Pikmin 3 GameStop pre-orders let you download a day early

Pikmin 3's release date is just around the corner, but if August 4 seems too far away you can snag it a whole 24 hours earlier. Nintendo and GameStop have announced a demo event this weekend, and pre-ordering during it gets you early access to the game.

Participating GameStop and EB Games locations in the US and Canada will have demos this weekend, July 20 and 21. A GameStop page (via Polygon) advertises the the demo, and says that pre-ordering the downloadable version through the store, during that weekend, will let you download it a day early.

Check out our recent preview for more on Pikmin's long-awaited return.