Monster Hunter tri demo now being shipped
Just in time for Spring Break the demo disc for Monster Hunter tri has finally started shipping. I just got mine today!
Just for fun and because I have nothing better to do at the moment let’s chronicle what’s happened so far with the demo.
On February 24th at Nintendo’s annual Media Summit, Capcom announced that they would be releasing a free, Gamestop-exclusive demo for Monster Hunter tri starting March 8th (as well as free online for the full release). If you didn’t want to drop by Gamestop you could get a copy shipped to you (for free) if you were a Capcom Unity member.
At around early May Capcom announced that they had run out of Monster Hunter tri copies they could send by mail. Those that jumped in early and didn’t want to deal with Gamestop were “lucky” compared to those that decided to procrastinate.
So people waited until March 8th while some got early copies. When the day finally came people were either going to Gamestop or anticipating the arrival of a package from the mail. Obviously because this is life things complicated.
It seems there was some miscommunication between Capcom and Gamestop. Some Gamestops were requiring a pre-order of the actual game in order to pick up the demo. This wasn’t a country-wide dilemma. So I guess it was smart to have done this directly through the developer/publisher, Capcom, and get it by mail…
On March 16th, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd was announced. Copies are still available at Gamestop. No known packages have been received in the mail.
That was a bad assumption. Being that this was being done through snail mail it was somewhat understandable for the demo to not be at your home (or wherever you sent the copy to) immediately on March 8th. A few days, maybe a week, okay. But nope it never came.
Finally, on March 31st, basically a month from when it should have been received I got it! But by now I’ve already picked up a copy (two actually) from Gamestop and played a bunch.
Since I have nothing better to do here are some unpackaging pics (thanks to to my handy-dandy DSi!). Oh and as an awesome backdrop, a Pokemon folder I had as a kid that I found today. The last pic is just an unnecessary size comparison with an SNES controller.
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