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Nintendo Download: Try Before You Buy

Try what before you buy? Why, Miitopia and Hey! Pikmin of course. Demos of both are now available in this week’s Nintendo Download.

Try ’em, maybe buy ’em

Who doesn’t love a good demo? especially when it’s for a game that you might be on the fence about, a demo could easily sway you in either direction. Take Miitopia and Hey! Pikmin here. Neither game is what I’d call a slam dunk in terms of retail success, but actually giving prospective players a taste might be just the ticket to get them to buy in.

If neither one of those is for you though, and you’re already set on that, there isn’t much else this week. Fatal Fury Special is the latest Neo Geo title to make the jump to Switch, and there are some nice My Nintendo Rewards deals on NES Castlevania’s, but that’s about it.

Here’s the full story:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Miitopia: Casting Call Demo – Get ready to be the star of the show! In this free demo available now, pick some pre-made Mii characters or create your own. Assign each character a role and then cast them in one of three different in-game video trailers for upcoming RPG Miitopia game. With humor, intrigue and adventure, the video trailers will keep you wanting more until the game launches on July 28.
  • Hey! PIKMIN – Demo Version – The first Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS is launching on July 28! Try out this new type of Pikmin game before the game launches by downloading this free demo, available now. Use the touch screen to throw Pikmin into action, solve environmental puzzles and survive hostile wildlife. Game in 2D.

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Activities:

  • My Nintendo Rewards: Sink Your Teeth Into Castlevania Discount Rewards! – Brace yourselves for horrifying news, vampire hunters: My Nintendo is scaring up fantastic rewards to help you get your hands on the first three Castlevania series NES games. Redeem your My Nintendo points to get 40 percent discounts on each these classic games, available for digital download via the Virtual Console service on both the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems:
    • Castlevania – Step into the shadows of the deadliest dwelling on earth. You’ve arrived at Castlevania, and you’re here on business. Take arms as Simon Belmont in this first chapter of the original Castlevania series. Battle your way to Dracula’s chamber and to the ultimate duel of good versus evil.
    • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Guide Simon Belmont in his quest to discover Count Dracula’s five missing body parts. Upon finding these gruesome items, proceed to Dracula’s Castle. Confront the villain and end the curse cast upon the Belmont family once and for all.
    • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – In the third chapter of the Castlevania series that released on the original NES console, Trevor Belmont must take arms against the young but immortal Dracula. Use powers to transform into three different spirits, as well as an assortment of weapons to confront an army of horrors.

      For more info, visit my.nintendo.com.

  • My Nintendo Rewards: ARMS Wallpapers – To celebrate the first DLC release for the ARMS game, My Nintendo is offering three new ARMS wallpapers to download.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Hey! PIKMIN: Adventure Together

Also new this week:

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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