If you live in North America, that is.
On Tuesday, the demo for this year’s highly anticipated Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire finally went live in North America, but boy, the process to actually get it is such a pain. Unlike most other demos that are just released on their digital stores, or at worst, are restricted (or made available first) to loyalty costumers, Pokemon’s demo had the most obtuse ways imaginable to actually get it.
So this one is actually one of the easier ones, albeit it does require you to be interested in an entirely separate, $30 3DS game and then pre-purchase it digitally- but if you pick up Pokemon Art Academy on the eShop right now, you will get a code for the demo of OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, which you can also redeem at the eShop.
Personally, as someone who has played the demo, it’s nothing great, although I have no doubt the final game will be the bee’s knees. Oh, and as for Pokemon Art Academy? We’ll have our review for the game up soon. Stay tuned.