Looking forward to checking out Miitopia on Nintendo Switch? Well, wait no longer, as Nintendo's just dropped a free demo.
That's right, beginning today, you can jump into this teasing taster session by downloading the new demo from the Switch eShop. The demo lets you play through the main game's first area, letting you create and customise your Mii with wigs and makeup before setting off on your adventure – even better, it also features save-data transfer with the full version so you'll be able to carry on where you left off.
In this demo of the game’s first area, you’ll be able to create and customize your Mii characters with wigs and makeup. While it can be fun to play as a Mii character that looks like you, Miitopia also lets you cast your friends, family or anyone you choose to star in your journey. Watch your characters come to life as your best friend and dear old grandma team up to topple the face-stealing Dark Lord, who just so happens to resemble your grumpy uncle.
You might recall playing Miitopia on 3DS, but Nintendo's keen to remind us that this new Switch port contains new features like the adorable horse, the aforementioned wigs and makeup, and more.
Will you be giving this demo a whirl? Remember, Miitopia launches on Switch on 21st May!
I'm gonna try the demo cuz i'm on the fence about buyin. Looks fun
Yay I will spam play the demo just like I did with the 3DS
This game makes me wonder if we're going to start seeing a lot of 3DS ports in the near future. Nintendo's just about emptied the well of Wii U games they can sell back to us again, and there are plenty of late 3DS games that got overshadowed or forgotten.
That's good news. Is this demo going to have the number-of-times-played counter limit like 3DS demos? ;P
I'm still waiting for Switch Online's Descenders free trial in norther america region.
I was going to buy the game anyways. But gimme the demo now, I want to relive my childhood all over again.
@SwitchVogel Wouldn't it be funny if they ported over the bad Wii U games?
I'm happy for the people that's gonna finally get their first hands of the game with a demo.
unless there's something different in this demo than the one on the 3DS. i'll probably skip the demo and get the full game. since i've played the 3DS version from start to finish.
for the people who haven't tried it: you'll love the game if your into Role-Playing Games. probably one of my favorite RPG Games next to Paper Mario: The Thousands Year Door
Such a weird choice. Not a bad game by any means, but having run through it from beginning to end it felt more like a big Streetpass game than anything really more substantial.
@LouBlu08 Yeah, maybe we can look forward to Nintendo publishing a $60 port of the entire RCMADIAX collection.
I've always wanted this game, just never thought it was worth $40. But now they ported it for $50? No Nintendo, I won't buy this for that much.
Not interested in this game, but anything free is good. I’ll give it a whirl
Ill be downloading this soon.
If any late and overlooked 3DS title deserves a Switch port, it is definitely Ever Oasis.
I enjoyed it on 3DS. For which I still have it. It was a solid 'fun in short bursts' game. I dug it because of the Miis I imported, allowing me to put friends, family and celebrities in there. Without it, the content is pretty thin
Eh, don't really know about that, I would much prefer if they focused on actual Switch games.
Though I wouldn't mind a Tomodachi remake/reboot with actual interactions.
@SwitchVogel Until they've ported over Xenoblade Chronicles X and The Legend of Zelda The WindWaker HD then they have still good Wii U games to port over to the Switch.
@AlphaElite Hard agree. I'd also say Samus Returns and the Bowser's Inside Story remake. Feels like a lot of these excellent late 3DS games never really got their due.
Perfect, was hoping to get the opportunity to give it a try before buying.
@SwitchVogel I was thinking of Samus Returns too. I loved the 3D visuals and wouldn’t buy it a second time, but it may be the first time for many Switch owners. And I would hope that they would keep the game at 3DS price levels (there is not enough content for a full priced Switch game).
Nice! I was wondering if Nintendo would put a demo for the Switch version.
Though I'm sure they won't do the Casting Call app that the 3DS version had.
@AlphaElite I enjoyed Ever Oasis, but I don’t feel the need to replay it.
At 3DS price levels, it would be good for the Switch.
The fact that we have to specify the demo as being free is sad.
Well I guess I'll give the game a try now at some point. Good to note lol.
Well, I'll give it a go. It will at least be different background music to the usual Idle Champions stuff while I work.
I'm creating a team with myself, Toree 3D, Among us and boyfriend from friday night funkin and no one can stop me
The only Nintendo games to do the limited play was Pokken tournament and monster hunter ride.... All other demos are usually play till whenever.
That would be so nice to have a fast way to transfer all your Miis from a 3DS to the Switch (as there is from the Wii to the 3DS)
@LouBlu08 sir childhood? the game came out in 2017
@Jackpaza0508 it's not too late, stop the madness!
@SwitchVogel : RCMADIAX? Boy, that takes me back. It's sad to see such a AAA tier developer fall into obscurity.
