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Nintendo just popped a Miitopia demo up onto Switch’s eShop

Ahead of next month’s launch.

If you’ve been eyeing up Miitopia for Switch – Nintendo’s spruce-up of its 2016 Mii-themed 3DS RPG – you can now explore its curious innards courtesy of a newly released demo on the eShop.

The original Miitopia was a strange old thing, serving up a slice of irreverent Mii-themed action playing out something like a mash-up of the 3DS’ StreetPass Quest, Tomodachi Life, and a traditional JRPG – albeit one with a significant splash of silliness.

Parties could be populated by any of the Miis you happened to have lying around on your system – slotted into character classes ranging from familiar (warrior, cleric) to considerably less so (pop star) – and sent off on a quest to thwart Dark Lord’s evil plan to steal everyone’s faces.

Miitopia – Switch Trailer.

The Switch version follows pretty much the same formula, albeit with some presentational improvements, but whether it can muster the same kind of daffy appeal as the original – given that Miis and Mii sharing are far less ubiquitous on Switch – remains to be seen.

If you’d like to come to your own conclusions, the Miitopia demo is available now on Switch’s eShop and offers the chance to create a party of Miis and have a bit of a galavant around the game’s first area. There is also a horse.

Any progress made in the demo can be carried over to the full game, which will cost £39.99 when it comes to Switch on 21st May.

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