Nintendo plans to update its WiiWare downloadable game store to support demo versions of select titles, with the new try-before-you-buy system launching on November 22. The demos will be available for limited periods, and downloading them will not count against your Wii Points; initial titles to be included in the promotion are BIT.TRIP FATE, And Yet It Moves, ThruSpace and Jett Rocket.
Nintendo says it will update the demos on Mondays, though it’s not clear how long each will be available for; we’re guessing that’s down to the title publisher, at least in part.
Nintendo News: Demo Versions of WiiWare Games Start on Nov. 22
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo will offer demo versions of select video games for its WiiWare™ downloadable game service starting Nov. 22. Wii™ owners with a broadband Internet connection will be able to visit the Wii Shop Channel to access demo versions of WiiWare games without using up any Wii Points™. The demos will allow people to sample a wide selection of games to help them decide which ones best suit their tastes.
The initial lineup of demos available on Nov. 22 includes BIT.TRIP FATE, And Yet It Moves, ThruSpace™ and Jett Rocket. Additional demos will be added on Mondays and each will remain available on the Wii Shop Channel for a limited time.
WiiWare game demos are just the latest addition to the wide variety of information and entertainment options available to Wii owners. Wii owners can access various channels on the Wii Menu, including the Nintendo® Channel, which offers information about and videos of current and upcoming games for Nintendo systems. Likewise, Wii owners who are also Netflix members with a qualifying plan can instantly watch movies and TV shows streamed directly to their TVs once they have downloaded Netflix from the Wii Shop Channel.
For more information about WiiWare, visit http://wiiware.com.