WiiWare demo service launches on Friday

Wii owners will be able to download demos of key WiiWare titles through a new service that launches this week.

Nintendo announced that the first demos would be made available this Friday, and new ones will be added on a regular basis.

However, the demos will only be available for a limited time, with the line-up being constantly refreshed – similar to the DS demo service currently operating through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

The first games to be downloadable will be Furry Legends, Jett Rocket, ThruSpace and Zombie: Panic in Wonderland. Going forward, a list of the titles will be available on the official WiiWare website.

Nintendo has often come under fire for not offering demo versions of its WiiWare titles, prompting a trial that concluded earlier this year. While this announcement may not appease fans of rival systems Xbox Live and PSN – which permanently host any demos uploaded to their servers – it is a step in the right direction.

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