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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo | Code Share | Bring on the Trumpets!

JoeM86

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I figure we need this. Apologies if someone else was going to do this



Title - Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version
Platform(s) - 3DS Family
Genre - RPG
Publisher - Nintendo
Developer - Game Freak
Release Date - October 15 2014



The Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire demo is a small demo that takes place in Mossdeep City and a nearby cave, perhaps Shoal Cave. This demo features a variety of battles and wild encounters and culminates in the accessing of a Mega Evolution which, as of September 2014, was said to never have been seen before (It is unknown if it was then shown in this month's CoroCoro).

The items you find in the demo, including the Mega Evolution, will be able to be transferred to the main Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire using the Pokémon Link feature.



Unlike most demos, this demo is distributed via special codes that can be redeemed on the Nintendo eShop. As such, many may not be able to receive it, so if you get multiple, why not share!

Japan
CoroCoro November 2014 Issue - From October 15th 2014
Chao Magazine December 2014 Issue - From November 1st 2014

United Kingdom
Amazon, Smyth Toys Superstores, ShopTo and the Nintendo UK Official Store - Sent through e-mail - From October 15th 2014
GAME - Nintendo Zone - From October 15th 2014
MCM Expo - October 24th to October 26th 2014
Wikia, Bin Weevils and Nintendo Life - November 2014

United States
Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter - October 21st 2014
Pokémon Art Academy eShop Download - From October 24th 2014
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge eShop Download - From November 6th 2014
Pokémon Trading Card Game eShop Download - From November 13th 2014
Nintendo Network ID e-Mail - From October 31st 2014
Selected Cinemas - November 7th to November 13th 2014
Selected Retailers - "Holiday" 2014
Nintendo Holiday Mall Tour - November 24th - December 21st 2014

Canada
Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter - October 21st 2014
Pokémon Art Academy eShop Download - From October 24th 2014
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge eShop Download - From November 6th 2014
Pokémon Trading Card Game eShop Download - From November 13th 2014
Nintendo Network ID e-Mail - From October 31st 2014

The Netherlands
First Look & Autumn Tours - October 11th/12th 2014 (Not redeemable until October 15th)
November 2014
GameMania Stores - From October 15th 2014

Italy
Topolino and Il Giornalino Magazine - October 2014 (Not redeemable until October 15th)
Focus Junior - Early November 2014
Nintendolandia Tour - October 18th 2014
Milan Games Week - October 24th to October 26th 2014
Fieramilanocity & at Nintendo stand in G come Giocare - November 21st to 23rd 2014

Belgium
GameMania - From October 15th 2014
F.A.C.T.S. Festival - October 18th/19th 2014
Nintendo On Tour Mall Tour - November 2014

Portugal
IBERANIME OPO 2014 Festival - October 11th/12th 2014 (Not redeemable until October 15th)
Lisboa Games Week & Comic Con Portugal - November 6th-9th 2014
FNAC, Media Markt and El Corte Inglés - From October 15th 2014

Switzerland
Swiss Toy Fair - October 1st - 5th 2014 (Not redeemable until October 15th)

France
Paris Games Week - October 29th - November 2nd 2014

Spain
GAME (Nintendo Zone) - From October 15th 2014
Official Nintendo Magazine - From October 13th (Not redeemable until October 15th)
Manga Fair - Barcelona - October 30th - November 2nd 2014

Germany
McDonalds Nintendo Zone - From October 15th 2014

Australia
Club Nintendo - From October 15th 2014
Retailers - From November 3rd 2014

Russia
IgroMir 2014 - October 1st - October 5th 2014

Sweden
Official Nintendo Website (Codes ran out on October 7th 2014) - From October 16th 2014

Denmark
Official Nintendo Website (Codes ran out on October 7th 2014) - From October 16th 2014

Norway
Official Nintendo Website (Codes ran out on October 7th 2014) - From October 16th 2014

Finland
Official Nintendo Website (Codes ran out on October 7th 2014) - From October 16th 2014

South Africa
rAge Expo - October 10th - 12th 2014 (Not redeemable until October 15th)
BT Games, Toy Zone, Toys R Us, or AWX - From October 15th 2014

Austria
Game City Vienna 2014 Event - October 10th-12th 2014 (Not redeemable until October 15th)

South Korea
eMart, HomePlus & LotteMart Stores - From October 18th 2014

Various sites and StreetPass groups around the world are also said to give codes.

