Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon ORAS Demos, 3DS Controller Functionality
We have learned that free demos for Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon ORAS are hitting the 3DS' Nintendo eShop. Polygon reports that the Super Smash Bros. demo will be made available for all users starting Sept. 19, while certain Club Nintendo Platinum members have already gotten access and have received four demo download codes each. Of course, people have been trying to take advantage of the masses' desires to play the fighting game. As Kotaku has indicated, people with extra codes have started selling theirs on eBay. One code sold for over $32. Mind you, the finalized version of Super Smash Bros will cost $39.99.
The Super Smash Bros. demo will include Mega Man, Villager, Pikachu, Link and Mario and will have the Battlefield stage playable. While the Platinum demo has unlimited usage, the free-to-download version coming out on the 19th will only let you open it 30 times total.
Destructoid reports that we will also be seeing a 3DS demo for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. While not many details are available yet, this Pokemon ORAS demo is having a western release on the Nintendo eShop. In the demo, you'll be able to score an exclusive Pokemon as well as a few items, which will all be transferable to your character in the final version of the game.
Lastly, a Tweet from a person lucky enough to own the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. has revealed that the Wii U version of Smash will be able to use your Nintendo 3DS as a controller. Since the provided screen was accessible from the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros., we assume you must have Smash playing on the handheld in order to use it as a controller on the Wii U. We can't complain though, using the 3DS as a Wii U controller for Super Smash Bros. will make up for all those parties where we always ended up one GameCube controller short.
Super Smash Bros. launches on Oct. 3 for Nintendo 3DS, with its Wii U counterpart debuting sometime this holiday season. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will launch on Nov. 21 for the Nintendo 3DS.
The Nintendo 3DS needs more karate mans.