Update two:

As some of the Nintendo Life community are now confirming, The Wonderful 101 demo is now live in North America as well as Europe. Thanks to all that let us know.

Update one:

PlatinumGames has just posting the following on its blog, confirming the demo in Japan and Europe and suggesting it's very close to arriving in North America.

Yes, fellow superhero fanatics, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

The Wonderful 101 Demo is now available on the Japanese and European Nintendo Wii U eShop!

Our fans in the US will have to wait a bit more, but don’t start reading any long books!

We’ve been teasing you with lots of screenshots and information on this site for the past couple of weeks, but since a demo says more than a thousand pictures (I’m pretty sure that’s how the saying goes), we felt that the time is right to unleash an awesome sampler of the actual game for you.

If you’ve been reading this blog, I’m sure you’ll need no further introduction.

If you’re reading this very blog post, WHAT ARE YOU STILL DOING HERE!?

Turn on that Wii U and get downloading!

Original Article:

Today brought us the snappy but super-colourful Nintendo Direct for The Wonderful 101, with the game's Director Hideki Kamiya introducing various characters, mechanics and footage to build excitement for the game. Based on some of the comments here on Nintendo Life and on social networks, the broadcast did the trick.

Also announced right at the end of the EU broadcast was a demo for the game, which will be available from 4pm UK time / 5pm Central European time. The North American presentation didn't mention a demo, so it's possible that its release in the region is being held back to closer to the full game's release date; the title hits Europe earlier (23rd August) than North America (15th September).

Also shown at the end of the broadcast in all regions was an extended seven minute trailer, which is packed with action and a fairly detailed run through of the plot. If you want the storyline to be a mystery to you then stay away, otherwise check it out below.