From Serebii. More to come.

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L~A

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I hope it will be available for everyone at some point...

Yeah, I agree. Don't really see the point of doing it like that... at least the Smash and Tomodachi Life demos were later available for everyone. Think it's due to the Mega-Evolution you can then transfer to the full game.

Anyway, thanks for making the thread!

Now, I don't think we know whether the codes are region-locked, do we?
 

Son Of D

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Amazon, Smyth Toys Superstores, ShopTo and the Nintendo UK Official Store - Sent through e-mail - From October 15th 2014
GAME - Nintendo Zone - From October 15th 2014
Wikia, Bin Weevils and Nintendo Life - November 2014

Finland
Official Nintendo Website (Codes ran out on October 7th 2014) - From October 16th 2014

Question about these two.

1 - So if I go to a GAME store from the 15th I'll be able to get a demo code?

2 - By "Codes ran out on October 7th" does that mean they're not sending codes for Finland anymore?
 

Hedge

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Agreed. I mean while it may generate a sense of accomplishment if you get a code and make it more special, chances are that the ones who get codes would be buying the game anyway.
The ones you want - I guess - are the ones who are still not sure if it's worth it.
 

L~A

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Are they ever not region locked?

In some rares cases, yeah. For exemple, when Multi-5 isn't included (like Layton 5 and 6), using a French code on the UK eShop won't work, since the code is only for the French version.

But it's quite rare, and it's only for games where all languages aren't included.
 
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This obsession Nintendo has with making us do inane things to try out a demo version of a game is infuriating. Just put it up on the eShop you indolent dinosaurs.
 

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Question about these two.

1 - So if I go to a GAME store from the 15th I'll be able to get a demo code?

2 - By "Codes ran out on October 7th" does that mean they're not sending codes for Finland anymore?

You should just have to bring your 3DS to Game and connect to there wifi.
 

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Was scared it would be hard to get here in Sweden (Pokémon stuff often are for us who do not live anywhere near a GameStop, they keep hogging all the events) but just asking for a code from Bergsala was the optimal way they could have done it here, so happy! Should get a code on the 16th. Hype! :D

But I'm pretty angry at the whole limited thing too. Bad thing to do :/
 

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In the UK, does anyone know what's going on with the codes that are being emailed out? Are they just randomly selecting people, or are they sending them to people who have pre-ordered the game(s) or something?
 

XenodudeX

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Why not put it up on the fucking eshop so everyone can experience the demo. This is dumb as hell.
 

Hedge

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Was scared it would be hard to get here in Sweden (Pokémon stuff often are for us who do not live anywhere near a GameStop, they keep hogging all the events) but just asking for a code from Bergsala was the optimal way they could have done it here, so happy! Should get a code on the 16th. Hype! :D

But I'm pretty angry at the whole limited thing too. Bad thing to do :/

Wait you just send an e-mail to Bergsala for a code? I thought it would be released on the official homepage. I was hoping to get a code for my little sister. D:

Edit: I see the campaign has come and gone for my country. :(
 

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I know its annoying! keeping my eyes peeled.

To be fair you guys are getting the full game a week before us European.

In the UK, does anyone know what's going on with the codes that are being emailed out? Are they just randomly selecting people, or are they sending them to people who have pre-ordered the game(s) or something?

I think that they are sending them out to anyone who have pre-ordered the games.
 

Spyware

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Wait you just send an e-mail to Bergsala for a code? I thought it would be released on the official homepage. I was hoping to get a code for my little sister. D:

Aww! The site said
För att få tag på denna unika demoversion måste du registrera ditt intresse på vår kampanjsida och sen vänta tills att nedladdningskoderna skickas ut.
:(

...and going there to check I just found out about two GameStop events with Gengar and Diancie that I will miss out on. Step up your game GAME! Hog some events!
 

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This obsession Nintendo has with making us do inane things to try out a demo version of a game is infuriating. Just put it up on the eShop you indolent dinosaurs.

Couldn't agree more. I figured they wanted more people to try out the game so they would eventually buy it. Why make them jump through hoops for a demo? Doesn't really make sense to me.
 

Hedge

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Aww! The site said

:(

...and going there to check I just found out about two GameStop events with Gengar and Diancie that I will miss out on. Step up your game GAME! Hog some events!

