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eShop games of the week: Monster Hunter and Castlevania demo

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All this week's Wii U and 3DS downloads

It's a big week on the 3DS and Wii U eShops. Although there is only one new game available for download (NightSky), you can download demos for Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate and Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Mirror Of Fate, save money on Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition and buy F-Zero for 30p.

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eShop games of the week: Monster Hunter and Castlevania demo

Postby deKay » 20 Feb 2013, 13:12

This really is an awesome week. I was expecting Monster Hunter next week for some reason, so that's a nice surprise, and I had no idea a 3DS demo of it was incoming so that's great too.

And Nightsky! Amazing.
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Postby southendandy » 20 Feb 2013, 13:24

all good news, will defentley get f-zero. but unfortunately my 3ds won't connect to my modem at home.
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Re: eShop games of the week: Monster Hunter and Castlevania

Postby deKay » 20 Feb 2013, 13:41

southendandy wrote:all good news, will defentley get f-zero. but unfortunately my 3ds won't connect to my modem at home.


Try the router instead? :)
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Postby AaronMclaren » 20 Feb 2013, 13:54

I definitely thought the Castlevania demo was hitting the eShop next week! This is great news :) Definitely picking up F Zero that's for sure!
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Postby Erdogan44 » 20 Feb 2013, 14:19

ONM, you forgot to mention that 3DS is also getting the Monster Hunter demo.

Can you please change this? May confuse others otherwise.
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Re: eShop games of the week: Monster Hunter and Castlevania

Postby KH81314 » 20 Feb 2013, 15:17

Monster Hunter is the only one I'm downloading.
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Postby lrwr14 » 20 Feb 2013, 15:31

What time does the eShop get updated? Looking forward to Castlevaina and Monster Hunter.
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Re: eShop games of the week: Monster Hunter and Castlevania

Postby deKay » 20 Feb 2013, 15:36

Usually at about 2pm UK time, but demoes are often there earlier. Going off past experience, the demo(es) might even be up today.
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Postby deKay » 20 Feb 2013, 15:36

KH81314 wrote:Monster Hunter is the only one I'm downloading.


Why? What do you have to lose by trying the Castlevania demo?
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Re: eShop games of the week: Monster Hunter and Castlevania

Postby legend1992 » 20 Feb 2013, 15:54

Looking forward to downloading the MH3U demo, though I am curious about the one for Mirror of Fate as well - that game's had my attention ever since I first saw the trailers for it. I was expecting that demo to come later though, so it's a nice surprise to have it this week. I'll download the demo for MH3U first, and then if I have anough space left on my SD card after that, I'll have the one for Mirror of Fate as well. I'm new to Castlevania, so I'm hoping for something brilliant :)
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Postby alexkinch » 20 Feb 2013, 15:54

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Postby GiftedGimp » 20 Feb 2013, 16:52

Good to see more demos appearing, especially since game prices are so high. It's not I begrudge spending the money but I like the re-assurance that I am going to like a game before paying a lot for it.
With Disc games its not quite so bad as I can trade games if they turn out to be a bit poo to recoupe some of what I've spent, but for the digital downloads, especially the digital download only games there should always be a demo or trial/unlock system. One part of the eShop that is sadly lacking.
To bo fair to Nintendo, its upto the 3rd party publishers to do demo's for thier games and Nintendo are only responsible for what they publish, and Nintendo probably don't want to upset the 3rd party publishers by insisting they create demos.
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Postby martynm » 20 Feb 2013, 17:20

Oh great! the eshop wasnt really offering much to me recently but those two demos have me curious...
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Postby jaco_p » 20 Feb 2013, 18:05

superb! i'll be all over f-zero for 30 pence. Even though it's the worst game in the series in my opinion, still worth a go. Will be getting mh and castlevania demos, nightsky i want just for the jazz soundtrack!
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Postby Erdogan44 » 20 Feb 2013, 18:17

I'll try both demos, but especially MH3U since I have a pre-order on that.
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Postby superthingymabob » 20 Feb 2013, 18:24

Getting F-Zero and the demos.
I wish they'd give us that Fire Emblem demo America got. It's bad enough that we're getting the game 2 months late.
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Postby Waldy565 » 20 Feb 2013, 19:39

Will download the demos: Castlevania isn't my fave series but this sounds similar to the DS games, and they look good. MH demo because will get maybe a little taste of MH4
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Postby MJTH » 20 Feb 2013, 20:36

£4.49 for MSFHD? Well since I have credit already that I wasn't planning using on anything soon anyway, now I have to buy this!
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Postby TenTen » 20 Feb 2013, 21:08

superthingymabob wrote:Getting F-Zero and the demos.
I wish they'd give us that Fire Emblem demo America got. It's bad enough that we're getting the game 2 months late.

We are getting the Awakening demo, just in April.
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Postby 3ds234 » 20 Feb 2013, 22:45

I'll get both demos even though i have no interest in getting castlevania when it comes out but it's free so why not?
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Postby Darkblizz » 21 Feb 2013, 00:46

I've never played Monster Hunter before, so I'll be giving that one a try.
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Postby clayrichards262 » 21 Feb 2013, 01:04

What time do these demos usually release? (EST)
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Postby RiksilveR » 21 Feb 2013, 10:15

I'm sat refreshing eShop every five minutes waiting for the MH demo; I've waited long enough for some 3DS monster hunting!
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Postby deKay » 21 Feb 2013, 10:25

clayrichards262 wrote:What time do these demos usually release? (EST)


9am EST for the UK shop. Er, why are you accessing the UK shop from an EST location?
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Postby KaptainKrauser » 21 Feb 2013, 14:46

Very good week for the eShop. Will be getting both the demos even though I know I will get their respective games, and NightSky looks quite cool as well.
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