Nintendo has released a Mario Strikers Battle League demo on the Nintendo Switch eShop. You can try out a limited handful of characters, stadiums, and matches all for free. With the lively football simulation almost six months past its release, it seems Nintendo is trying to reinvigorate interest before the holiday season.
While we’ve had limited-time demos in the past, this is the first permanent one we’ve seen. It’s interesting, really, to consider why Nintendo chooses some games for limited-time trials, and others for permanent demos. Weirder still that Mario Strikers Battle League gets a demo so late after release.
Here’s what Nintendo said to announce it on Twitter: “Tested your grit out on the Strike field yet? Now’s your chance! The Mario Strikers: Battle League free demo is available now on Nintendo eShop! Play with a limited selection of characters, stadiums, and matches in the demo today”.