A Chunk of Resident Evil Revelations Will Be the 3DS’ First Playable Demo

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Nintendo announced a while back that they'd be rolling out playable demos to their stereoscopic handheld. So where are they? When are they coming?

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It all starts tomorrow with a downloadable slice of Resident Evil Revelations, according to Gamasutra. Following the sample of Capcom's survival action game—which is out in full next month—demos for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure will reportedly show up on the 3DS's eShop.

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You can see them in action in Japan, thanks to Brian Ashcraft, who notes that you'll only be able to play them a certain number of times. Nintendo's new to the whole demo business so it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out as they keep adding pre-release content to the eShop

Nintendo 3DS eShop game demos launch with Resident Evil Revelations [Gamasutra]

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It seems odd to limit how many times you can play a demo...I mean, why?

If I play the demo 20 times, I can still go no further than what the demo allows me to do, so it has no bad effect on the rest of the game.

I remember importing the RE4 demo on the GameCube, you only get to play the to the end of the first village encounter. I played that to death, mastering how to survive that encounter, so when the final game came along I was able to masterfully survive that first onslaught...and then the rest of the game began...

I'd like to do the same with this, but if I'm limited to a few playthroughs...can I delete and re-download?