Yeah, the site reads:
Det är tyvärr inte längre möjligt att registrera sig på grund av att det maximala antalet registreringar har uppnåtts.
..now, so I guess that's it for a chance for her to get to try it out. Too bad. My own fault for not paying attention. :p

I guess I should be paying more attention to Danish Nintendo news. ;)
 

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So I suppose if you live in Scandinavia you're out of luck?
Stop it with these extremely dumb demo distribution methods, Nintendo.
 

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They really don't want to tell US members how to get theirs don't they? It's ok Nintendo I can stop playing smash for a bit to try out the demo.
 

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Here's hoping everyone gets a chance to play it. I can't imagine they are putting such effort into an elaborate way to distribute codes when they could just toss it up on the eShop for everyone to play.
 

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Wait, we had to sign up for the demo somewhere?

Wtf. Between that and a limited number of trials for demos from Nintendo, I feel like N really doesn't understand the point of demos.
 

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NoA plz stop hating us.
Also this codes for demos system is obnoxious to begin with.

I mean seriously looking at some of those things up there the only way to to get in some places was to attend one specific fair or sign up for it a week ago.
 
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Wait, we had to sign up for the demo somewhere?

Wtf. Between that and a limited number of trials for demos from Nintendo, I feel like N really doesn't understand the point of demos.

Every other company in the world: "Demos are a really good opportunity to show fans of the series how a new entry plays, and to attract new customers"

Nintendo: "LOL you'll buy it anyway, maybe we'll let you play for half an hour if you tell us how much you love us"
 

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Smyths have only started doing selling games online up until a few months ago and it was only limited until recently so I wonder who gets priority there. I get a lot of stuff from Amazon so I hope that I get one from there.

Do you get multiple codes similar to the Smash demo or is it just one?
 

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NoA plz stop hating us.
Also this codes for demos system is obnoxious to begin with.

I mean seriously looking at some of those things up there the only way to to get in some places was to attend one specific fair or sign up for it a week ago.

It's ridiculous. It's about on par with Square Enix's hilarious paid prologue demos.
 

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Yesh, I don't get this one. How can you run out of codes that aren't printed? Just generate some more.

On the swedish site they made a point of repeating "limited" from the beginning and that the thing would be open until the codes were all gone. So I guess they just had a finite amount of codes they were allowed to give out to keep it "limited" and "special". ;/
 
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This is the first and only case of Nintendo making weird hoops you have to jump through to get a demo. Why are people acting like it's the norm? We literally just got Bayonetta 2 a few days ago on the eShop with nothing strange to the process
 

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Got a feeling NoA will send codes for Club Nintendo Platinum owners who registered either X or Y.
 

JoeM86

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This is the first and only case of Nintendo making weird hoops you have to jump through to get a demo. Why are people acting like it's the norm? We literally just got Bayonetta 2 a few days ago on the eShop with nothing strange to the process

Well Smash started with giving codes to select people who could then share it, before going up on the eShop for everyone.

Tomodachi Life did something similar

Shouldn't we just be able to spoof these Nintendo Zone distributions? I doubt I'll be able to grab a code otherwise. :S

I have heard that spoofing hasn't been working well since the system update.
 
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Well Smash started with giving codes to select people who could then share it, before going up on the eShop for everyone.

Tomodachi Life did something similar

Yeah, but the Smash codes were an early release for select Nintendo customers. It wasn't how the demo was given to everyone (which was just the normal way) and they explicitly said, it was special people getting to play the demo early
 

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I can understand the distribution through magazines like CoroCoro for Japan, but come on, these limited code distributions everywhere else are just stupid.
 

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I have heard that spoofing hasn't been working well since the system update.

Oh. Well that's disappointing. :s

I can't say I've ever tried to connect to the actual Nintendo Zone through spoofing though, I've only done it to grab Animal Crossing items in-game. I wonder if it would have even worked in the first place.
 

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This is the first and only case of Nintendo making weird hoops you have to jump through to get a demo. Why are people acting like it's the norm? We literally just got Bayonetta 2 a few days ago on the eShop with nothing strange to the process

Uh, Smash 3DS. Between that and the weird policy of limited trials for existing demos, it's a bad series of precedents I think. Demos should entice people in, not create barriers to play. It's absurd.

I agree that it isn't a widespread problem yet; just worrying that it's the second time and might continue.

I say this as a Platinum CN member who got invited to the Smash 3DS demo right away. I still think it's shitty.