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Nintendo 3DS demos begin tomorrow with Resident Evil: Revelations

The Resident Evil: Revelations demo goes live on Nintendo's digital store tomorrow, as Nintendo promises the eShop will be "periodically updated with new game demos."

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Visiting the eShop on the 3DS will give you access to 3D videos and screenshots of the latest games. But until now, the eShop hasn't provided gamers any playable demos. That will begin to change tomorrow, as the Resident Evil: Revelations demo goes live on Nintendo's digital store. Following that will be a demo for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, available on January 26th. As announced by Nintendo, the eShop will be "periodically updated with new game demos."

Future demos coming to the service include Rayman Origins and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. "Specific dates and other games in the demo program will be announced at a later time," Nintendo reminded us.

Just in case you're not familiar with how the concept of demos works, Nintendo issued a rather didactic statement. "The demo program allows Nintendo 3DS players to be among the first to test-drive select games," Nintendo of America's Tony Elison said in a press release. "Players can try out new genres or series, often weeks before the full versions are available in stores."

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    January 18, 2012 6:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Nintendo 3DS demos begin tomorrow with Resident Evil: Revelations.

    The Resident Evil: Revelations demo goes live on Nintendo's digital store tomorrow, as Nintendo promises the eShop will be "periodically updated with new game demos."

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      January 18, 2012 7:18 AM

      It's about damn time. I was beginning to wonder when they were going to show up. A well made demo goes a long way to convince me to put down $40 on a retail 3ds game (or $50+$20 for Revelations and a Circle pad pro).

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      January 18, 2012 7:47 AM

      Oh, sweet. I'll definitely check that out.

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      January 18, 2012 8:05 AM

      Awesome and about time. Need demos for most games. I am a cheap person.

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      January 18, 2012 8:31 AM

      I wonder if this is the same demo that was included with the Mercenaries game?

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      January 18, 2012 10:57 AM

      This is the one with even more 3d options right? 8-4 was talking about cranking both 3d settings up and playing at night and it being really awesome, a non RE fan enjoyed it