Mario Strikers Battle League
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With only a week to go until kick-off in Mario Strikers: Battle League, Nintendo dropped a surprise demo for the game that'll let you get your keepie uppies in before the whistle blows on 10th June.

This limited-time demo will allow you to hop into training mode to try out the characters and the new gameplay elements. The demo is available now for Nintendo Switch Online members, but those without a subscription can sign up for a 7-day free trial fthat will include cloud saves, classic games, and access to online play.

Online play is restricted to a few different timeslots over the weekend of 4th and 5th June, which we've listed below — some are going to be a little iffy for certain timezones, but three a day isn't bad at all!

  • Saturday 4th June — 4am - 5am BST
  • Saturday 4th June — 12pm - 1pm BST
  • Saturday 4th June — 8pm - 9pm BST
  • Sunday 5th June — 4am - 5am BST
  • Sunday 5th June — 12pm - 1pm BST
  • Sunday 5th June — 8pm - 9pm BST

Nintendo has also announced that the game will be getting free post-launch updates. Maybe it'll sneak in a free Daisy for those of us who are already missing the yellow-clad Princess? Or perhaps some new modes.

If you haven't had a chance, check out our early impressions of the game when we got some hands-on time with it at Nintendo UK:

Will you be trying out the demo? Let us know in the comments!

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