Speaking of 3DS ports, I was a little surprised that the post-Switch released New Style Boutique 3 wasn't a multiplatform title, especially as it inexplicably forfeited stereoscopic 3D after the last two games had it, and I figured that it would have been a great title to lure casual/female players early in the Switch's lifespan (which still doesn't seem to have very many "girly" games).
I love this game and would encourage anyone who hasn’t played it to take the plunge, but no way am I paying full price to revisit this when I have my 3ds. I really hope this isn’t a trend, to now port 3ds titles to the Switch instead of making new content.
@SwitchVogel I mean the only thing I wouldn't mind is Ever Oasis(or more interesting, a sequel or something), but good grief I hope not....
The Switch is starting to be stripped of its own identity as is, if you ask me(what with all the old third party stuff being ported as well). I understand we are going through some tough times but this started even before then. 3DS had a far more widespread grab than Wii U, so I can understand the latter to a degree.
@rockodoodle Seriously ...esp if they gon cost a full $50-60 for no reason. #sike
@NikHogan Yeah, I was [age I will not disclose here] when the game came out, tried the demo, loved the game, brought it, and played all the way through.
@Silly_G The removal of 3D was an unfortunate trend. I assume they did it because 3D was never quite the selling point they wanted it to be and because they eventually shifted focus to the cheaper 2DS.
Still, I personally loved the feature, and felt robbed when late-life 3DS games just couldn't be bothered to implement it.
Miitopia is setting a dangerous precedent from nintendo, now that they've milked the wii u dry I'm worried that they're gonna start porting games from even older systems, systems that were already successful. Having the majority of new first party titles being ports of games that are almost (or are) a decade old is unacceptable
@Bizaster I'd think Xenoblade X is all but guaranteed, especially given how well the other two games have done on Switch. And I'm hoping for more Fire Emblem too, I'm guessing they keep the Echoes line going and make the next one another reimagining.
Played the demo for about 2 hours and it was a fun little "JRPG for toddlers" game, thinking about getting it for my niece and nephew. Though also thinking about getting them Snap, which takes precedence over this b/c Pokemon >>>>> Miis
Speaking of Miis, how do I get my 50 from Wii or Wii U to Switch? Is there a Mii Home app or website or something?
I only had 5 Mii on my Switch. For some reason 1 was of the recently returned prodigal son, I must have made it when he left.😂
@rjejr "JRPG for toddlers" The main game maybe but good luck with the after game.
Also you can import your Miis by amiibos which I have to warn is a giant pain...
I’ll give this a try, seems like a good game to give a demo for as idk what to think about it
Free demo...is an oxymoron.
Still no Fire Emblem Amiibo costume it seems. You'd think it'd be intuitive with the high fantasy theme and all. Oh well - no new functionality for my FE Amiibo collection, so I've lost interest.
@rjejr You can use an Amiibo on your Wii U to register it to the Mii you want to transfer, then copy, or you can transfer to 3DS on your Wii, then copy to your switch
@SwitchVogel id love for more 3ds games to get resurrected. there'll always be that questionable $50-60 price but theres a lot of gems people missed out on as the 3ds started to wind down
That was a fun demo, I'm uploading a 3 and a half hour video of it right now. At first I thought it would just be the defaults but you can get popular characters from the 3DS servers, so I played with Hank Hill, Chuck Norris and Nikki, and Princess Bubblegum helped fight big bad Wario, and I even got a cool horse named Tomoko (as in Aran but there weren't enough characters). I was a little on the fence since I didn't play the first one, but, that demo was great and it had a ton of charm, and you can transfer your demo saves to the full game so I think I'll pick it up when it comes out.
@Thatsalie : It's actually a tautology.
@rjejr : You will need to transfer your Miis to either the 3DS or Wii U first, and then designate each Mii that you wish to transfer as the "owner" of an amiibo to import them to the Switch. You will need at least one amiibo (cards are fine) in order to do this.
I think it's absolutely stupid that Nintendo hadn't implemented some form of wireless connectivity between the 3DS and Switch in order to make this process less convoluted.
Transferring Miis hasn't been a problem for me as I have an (almost) complete collection of amiibo, but those with no interest in them will have to buy one (or a pack of cards) in order to do so (or go through the tedious process of remaking all of their desired Miis from scratch).
It is hard to be excited about a game that utilizes Mii's on a console that tries to forget that they were ever a thing.
Just finished the demo and I have to say I'm disappointed but not surprised. It's just the same game as 3DS game but with slightly better graphics, "dates" that are really none-interactive cutscenes, wigs and makeup that are really limited (they're mostly with females in mind not much for males), and a horse. The demo is literally the same as the demo on 3DS.
I was really hoping that there was something along the lines of free roaming, more interactions, more wigs that are normal and not animu, able to play the other party members, more/different outfits from the 3DS ones, more jobs, and not a carbon copy plot from the original. What's worse is there's no way to get Miis unless you've got an amiibo which is still a major grind.
