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Daemon X Machina getting a free demo for Nintendo Switch today

Play four missions of this mech-driven action game

mech suit battling an enemy in Daemon x machina First Studio/Marvelous
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Daemon X Machina, the colorful, mech-driven action game, is getting a free demo launching on the Nintendo Switch eShop Wednesday evening. Nintendo announced the demo, called “Prototype Mission,” during its Nintendo Direct today.

Daemon X Machina was announced at E3 last year with a thunderous, metal-filled trailer. The game is produced by Kenichiro Tsukuda, a veteran of the Armored Core series, which this title takes its cues from. Players pilot Arsenal mechs, which are fully customizable with items purchased or scrounged up from the game’s destructible cityscapes. While Tsukuda was light on the game’s story, we learned at E3 its antagonists are corrupted AI infecting robots, and the battles take place on a semi-ruined planet, dusty with clay after its moon crashed into its surface.

The demo will include four missions plus a boss battle, where Tsukuda said players will be able to try out the game’s movement and customization options. After the demo, some players will receive a survey to give feedback to the development team. Tsukuda said the game is due out later this summer.

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