Since it launched in May last year, WiiWare has become the source for Wii owners around the world to try some of the most creative ideas from both top developers and independent studios.
From today and for a limited period* you will be able to try some of the best examples for free* thanks to the new Download demo service.
By connecting your Wii to the Internet you can access the Wii Shop Channel which is continually updated with exciting and refreshing games. Downloaded games can be saved to Wiiâ€™s internal memory or SD card and added to the consoleâ€™s Wii Menu or SD Card Menu allowing them to be easily accessed at any time.
Visit the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel to try demos of top titles in a variety of genres FREE of charge. The following demos are currently available for you to try:
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord (SQUARE ENIX): Try out six exciting levels!
The acclaimed developers of Square Enix require no introduction to videogame fans the world over, so it comes as no surprise that their WiiWare-exclusive games in the legendary FINAL FANTASY series quickly captivated a large audience. This strategy game puts you in the fashionable shoes of a Darklordâ€™s daughter as you protect the Dark Crystal at the top of your tower.
BIT.TRIP BEAT (Gaijin Games): Sample the first level of this title!
Gaijin Gamesâ€™ first WiiWare title is full to the brim with fresh gameplay ideas. The crazy mix of 80s aesthetics and modern game design quickly turned into a popular series of Wii Remote-fuelled retro rhythm action. Anyone up for a hardcore challenge or simply a slice of something daringly and deliciously different, would be wise indeed to try their hand at BIT.TRIP BEAT.
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits (Over The Top Games): Enjoy the full first level of the game!
Take a trip to ancient Greece where the simple basics of running and jumping through lovingly crafted environments are infused with the fresh gameplay possibilities offered only by the Wii Remote. First-time developer studio Over The Top Games has created an enchanting adventure that takes players on an unforgettable journey in search of a friend in need.
How do I download a demo?
Getting your hands on a WiiWare demo is as easy as downloading a WiiWare title.
- At the start of this service, all demos are directly available from the main entry point of the Wii Shop Channel, the recommendation page.
- Alternatively you simply need to visit the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel and select â€œSearch by Genreâ€.
- Next you choose the â€œDemoâ€ genre to get a list of all demos currently available. Every demo can be downloaded to your Wii console or to an SD Card free of charge, so feel free to try as many as you like!
- Just pick the title of your choice, select â€œDownloadâ€ and you will be playing before you know it!
Via Nintendo Press Office