It’s safe to say that the anticipation for Super Smash Bros. is currently at an all-time high, especially since the game has already arrived in Japan. While those still waiting for the final product twiddle their thumbs in anticipation, Nintendo has announced that it’ll be making the previously Japan-exclusive Super Smash Bros. for 3DS demo available to North American and European gamers in the very near future – and, in select cases, right now.
Taking to Twitter, Nintendo announced that eager fans can look forward to the demo arriving on the Nintendo eShop on September 19, 2014. While the date for the demo’s official release is still a week away, select gamers that managed to achieve Platinum Status in Club Nintendo will receive codes to get in on the crossover-fueled fight right now.
There are a number of items that need to be crossed off of Nintendo’s list in order for gamers to be eligible for early access to the Super Smash Bros. demo, but those that meet the criteria will receive a whopping total of four codes that they can then share with their friends.
Here are the requirements that fans must reach in order to score a coveted batch of codes:
- Achieved Platinum Status between 7/1/2013 and 6/30/2014
- Registered any Nintendo 3DS product
- Chose to receive information from Nintendo at Club Nintendo
The demo itself doesn’t appear to have any play limits, unlike every other demo that’s arrived on the eShop, which makes it a solid option for fans that plan on playing it until their thumbs bleed.
As was the case with the Japanese demo, players are able to choose between five characters: Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man. While heavily anticipated newcomers like Pac-Man aren’t playable, the demo itself offers some solid variety for fight fans to choose from. The only stage that’s available is Battlefield (with a Final Destination alt for serious competitors), and the entire thing supports local play so friends can meet up and battle each other.
All of this said, offering demos pre-release is a solid thing to do for consumers and hopefully it’s something that Nintendo will be doing with future releases.
Did you receive an early access code to the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS demo? Do you think Nintendo should release preview demos more often? Let us know in the comments!
Super Smash Bros. will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on October 3, 2014. A Wii U version of the game will follow sometime this holiday season.
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Source: Nintendo – Twitter