Super Smash Bros 4 3DS Demo: How to Download From eShop Ahead of Full Game Release Date

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 19, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Super Smash Bros 4 3DS demo is available on Friday, September 19.

The download is available through the Nintendo eShop.

To get the demo, simply log onto the shop and select the download. Some reports are indicating that the demo is only available to certain Club Nintendo Platinum Members, though that hasn’t been confirmed.

Players can also try going through the QR code on the tweet just below.

The demo does not include the full game.

Many of the options are greyed out, including most of the playable characters.

But in the 2-minute matches made available through the demo, users can play with Mario, Link, Villager, Pikachu, or Mega Man.

The only available stage is Battlefield, although players can experience the “Final Destination” variant of that stage by pressing X first.  

The full 3DS version will be released in North America and Europe on October 3. It is already out in Japan.

A release date for the Wii U version hasn’t been officially announced although it’s been rumored as November 21.

Players in Japan revealed new characters not yet officially announced. Ness, Falco, Dark Pit, Duck Hunt Dog, Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario, Ganondorf, Mr. Game & Watch, Wario, and Jigglypuff appear to be part of the playable character list.

Check out a full official playable characters list below:

New:

Shulk
Pac-Man
Wii Fighters
Palutena
Mega Man
Wii Fit Trainer
Little Mac
Rosalina & Luma
Villager
Greninja
Lucina
Robin
Charizard (own character now)
Zero Suit Samus (own character now)
Sheik (own character now)

Returning:

Ike
Captain Falcon
Yoshi
Diddy Kong
Lucario
Little Mac
King Dedede
Zelda
Marth
Sonic
Toon Link
Peach
Luigi
Pikmin & Olimar
Mario
Donkey Kong
Link
Samus
Kirby
Pikachu
Fox
Bowser 
Pit
Meta Knight

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.