3DS demos debut with Resident Evil: Revelations

Nintendo to offer pre-release title samples in North America beginning with Capcom's latest Resident Evil game tomorrow.

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In October, Nintendo promised that demos would be a part of the 3DS's major November update. However, none have yet been offered. Today, Nintendo shed light on the matter, announcing 3DS demos will come to the system's eShop beginning tomorrow.

Nintendo is bringing demos to the 3DS starting tomorrow.
Nintendo is bringing demos to the 3DS starting tomorrow.

The first demo in the eShop will be for Capcom's Resident Evil: Revelations. Following that will be a trial for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which will become available on January 26. Demos to follow at unspecified dates include Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D and Rayman Origins. Nintendo said new offerings will be available "periodically."

For more on the first game to sport a 3DS demo, check out GameSpot's latest preview of Resident Evil: Revelations.

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The demos aren't half bad, and they do the job. They just make me want the games more.

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I have played with the demo, and I loved it! It is more like original Resident Evil, and it is quite scary in 3D! I can't wait for the full version. I suppose this is going to be the reason for purchasing 3DS for lots of people.

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Damn, I'll have to check my 3ds

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Wow! This game is awesome!!! I peed and pooped in my pants a little....then I saw there was a Revelations demo!!

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This is a good start Nintendo, now release a demo for Luigi's Mansion 2.

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I remember those amazing GameCube demo disk too. Nintendo is making a good decision to release demos again.

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- "who is she?'' - "try big mellons on the search tab''

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Heck Yes! Will be looking forward to tomorrow and 7 feb.

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it looks much better then i expected...and it will be in 3d. wow

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Damn RE: Revelations looks great! Finally, the major 3DS games are starting to come out. Demos for Nintendo! Yeah!

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I can't wait first major 3DS game of 2012 F yess

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I remember having that demo disc that came with Mario Kart Double Dash. :) I am glad they are doing digital demos now. It is really needed nowadays.

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I love me some demos I do.They should be an industry requirement.Oh and uh, just so everyone knows, this is far from the first time you could get demos on a Nintendo system.It goes as far back as Gamecube demo discs.I still have one.It's not like it's some big revelation to them all of the sudden.Pun. I sure am glad I destroyed a couple of Nintendo haters' little fantasies there, lol.

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Does this include the EU or more specifically the UK?

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Of course the demo has to arrive the day I have to present three unit plans to my department head.

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OMG! Nintendo is going to start having demos. DEMOS on a Nintendo system! I think 2012 may really be the year of the apocalypse.

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Awesome! Now I can see if its worth buying.

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A Resident Evil demo tomorrow? Wow, now that's what I call... *puts sunglasses on* A Revelation! YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAH

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Ah, finally. I want to see If Revelation is more than all talk

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people still play 3ds? grow a pair already

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3D boobs for the win any body?!?! LOL

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Oh God yes! Yes yes yes, this is awesome!

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Woot! Now we're talking, can't wait for tomorrow. @Lhomity Europe will get the demos as well.

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Demos only in North America? Aww... Looking forward to RE: Revelations.

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its about time!

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Finally! Tomorrow will be an epic day xD Pre-ordered Re Revelations allready, looks stunning. I'm getting the circle pad with it aswell, just because :D

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about time. At least they're starting off with a (hopefully) great game for the system. Can't wait to give it a go.

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@ GeekyDad just so know we're not in the 90's anymore either

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it better be a diff demo than the one in mercs. im dying to play this game

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Welcome to 1990, Nintendo. Glad to have you join us.

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Should be interesting. I wonder if it's the same demo that was released with Mercenaries.