The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity demo is now available and there’s a really good reason to give it a try, even if you normally avoid game trials. This demo doesn’t just show people what the full game is like, it lets people pick up where they left off after it ends and continue playing as the same character, with the same save file, in the full version of the game. So you could consider it an early start.
It’s a helpful bonus since it isn’t just character data that goes into the full version of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. I mean, having stats transfer is nice, but also having all of the collected partner pokemon recruited to your character’s team and all of your items showing up in the full game is even better. All someone has to do is save at some time during the demo, then keep the demo on their 3DS until they purchase either the physical or digital version of the game. Once you start playing the full copy, you’ll have the option to load the demo’s save file.
I’ve been playing a little of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity demo and enjoying it so far. The gameplay is identical to previous entries in the series. The game begins with players being called upon to save the Pokemon world and deciding which character they’d like as their avatar. Pikachu, Tepig, Oshawott, Snivy or Axew are available. You then get to choose another one of the pokemon you didn’t pick as your avatar’s first partner. The partner pokemon immediately believes your story about being a human who was turned into a pokemon, is on its way to become an adventurer and the two end up journeying through mystery dungeons together and working to create a Pokemon Paradise.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is out March 24, 2013 and is slightly cheaper than the standard 3DS game at $34.99. If you want a rogue-like dungeon crawler starring most of your favorite pokemon, then grab the demo and see if it fits your playstyle.