‘Super Smash Bros.’ 3DS Demo Available in U.S. Nintendo eShop Today

Super Smash Bros 3DS demo on eShop 9-19

North America will finally be able to at least get their hands on the new Super Smash Bros for 3DS starting Friday, September 19, 2014, in the form of a demo. The demo has already been played by those with Nintendo club Platinum membership and those in Japan, but until now the game had not put into the hands of the public at their own leisure.

Five characters will be available in the demo version of Super Smash Bros 4. The five playable characters include: Mario, Villager, Mega Man, Pikachu, and Link. Matches are set to two-minute rounds, stock battles can not be chosen. Two options are available, Battlefield with items on, or the Battlefield version of Final Destination with no items. Luckily, local multiplayer does work.

Although three of the playable characters are staples from the beginning of the series, playing them will show off their differences. Attention has been paid to the character animations, they are not simple ports from the last iteration in the series. For those more in need of a look into the other characters, here is a full playthrough of the All-Star Mode on the Japanese version of the game.

How does it play compared to past Super Smash Bros. games? That interpretation is up to each person that plays it however, the general consensus is that it plays more like Brawl than Melee. Ground play is more prevalent and guarding the edge is not as consistent as previously. This also means that keeping your opponent off the stage is something that takes more aggression, often leading to an offstage chase since making it back is not as threatening as before.

There is no timer in the demo itself, that is to say that you can load the demo and play it without it kicking you off. If you leave the demo, to say play something else, the number of plays left will go down by one. The demo can be started a total of 30 times before expiring and becomes available for download this morning.

One of the new additions in Smash 4 is the inclusion of other variations of the stage Final Destination. When playing the online mode For Glory, it is the only stage allowed to play on. Here are all the different versions.

Fans have been desperately waiting for the follow-up to one of Nintendo’s biggest series, Super Smash Bros. Japan has already received the full version of the game but the rest of the world is not as fortunate. October 3 marks the official release for the rest of the world (except for Australia, they get it October 4). Even though it only offers a glimpse into what is to come, it is still the first opportunity for many to get their hands on and actually play the new Smash Bros. The Wii U version is still a ways away, but for now the demo can really give fans a closer look at what is to come.

By Garrtt Jutte
Sources
Nintendo Life
Computer and Video Games
Tech Times

36 Responses to "‘Super Smash Bros.’ 3DS Demo Available in U.S. Nintendo eShop Today"

  1. Brady Millman   September 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I got it :D!!!

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  2. Marcell Vogel   September 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I still can’t get it

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  3. Arron   September 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    When is it out

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  4. Patrick Stuart Turley   September 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    12 am EST time.

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  5. Nowa Schind   September 19, 2014 at 10:39 am

    ITS OUT AND ITS AMAZING NINTENDO DID SUCH A GOOD JOB ON THIS ONE AND YES I’M USING CAPS LOCK BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE EXCITEMENT INSIDE OF ME SO DON’T JUDGE ^-^

    Reply
  6. Tucker   September 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I still can’t find it! How do I find this on the eshop?

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    • Sniwe   September 19, 2014 at 9:52 am

      It is out now, it was not available until 9 AM PT.

      Reply
  7. Andrew   September 19, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I’m soo excited

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  8. Adrian   September 19, 2014 at 9:08 am

    #forsttodownloadthedemoonthe19th

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  9. Cesar   September 19, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Anything ?

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  10. Tyler Scitt   September 19, 2014 at 8:55 am

    When Dose it come out in mountian time

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  11. Dalonad   September 19, 2014 at 8:28 am

    The wait is unbearable

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  12. Erik   September 19, 2014 at 8:16 am

    for those who r wondering for eastern time it come out at 12 in the afternoon

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  13. Jay   September 19, 2014 at 8:07 am

    For those wondering, eShop is usually updated at 9am Pacific Time(GMT-7)

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  14. steven   September 19, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Ok thanks I thought it came in at 9am

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  15. miguelsqf   September 19, 2014 at 7:53 am

    nothing yet

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  16. steven   September 19, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Doe anybody know When it comes in central time

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    • lyndon   September 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

      11 o’clock

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      • megashadow13   September 19, 2014 at 8:34 am

        you’re a life saver thank you! also, delicious sweetness just in time for lunch!

        Reply
  17. hucho   September 19, 2014 at 7:29 am

    10:29 am and no demo

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  18. steven   September 19, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Its still not in eshop

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  19. lyndon   September 19, 2014 at 7:08 am

    It’s 9 but not up here

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  20. Dendai   September 19, 2014 at 6:22 am

    still not in the e shop

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  21. Joy   September 19, 2014 at 4:14 am

    I thought everyone was saying it played more like Melee than Brawl? Who has this journo been talking to?

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  22. Josh Freeman (@Miroku90)   September 19, 2014 at 4:00 am

    9 am PST guys

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    • Bardic Knowledge   September 19, 2014 at 5:59 am

      Thank you. I was wondering why it wasn’t appearing yet.

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    • Billabo   September 19, 2014 at 6:38 am

      Ah, dang. I’ll only get about an hour in before I have to leave for work. Thanks for the info!

      Reply
  23. chris   September 19, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I think it’ll be there when it hits 10 a.m. pacific time

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  24. Wonsun Jin   September 19, 2014 at 3:57 am

    They said 9 AM PT time

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    • Austin   September 19, 2014 at 4:01 am

      You’re right. Now I feel dumb. So that means it’s coming out at 12:00 noon, in EST.

      Reply
  25. Austin   September 19, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I can’t find it either, and it’s 7:00 am. Is it because I’m in Canada?

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  26. Angus   September 19, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Neither do I! It’s not showing up.

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  27. Smash_Attack5   September 19, 2014 at 3:47 am

    I can’t find it in the eShop yet!?

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  28. John   September 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

    When can we download it? I still don’t see it on the eshop.

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    • LixelM   September 19, 2014 at 3:47 am

      Same here i’m still looking for it

      Reply
    • Angus   September 19, 2014 at 3:52 am

      I’m not getting it either. This is outrageous!

      Reply

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