Would I still buy it? Shamefully yes, mainly because I actually like Miis and hope that Nintendo doesn't outright throw them out.
Would I recommend that you buy it? Hell no, especially if you already have the 3DS version.
Never got to play this the first time around so downloaded the demo yesterday and absolutely loved it. As a more casual player who still enjoys RPGs like Pokemon I really enjoyed the game. There seems to be a lot of more serious RPGs out there so I thought this was a really welcome palate cleanser. I will definitely be buying on Day 1.
@ImBackBB "Also you can import your Miis by amiibos which I have to warn is a giant pain..."
Thanks. If I ever decide to get the game maybe it will be worth the effort, though almost all of our amiibo have SSBU save data on them so I'm guessing that would get erased so I'd have to find 1 that didn't.
The game did get harder once we had to fight mouse lady, but at the same time I Also realized I have a 4 member party but I'm only controlling 1 person, so I'm doing more watching than playing, which did make it seem more like a game for kids. IT also really bothered me that I couldn't' use my cure magic - I picked cleric - between battles. And I still don't know what's going on w/ the candy and bananas. And since there is a button that says - play itself - in the menu, I'm guessing the game can 100% do all of the battles w/o any input. That's about as toddler as it gets.
I did like the horse, made a very cool unicorn. Sleeping w/ it in the barn was a bit creepy, but kids would probably love it.
The bestiary and other info page was very cool. I can't remember ever seeing a game before - been gaming for about 25 years - where EVERY SINGLE FIGHT was listed. Who needs to know all that?
@Zeeeus Don't have a New 3DS but the Wi U is still up and running - my son is playing Bayonneta 2 - so I may give it a try if I ever get the full game. We have about 50 Miis back from Super Mario Sluggers, our entire family and all of our friends. Made the games interesting for my very young sons, kind of like a game of "Family Tree". As I said above, I will need to make sure no save data gets erased on the amiibo, my kids would kill me.
Just read over a couple of "how to" and really it sound like too much work. Doesn't seem like Nintendo really wanted Miis on switch.
@Silly_G Thanks. Forgot about the cards, I have 3 Animal Crossing cards which I'm sure are just sitting there going unused. So maybe.
"And since there is a button that says - play itself - in the menu, I'm guessing the game can 100% do all of the battles w/o any input." That's actually not right, it maybe wins 15-20% of the battles for you. And the battles are actually a little more difficult when you can't play as the other party members because you can't strategize, they're unpredictable. You could end up losing, especially in the very last world they will frustrate you with moves you don't want them to do...
@ImBackBB "world they will frustrate you"
I finished the demo last night. Right before the end my mage learned "Sleep", something like that, where he puts a team member to sleep to heal. And my immediate reaction was DO NOT WANT. What if I have a plan for the final killing blow?
I'm used to JRPG where you can't control the other characters, Kingdom Hearts was so long ago, but I'm used to at least setting limits on the other characters, or switching to them in battle. When it was too characters I was ok w/ the other doing it's own thing, but w/ 4, I barely felt like I was playing. All of the assists were fun to watch, but I was watching, not playing.
It's a "starter" JRPG. And I'm way past that. But I may get it for my nephew.
It's not for everyone, tbh. You either like it or don't. For me it's just fun seeing your Mii characters get into fun situations, not necessarily playing the game as you said.
As I said further above, I would have rather had a more interactive reboot (or sequel) of Tomodachi Life and I'm only buying this game so that there's more of a chance they would consider it. (Then again I have an aching feeling they're trying to avoid making one because they promised to put homosexual relationships in the potential sequel)
@ImBackBB "they promised to put homosexual relationships"
Well considering the bestiality Miitopia is promoting by having my Mii sleeping w/ a horse in a barn and falling in love...😂
I do think Miitopia is a good game for beginner JRPG players, my wife would have played it 20 years ago while she was playing Evolution 1 & 2 on the Dreamcast. And considering how Nintendo likes to promote "child friendly" games like ACNH and New Pokemon Snap I think Miitopia fits in well. Hook them w/ the kid games, have them waiting for Bayonetta 3 w/ the rest of us. Link's Awakening looked liek a kid's game too, but I can't imagine any kdi getting through it. I think even I had to look up a few things when I got stumped. But the "look" is Nintendo kid friendly.
So I'm not knocking it, I'm just not buying it for $60. Well at least not until I can easily transfer all of my Mii over to my Switch from my Wii U. We need Mii Home or Mii Bank or something.
I was totally hoping for more stuff in this port/remake. Thanks for the information about how the demo went. I am also partly buying this for hope of another Tomodachi game. My hopes aren't too high considering their promise and how much bad press they got from the last one.
@rjejr I see! Here’s what you do:
Open Mii Channel In Wii U Mode
Using the Wii U GamePad, tap Send/Receive Mii.
Select Copy from Wii Menu.
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