Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3DS Gets A Nintendo eShop Demo In Japan

By Ishaan . November 7, 2012 . 12:05pm

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth has a demo on the Nintendo eShop in Japan, that users can download and try out for free.


The demo lets users play the game up to 10 times before it expires, and gives a glimpse of the game’s Magnagate system that lets you turn round objects into dungeon entrances by viewing them through the Nintendo 3DS camera.


The demo will also let users transfer data over to the full version of the game, when it releases on November 23rd.

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  • Anthony Black

    I’m sick of these demos with limited plays. It’s already a tiny portion of the full game, why put a play limit on it?

    I still have my Theatrhythm demo (which allowed for infinite plays), and every time I play it, it makes me want to buy the game more. Putting a limit on the amount of plays just makes me not want to play the demo at all after the first time, lest I use up the plays, and then I never get into it. That’s what happened with my DDD demo.

    • Because, even though it’s a small portion of the game, there are a LOT of people who just hoard demos and never pay for the full game (my brother does it – he has every demo from the eShop and hasn’t bought a single game).

      This decreases the viability of such a strategy.

    • Elvick

      I think they key here (with Theatrhythm), is that it makes you want to buy the game… but you haven’t.


      Still, I find it pretty lame. Then again, if you do want to buy the game it shouldn’t matter… so I can understand it.

      • Anthony Black

        I was actually planning to buy Theatrhythm when I went to pick up my WiiU, I guess I should have mentioned that.

        With DDD, I just haven’t played the demo enough to know if I like it or not, but I’m afraid to play the demo because of the limit. So in the end I’ll never end up getting it.

        Although what burnpsy said makes sense. Still, I think play limit demos defy the whole purpose of a demo. If they don’t want people hording the demos, they might as well just not release them at all.

        Either that, or a time limit. I’d hate a time limit as well, but at least people would play them. They’d want to get in as much play time as possible before the time limit was over, so it would work from a marketing perspective.

  • Scirm

    I tried this series on both GBA and DS, and for me.. With all due respect, it was not fun. At first it was like: wow, talking pokemon, sounds fun. But after some time I put it down.

  • Joseph Steinhilpert

    enjoyed my first mystery dungeon game was awesome experience. now with 3d models and with 3ds can see great results.

  • I wanna be a Vulpix!~

    • Elvick

      Me too!

  • Zenthos

    Loved these games more than the original series. I just wish we could be different starter pokemon rather than being forced to be the ugly new gen. I would pick oshiwatt  (or however you pronounce it), pikachu, or that drogon type than a fat pig or ridiculous ugly looking leaf.

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