo for the Nintendo 3DS hit the Japanese eShop earlier today, but the game’s director has since teased fans that the demo may yet come to the west. In his daily Miiverse post, Masahiro Sakurai shared details on the upcoming brawler’s demo, including the fixed rules on the Battlefield stage.

Further down his post, the director mentions that those “outside of Japan” should “stay tuned for more news about the demo”. Given the October 3 release date for Europe and North America, there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in a demo for fans. Plus, if you wish to view the demo in all its glory, you can check out Tilmen from Nintendomination’s footage in the video embedded above. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:

Users in Japan, you can now download the demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS! You can pick among 5 fighters with which to play. The stage is Battlefield, and the rules are fixed. There will be a few items and assist trophies available too. You can battle via local wireless, so have fun battling with your friends. For users outside of Japan, stay tuned for more news about the demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.


The only mode available on the demo version is Smash, but I also left open a feature called Tips. Just remember to tap that button. You’ll figure the rest out once you do.

40 thoughts on “Sakurai Teases Smash Bros Demo For Western Audiences, Plus Demo Footage”

            1. What’s wrong with dots..? If you guys are getting so upset over dots… you should seriously rethink your priorities…

        1. I did, I wouldn’t say it sucks but for me it just felt like a Halo MMO. I come from a long history of FPS also, used to love the hell out of them until they just started rehashing everything and I even liked Halo at one time, played the hell out of it on PC.

          By no means am I saying others can’t enjoy it but to me it was too much of the same thing again. The added elements still don’t make it feel any different to me than Halo.

          Yea… yea… everyone says it isn’t an MMO also but that is a crock of shit, it is a massive multiplayer online game. So please don’t bite my head off about that… It is an MMO even though Bungie tries with all their might to act like it is something different than Halo and it isn’t an MMO.

          I found it to be exactly like Halo, the gameplay is near identical other than the added skill elements, but even some of those skills feel like they were taken straight out of previous Halo games. If Halo was an MMO, Destiny would be it.

          Which I guess if you still love Halo, you’ll probably love Destiny more.

  1. This is nice. It makes me want the Wii U version way more though. It just seems the 3DS design can be uncomfortable to play this on. I’ll try the demo if it comes to the west to see how it feels.

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  3. why can t we play as other roster that this is worst than e3 gameplay we can t play all star mode mutl man mode smash run thay no fucking smash run in the demo i want to play as pac man i want to play as mii fighter don t get the demo want ti the full game on friday

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