Two of this year’s biggest Nintendo 3DS releases are the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The games may be remakes of 2002’s Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire built on the engine of last year’s Pokémon X and Y, but if you still aren’t sure if the game seems up your alley, an upcoming demo of the games may be of interest to you.
The upcoming downloadable demo of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is said by Nintendo to offer exclusive gameplay that won’t be included in the final games. While most 3DS demos have restrictions that only allow users to play them a set number of times, Nintendo and Game Freak are encouraging users to keep coming back to the demo in several ways: the demo will be playable any number of times, items earned in the demo can carry over to the final games, and a special Pokémon caught in the demo can be sent to one of the final games. In addition, the demo will offer special scenarios for players who play the demo for several consecutive days. The games’ website seems to imply that the demo may only be available by redeeming a code on the eShop; details on how to obtain a code for the demo have not yet been announced.
Pokémon: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be released on November 21 in North America, Australia, and Japan. European countries will receive the game on November 28.