If you’re a Nintendo fan, chances are the concept of Super Smash Bros. appeals to you: numerous Nintendo (and some non-Nintendo) franchises collide in one huge game full of content and fanservice. If you’ve any interest in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, you may be happy to hear that Nintendo is releasing a demo for the game prior to its release.
Announced during Nintendo’s live Treehouse presentation today, the downloadable demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will give players a small glimpse of the game when it becomes available on the 3DS eShop on September 19 in North America and Europe. The game features five playable characters (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, and Mega Man) and one stage (Battlefield), and allows players to play with computers and/or up to three other demo owners via local wireless play. If September 19 seems too far off, check your email: if you achieved platinum status in this past Club Nintendo year, Nintendo may send you four download codes for the demo today, letting you share the demo with friends. While the public version of the demo will be limited at 30 uses per 3DS, the version available via Club Nintendo has no play restrictions.
If you can’t wait until next week for the demo, and aren’t given a code by Nintendo, be sure to check out 4P in the coming days as we give our impressions of Nintendo’s latest brawler. If you can wait until next week for the demo, then… well, we understand. We still love you, patient friend.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS releases on October 3 in North America and Europe, and on October 4 in Australia. The game was released in Japan today.