35 posts tagged demo
Nintendo making it easy to share your Tomodachi Life ⊟
Nintendo is doing a lot of weird/neat things with letting people try out Tomodachi Life demos! First it put out the short Move-In Version trial for select Club Nintendo members to test weeks before the game releases — I’ve seen reports that everyone will have access to the demo when the game ships on June 6.
And now the company has announced that each copy of the game in Europe (maybe this will come to the U.S., too?) will include two free eShop download codes for Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version, which presumably is the same thing as the Move In trial.
"Two lucky friends or family members will be able to try their hand at creating Mii characters, all with their own unique voices and personality traits, and once the Mii characters have moved onto the island they will start to interact and players can try to solve their problems. When the Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version is completed, players can unlock a rare panda suit item, which can be worn in the full game.”
What a great way to encourage players to evangelize and share the game! And speaking of free stuff, you’ll be able to download a free item on the release day, as teased in the image above. What could that be?
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Here’s what’s going on in the Conception II demo ⊟
And here’s more of Atlus showing off combat from Conception II's demo. In case someone didn't tell you yesterday, the demo is out now for PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS! The game hits on April 15. Credit to BOS for the image.
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Conception II demo hits March 25 for 3DS, Vita ⊟
And it will offer demo completion bonuses that players can import into the full game, similar to Bravely Default. The Spike Chunsoft RPG, which has you making star babies who fight alongside your hero in turn-based battles, will release on April 15 in the U.S. and some time in the second quarter of the year in Europe (this demo news is just for North America, by the way).
Publisher Atlus also provided screenshots and details on Mecunites, “giant death robots” that your Star Children can join to form and unleash “a mega-devastating single target attack, an AOE attack, and a heal that heals allies for 100% of health.”
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Get 20 Bravely Default villagers without StreetPass ⊟
Even with the StreetPass Relay system, getting hits on your system can be difficult in some rural areas, so I’m always happy to post workarounds here. Especially when they’re for a game like Bravely Default (and its demo) that encourages you to get StreetPasses to speed up bonus unlocks.
Super Yoshi posted this cheat that enables you to pick up villagers in the demo without StreetPasses — you may need to turn off auto-saving and make sure you haven’t hit a certain point:
- Play up to the point where you get the quest for killing the second boss, Adamantite. That’s when I noticed the extra villager being available from that one NPC, so it could work earlier too.
- Save your game before talking to that NPC. He is somewhere between the spell shop and equipment shop during the day.
- Talk to him, and then check that your villager count has increased by 1.
- Go talk to the Adventurer and choose “To title”, and then load up your save file again.
- Now just talk to the villager-giving NPC again, and you should receive another villager!
Nice! And don’t forget that you can transfer those villagers to the full game once that’s released. Credit to Sayo for the artwork.
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Yay, it’s Bravely Default demo time in the U.S. ⊟
Yay, a reason to talk about 3DS news and the eShop that has nothing to do with the service’s downtime lately. It’s also something to tide you over until this RPG releases in five weeks (or until Yumi’s Odd Odyssey hits this month).
Don’t forget that the downloadable trial contains content that isn’t in the main game, and that you can carry over bonuses from the demo to the retail version. Credit to Chiisanpo for the above pic.
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Just like it has for every Ace Attorney game, Capcom has put together a web demo of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. And just like I have for every Ace Attorney game, I’m going to try to play this demo in Japanese because I CANNOT WAIT.
My Japanese is awful. This is a game that relies entirely on wordplay and careful reading. Have fun!
Hey, I just got the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon demo
And this is… what happens when you meet Swanna in PMD: Gates to Infinity. Shout outs to Karkachu for taking a photo of this convo and posting it online. Additional out-shouting to the eShop for being so awesome today.
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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate demo out today
If you head to the eShop later this afternoon, you can grab the 3DS demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. The impressions I’ve read for the trial so far have been mixed, but supposedly the actual game is decent times. Plus the cutscenes, like the ones you see in these GIFs posted by video game stuffs, seem to have the right tone.
As usual, you can see the full list of handheld digital releases for today, a couple new sales, and more on our Upcoming Releases page.
Remember Etrian Odyssey IV?
That’s still coming out at the end of the month — there’s a free demo available on the 3DS eShop today, which you should give a run if you can manage to pull yourself away from Fire Emblem: Awakening. Doesn’t this art (by mochimochi@tsuuhan hajimashita) make you want to at least load it up to see what the deal is?
To provide extra encouragement, Atlus has made it so you can transer your progress from the demo to the eventual full release, and has even put out QR codes that you can scan for special bonuses in the trial. Here’s a new trailer for the first-person RPG’s Nightseeker class, too.
As for other stuff that hit the eShop today, we got you covered right here.
Etrian Odyssey IV demo Feb. 7
Atlus will send out an eShop demo of Etrian Odyssey IV on February 7, with the “Old Forest Mine” mini-dungeon, the “Windy Plains” skyship area, and part of the “Lush Woodlands” dungeon.
Best of all, any progress you make in this demo carries over to the full game! QR code items and exchanges are also available in the demo.
Come to me, Fire Emblem: Awakening demo
The free demo for Fire Emblem: Awakening hits eShop today!
To see what else hit today, and the million 3DS/eShop release dates Nintendo just announced this morning (no Animal Crossing: New Leaf date :o/ ), check our Upcoming Releases page.
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Fire Emblem: Awakening demo next week
You won’t have to wait until February 4 to get a taste of Fire Emblem: Awakening — Nintendo will put out a demo for the strategy RPG next week through the 3DS eShop! This free trial will at least give you something to play with on your system until this drought of quality software ends next month.
And when Awakening ships to stores (with a simultaneous eShop release), the game will feature day-one downloadable content, including a free-for-a-limited-time map meant to serve as an intro to the weekly premium DLC packs that will follow.
Players acquire this content through the in-game world map after completing the story campaign’s fifth mission. Nintendo will also distribute free content like maps with new storylines, characters, and items through SpotPass.
The StreetPass feature sounds hot, too:
"Players can set up a StreetPass Team and exchange certain game data with other players. The StreetPass Team is made up of 10 units from an existing team in story mode. Players can also edit team names and create custom messages for other players to see.
StreetPass characters will randomly appear on the world map, giving players the option to recruit the team leader with gold, buy any weapons or items the team is carrying or battle and win to recruit the leader for free. Like the random battles in the main story mode, the player will have full control of battles in StreetPass mode. Players will also earn ‘renown’ based on battles won. A players’ ‘renown’ is visible to other players through StreetPass.”
Not sure how I’m going to make time to play Etrian Odyssey IV later that month, once Awakening sinks its hooks into me.
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