Yet another announcement made during today's Nintendo Direct was news of a demo for DAEMON X MACHINA, the futuristic mech action game heading to Switch.

The demo (called 'Prototype Missions') is live on the eShop as we speak, and allows players to battle through four different missions while testing out the game’s basic controls and mech customisation options; the final mission will even give players the chance to try out a boss battle. The game's producer, Kenichiro Tsukuda, noted that the demo will only be available for a limited time, so make sure to give it a go while you can.

The game itself is still in development, but the team is working hard behind the scenes and wants your feedback. Apparently, a select group of those who try out the demo will be sent a short survey via email, although those who aren't selected are still encouraged to get in touch via social media.

More news will no doubt be shared in the future, but the game's segment in the Direct ended with a release window announcement. Tsukuda says the game "should" be arriving this summer - we'll have to wait and see if this window sticks.

Hands up, then. Who's trying out the demo immediately? Make sure to let us know how you get on in the comments.