Earlier this year we reported that Nintendo was expected to bring Super Smash Bros. to the Nintendo 3DS this summer, but later it was revealed that the game had been delayed to October. Now the good news is that if you were looking forward to trying your hand at the 3DS version of the game to decide if you should get it or go for the Wii U version, which is pegged for a release in winter, Nintendo will be providing demos of the game at SDCC.
Nintendo has recently announced a new initiative at SDCC where attendees will be able to request for Super Smash Bros. demos simply by tweeting at Nintendo. As you can see in the instructions above, all the gamer would have to do is snap a photo of their location, tweet it with the appropriate hashtag, and if they’re lucky a Nintendo representative will make their way towards them with the game in hand for them to try.
It’s actually a pretty clever idea because instead of having a booth where attendees can stop by, by tweeting out their interest for the game, they are helping Nintendo generate some publicity and interest for the game at the same time. Based on what we can see so far, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. is shaping up to be a pretty good game with a lot of familiar (and unfamiliar) faces making their appearance.
We’ve seen Nintendo have quite a bit of success with their other first-party titles like Mario Kart 8, so it will be interesting to see if Super Smash Bros. will have the same effect on both the 3DS and Wii U platforms.