Aug 22nd, 2014


This recent picture was snapped by a reader of GoNintendo and shows a GameStop with a Hyrule Warriors kiosk set up for customers to play. It’s obvious this was originally a Mario Kart 8 demo kiosk, as you can still see Mario Kart 8 labeled below the TV. Whether this is something only a single GameStop is doing, or several others will follow suit remains to be seen, but if you want to get your hands on Hyrule Warriors earlier than the September 26 release date, you might want to check the GameStops in your area.

This photo was taken at a Houston area GameStop, so it’s possible only stores in large metropolitan areas will have these kiosks.

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  • Fred

    I’m sure there’s not one in the small GameStop here in St. George Utah.

  • Jon Turner

    Ah, that’s great news. Very nice to see.

  • Jeremy Baker

    That’s cool and all but where are the tv commercials at? I bet Japan has them come on NOA get on the ball.

    • brian

      My thoughts exactly. I still haven’t seen a single TV commercial.

    • FoxMulder900

      Hopefully they will closer to launch, we still have a little over a month before it comes out in the west.

    • Dallas Gooch

      After Mario Kart 8 I hope they realize how valuable marketing is. I’d love to see a TV commercial for this game.

  • Sdudyoy

    They should also put a E-shop demo up, I have no Gamestop’s close enough to drive to and play a game, although I do hope this helps people decide to get a Wii U or not, but this game I’m not interested in enough to buy without trying first.

  • Jake

    I hope they do. It’s very smart. But why stop at GameStop. They should bring it to Best Buy and other stores. But they should have other games like Captain Toad, Bayonetta and Smash Bros. I think a big preview tour like they did for E3 2013, should happen.

  • jhell

    it would be nice to have a demo

    • mojack411

      Unfortunately I don’t think that’s gonna happen. When has Nintendo ever released a demo for one of their first-party Wii U games?

      • Alan Michael Hensley

        Mario kart 8 was in our stores about 2 weeks before the game came out

        • Merry_Blind

          And how is that relevant to mojack411’s comment? Him and jhell are talking about an eShop demo, not a store demo.

          • Alan Michael Hensley

            all they said was “demo” didn’t say e-shop or store, so, assumption was store demo, considering the fact the article is about a STORE DEMO. that’s how it is relevant

        • mojack411

          I thought jhell meant more along the lines of an e-shop demo.

      • jhell

        good point

  • Gootube Suck Ass

    Only 25% ???

    • iamserious

      What are you referring to when you say 25%?

    • Merry_Blind

      Wrong article buddy.

  • Ducked

    Is that a mcdonalds cup on top of the Wii U?

  • Gizmo

    They should at least put a Eshop demo. The last eshop demo they put up was Nano Assault. And I’m pretty tired of replaying the same demos all the time…

    • Stuart O’Quin

      Nano Assault Neo is a great game. Everyone should own it. It’s one of the prettiest titles on the Wii U.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Dat McDonalds cup. Free advertising, Nintendo?

  • Christian Schoff

    Too bad I don’t frequent Gamestop anymore.

  • bistricky

    Good idea ….. this may be the reason GameStop recently said the Wii U “can be a hit” ….. because GameStop and Nintendo of America have been signing more exclusive deals.

    My sources have also indicated that GameStop will be expanding their shelf space specifically for the amiibo (and that negotiations on an exclusive amiibo is being worked on).

    • J_Joestar

      Well among the big 3, Nintendo does seem to be the slowest in pushing the purely digital games environment, so it would make sense for them to want to push them.

  • Prizm

    Nintendo seems to keep on top of their demo units. I’ve seen about three demo updates in the last year, including demo discs for Mario 3D and MK8. I wonder which other new games will be on the new disc.

  • XxStoicmonkeyxX

    My Gamestop has one and i never knew. I will go play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sean Miller

    Is the game good thOugh

  • Arkamarky

    I stoped by an EB Games and there weren’t any Hyrule Warriors demo. Is it JUST Game Stop or EB Games to?