The upcoming microgames collection WarioWare: Get It Together! has received an unexpected demo that is available for players to try out now on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
News of the demo’s addition to the store was announced on Nintendo of America’s Twitter account and this free trial version of WarioWare: Get It Together! will allow players to access a select range of quirky minigames and characters before the full game’s official release on September 10, 2021.
WAH! A free demo for #WarioWareGetItTogether is now available on the #NintendoSwitch #eShop! Download now and try out a selection of microgames before the game’s release on 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 across 200 fast-paced minigames. The game’s story mode can either be played solo or with a friend in two-player local co-op whilst an alternative Variety Pack party game 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 in-game currency.
This isn’t the first time this year that Nintendo has announced a demo on short notice. Earlier this year the studio quickly released a demo for Mario Golf: Super Rush following the game’s reveal at the February 2021 Nintendo Direct. Whilst in October 2020, the company released a surprise Cloud version of Control for the handheld. Although WarioWare: Get It Together was announced back in June, the addition of the game’s demo to the eShop similarly came with little warning.
The last WarioWare game to debut for Nintendo was WarioWare Gold which launched in 2018 for 3DS. We felt that the franchise’s previous installment did a good job in providing “short attention span shenanigans” for newcomers, but repeated too much of previous games to really impress long-term fans of the franchise. WarioWare veterans will likely be hoping that Get it Together brings some innovative and substantial new additions to the series.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.