Next month, Bandai Namco releases God Eater 3 on the Nintendo Switch. To help introduce newcomers to this well-established series before this particular launch, the Japanese publisher has uploaded a demo to the Switch eShop in North America and Europe.

It's the same one teased last month during an official Japanese God Eater live stream and will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the game world while testing out the stylish high-speed combat. Setting this demo apart from the rest is the inclusion of local multiplayer support, for two to four players.

As previously noted, local multiplayer is a feature unique to the Switch release. The rest of it will be "the same" as previous versions of the game, according to producer Yuya Tomiyama. This includes online support for one to eight players.

If you decide to the pre-order the game ahead of its release, you'll also receive the exclusive hairstyle and outfit of Yuri or Estelle from Tales of Vesperia. The full game will set you back $59.99 / £49.99 and take up 11.5GB of space on your system.

Have you downloaded this demo yet? Will you be testing out the local multiplayer feature with anyone else? Tell us below.

[source nintendowire.com, via twitter.com]