Nintendo eShop: list of Nintendo Switch demos available for download

Nintendo eShop Nintendo Switch

Looking for a new game to play on your Nintendo Switch, but not really the kind of person to pay without trying first? You’ve come to the right place! On this page, we’re going to list absolutely all the demos available on the Nintendo eShop of the Nintendo Switch.

Why just the Nintendo Switch? Well, because it’s fully region-free, which means that you can easily try out demos for games that are not going to have an official release outside certain countries (mainly Japan), or those that have a staggered release. This is basically a sister page to our list of games with English (+ other languages) options on the Japanese Nintendo eShop!

Here’s how you can create a Nintendo Account to download demos from another region:

  • go to the Nintendo Account website, and create yourself a Nintendo Account
  • during the creation process, make sure to select the country of the region you want to access the Nintendo eShop of (for example: Japan for the Japanese Nintendo eShop)
  • on your Nintendo Switch, create a new user
  • link your new Nintendo Account to that new user
  • launch the Nintendo eShop, and choose that new user

Latest Nintendo Switch demos

List of Nintendo Switch demos

  • ARMS: Global Testpunch (Nintendo) [Europe, North America, Japan (click here for more details)
  • Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates) [Japan, Europe, North America] (requires 95.5MB of free space)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS America) [North America, Europe on May 19th] (requires 1 400MB of free space)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square-Enix) [Japan] (requires 1GB of free space, only available in Japanese)
  • Lost Sphear (Square-Enix) [Japan]
  • Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft) [Europe / North America] (requires 901MB of free space)
  • Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft) [Europe / North America] (requires 444MB of free space)
  • Minne de Waiwai! Spelunker / Spelunker Party! (Square-Enix) [Japan] (requires 371MB of free space, only available in Japanese for now but coming to Europe and North America on October 7th)
  • Monster Hunter XX (Capcom) [Japan] (requires 1.8GB of free space, only available in Japanese) (click here for more details) [web eshop page]
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (FDG Entertainment) [Europe, North America, Japan]
  • Plantera DX (Ratalaika Games) (requires 62.9MB of free space) [web eShop page] (only available in Japan, but English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese language options available)
  • Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo) [Europe, North America, Japan] (click here for more details) (requires 765MB of free space)
  • Project Octopath Traveleler (Square-Enix) [Europe, North America, Japan] (requires ???MB of free space) 
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (SEGA) [Japan, Europe, North America] (requires 693MB of free space)
  • Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (Ubisoft) [Europe, North America]
  • Snipperclips: Cut it out, together! (Nintendo) [Europe / North America / Japan] (requires 266MB of free space)
  • Splatoon 2 Global Testfire (Nintendo) [Europe / North America / Japan] (requires 408MB of free space)
  • Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere (Nintendo) [requires 1.4GB of free space] [English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Dutch (Europe) / Japanese (Japan) / English, Spanish, French (North America)] (click here for more details)
  • VOEZ (Flyhigh Works) [Europe, North America, Japan] (click here for more details) (requires 141MB)

See anything missing? Make sure to drop us a line!



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