The upcoming microgame collection WarioWare: Get It Together! has received an unexpected demo that players can try now on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
News about the demo’s addition to the store was announced on Nintendo of America’s Twitter account and this free trial of WarioWare: Get It Together! will give players access to a selection of quirky mini-games and characters before the entire game’s official release on September 10, 2021.
WAH! A free demo for #WarioWareGetItTogether is now available at #NintendoSwitch #eShop! Download now and try a selection of micro games before the game’s release 9/10! Https://t.co/I7Edx50qJd pic.twitter.com/g7aKOai1Fr
– Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 20, 2021
WarioWare: Get It Together’s full release will allow fans to control Wario and his crew as they navigate over 200 fast-paced mini-games. The game’s story mode can either be played solo or with a friend in two-player local collaboration, while an alternate Variety Pack festival mode supports up to four players on the same system. WarioWare: Get It Together will also feature an online game mode called the Wario Cup, where players can compete in rotating weekly challenges to earn trophies and currency in the game.
This is not the first time this year that Nintendo announces a demo at short notice. Earlier this year, the studio quickly released a demo for Mario Golf: Super Rush following the game’s unveiling on Nintendo Direct in February 2021. In October 2020, the company released a surprising Cloud version of Control for that handheld. Although WarioWare: Get It Together was announced back in June, the addition of the game’s demo to eShop came in the same way with little warning.
The last WarioWare game to debut for Nintendo was WarioWare Gold which was launched in 2018 for the 3DS. We felt that the franchise’s previous installment did a good job of offering “short attention span shenanigans” to newcomers, but repeated too much of previous games to really impress long-term fans of the series. WarioWare veterans are likely to hope that Get it Together provides some innovative and significant new additions to the series.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him further Twitter.