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News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Smashes onto the EU eShop

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Smashes onto the EU eShop

The wait is over

Today all the tears and howling have ended, as Nintendo has officially released the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo on the EU eShop! A version was released a week ago to random members of their Club Nintendo scheme, but now it has been made available to all. You can find it by navigating through the standard menus or you...

Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Has Been an Easy Triumph for Nintendo

The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Has Been an Easy Triumph for Nintendo

The 3DS brawler is given a chance to shine

With around 24 hours passed since its announcement, we can't help but be slightly amused by the understated nature of Nintendo of America's announcement of a Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo. Two of the Nintendo Treehouse staff stood outside their venerated department and, with a mixture of...

Weirdness: There Are Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Codes Being Sold on eBay

There Are Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Codes Being Sold on eBay

Madness

Nintendo's live Treehouse broadcast kicked off with a bang when it announced details around a Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo. It will launch worldwide (with a 30 use limit) on 19th September, but select Club Nintendo members in North America and Europe have today been emailed four download codes to be enjoyed and shared with...

News: Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Club Nintendo members may get it even earlier

Update: Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed this demo for the region with very similar terms to North America. It'll be available to everyone from 19th September, while "selected Club Nintendo members" will receive an email with four download codes. The demo has unlimited plays — in North America and...

News: Tomodachi Life Demo Hitting The North American 3DS eShop Today

Tomodachi Life Demo Hitting The North American 3DS eShop Today

Limit of 20 plays, no Panda suit

Have you picked up Tomodachi Life yet? Just in case you're still on the fence, Nintendo of America is releasing a free demo on the 3DS eShop today which will allow you to get a small taste of what the game is all about. It's pretty much the same deal as the Move-In / Welcome version of the game, but the demo will be...

News: The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Hits North America and Europe on 8th May

The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Hits North America and Europe on 8th May

Demo next week, progress transferred to full game

Earlier this year we shared the news that Genius Sonority was bringing The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll to the West, the third entry in the quirky but rather excellent augmented reality RPG series. It was previously announced that there'd be a demo in May, and the developer wasn't kidding —...

Hands On: Going for the Combos in Project X Zone

Going for the Combos in Project X Zone

Pure pixelated madness

When Project X Zone was announced for Japan, we could barely contain our glee. Here was a game with retro-styled visuals, rocking music and popular characters from Capcom, SEGA and Namco Bandai all rolled into one — oh, and Monolith Soft was one of the developers. And then, it underwhelmed in the Japanese charts. It...

News: Second Project X Zone Demo Hitting 3DS eShop On June 27th

Second Project X Zone Demo Hitting 3DS eShop On June 27th

Lucky, lucky Europe

European 3DS owners are currently getting their hands on the recently-released Lethal Surprise demo for Project X Zone, which showcases characters from Sakura Wars, Cyberbots, Space Channel 5 and Valkyria Chronicles and offers a glimpse of what the final game will look like when it launches in the region on July 5th (the North...

Hands On: Running Scared in Resident Evil Revelations

Running Scared in Resident Evil Revelations

Not quite as three-dimensional

Capcom is a publisher that isn't afraid to use assets originally conceived on last-gen home consoles or recent handhelds, applying a spit and polish and selling them to a whole new audience. We've seen it with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and the trick's being repeated with Resident Evil Revelations. This time around a...

News: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Demo Arrives In North America Next Week

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Demo Arrives In North America Next Week

Well worth exploring

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be releasing on 3DS in North America on 24th March. The latest instalment in the sub-series will feature local multiplayer, have additional downloadable content and allows players to use the 3DS camera to scan objects and access new locations. Nintendo of America has announced it...

News: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Demo Whipping Into The 3DS eShop Before The End of February

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Demo Whipping Into The 3DS eShop Before The End of February

A little taste test

Back in January, Konami producer Dave Cox revealed the upcoming 3DS title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate would be getting a demo before the game hits stores. It turns out he's true to his word, as Konami has announced a demo will be in the 3DS eShop in both North America and Europe on 28th February — a week...

News: Wii U To Get An "Exclusive" Rayman Legends Demo Soon

Wii U To Get An "Exclusive" Rayman Legends Demo Soon

Ubisoft makes a peace offering to Wii U owners

As you may have heard, Rayman Legends is no longer a Wii U exclusive and has now been pushed back to the faraway land of September. Ubisoft has confirmed that the Wii U version of the game is finished, but has insisted it will be releasing it with the other versions of the game rather than putting it on...

News: New Competition To Celebrate Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo Now Open

New Competition To Celebrate Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo Now Open

Heaps of goodies to win

There's not long to wait now until the sublime looking Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is finally released for the 3DS in North America. The game will be available on 26th February in both physical and downloadable formats. Speaking of downloadable formats, as we mentioned in our weekly downloads round-up, North...

News: NBA 2K13 Demo Now Available In The Euro Wii U eShop

NBA 2K13 Demo Now Available In The Euro Wii U eShop

Hoopin' and hollerin'

NBA 2K13 has been available in North America since the very start of the Wii U's existence. Europe had to wait a little longer to shoot some hoops, with the game being released earlier this month. Europe has also had to wait longer for a demo, something that's been in the North American Wii U eShop for a while. Well worry not...

Impressions: Brain Age: Concentration Training Demo

Brain Age: Concentration Training Demo

Fiendishly focused

Inspired by the work of famed neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Nintendo's Brain Age games aim to keep players' minds sharp through daily mental exercises, and have proven popular since the DS original, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!. The first 3DS entry in the series, Brain Age: Concentration Training focuses...