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Princess Peach: Showtime Demo Is Out Now, Lets You Sword Fight And Make Sweet Treats

The Switch exclusive launches later this month.


Nintendo is letting you take the stage early in Princess Peach: Showtime, as a new demo is available now on the eShop for the upcoming game. The appetizer features two transformations: Swordfighter Peach and Patisserie Peach.

The former has you slashing down enemies and masterfully jumping over obstacles. Swordfighter Peach is tasked with saving a stage play from the Sour Bunch. Meanwhile, Patisserie Peach sees the heroine becoming a pastry chef to cook up some delicious desserts.

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Now Playing: Princess Peach: Showtime! – Official Transformations Trailer: Act II

Those are just a sampler of the transformations. In Princess Peach: Showtime, she'll also sing as a mermaid, ice skate, and steal as a dashing thief. There is also a Detective Peach, where she must search for clues.

GameSpot's Princess Peach: Showtime preview details the different genres the game explores. Steve Watts notes that while Swordfighter Peach focuses on melee combat, Cowgirl Peach has her lassoing foes while riding a puppet white steed.

The game launches March 22. There is still time to preorder Princess Peach: Showtime, with Best Buy offering an acrylic display stand as a bonus. There are also special Pastel Pink Joy-Con controllers releasing the same day as the Switch exclusive. Princess Peach: Showtime is the first game starring the Mushroom Kingdom royalty since Super Princess Peach released in Japan on Nintendo DS in 2005 (the US release was early 2006).

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