With the new Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes just four short weeks away, players itching to play the game will have an opportunity to do so a little earlier, thanks to a Special Demo Version of the game provided by Nintendo.
The demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire , according to Nintendo, lets you experience exclusive scenarios in the Hoenn region, where the third-gen remakes will be taking place. There you’ll encounter pokémon that will Mega-Evolve for the first time, and you’ll even be able to bring a new Mega-Evolved pokémon into the full versions of the game, Nintendo promises. The same extends to items, too; purchased items you obtain in the demo can also be transferred to the full versions as well.
For those of you who want to try out the new Pokémon games before they release, Nintendo has provided instructions on how to acquire a code to access the Special Demo Version. This code can be obtained from select cinemas, local retailers, as part of a purchase for another Pokémon game, and more.
The full list of instructions has been detailed below, courtesy of Nintendo.
Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
Get a code with your purchase of the new Pokémon Art Academy game (out Oct. 24) when you buy from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.
You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You’ll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will launch in the US on Friday, November 21 . A European release is slated for the following week on Friday, November 28. If you pre-order the games now, you can secure yourself a limited edition steelbook for either game that includes a figurine of the Legendary pokémon of the game of your choosing. We also now know that Twitter partly inspired the development of the third-gen remakes.
We’ll bring you more news on Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire should further information reach our ears.
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