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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes — How to download the demo

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Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Sothis Arval (Image credit: Koei Tecmo)

Koei Tecmo's next take on a Fire Emblem hack and slash is almost here and to get us all excited for it, a demo is available. Anyone who plays the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo will be able to experience the full intro, which is comprised of the first four chapters of a given path that you choose. Will you join Edelgard and her crew in the Scarlet Blaze path, Dimitri and his followers in the Azure Gleam path, or Claude and his friends in the Golden Wildfire path? Many options are available to you as you set out on your quest to fight for Fódlan.

How to download the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo

Downloading the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo is a synch. Since your progress transfers over to the full game, it's totally worth checking out this demo. Remember that the full game is on the larger side, so make sure you have enough room on your microSD card.

  1. Open the Nintendo eShop from the Switch's main menu.
  2. Go up to Browser/Search.Source: iMore

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Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Search Browser (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Type in Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes and then tap Accept.
  2. Select the game.Source: iMore

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  1. Choose Download Demo.
  2. Tap OK.Source: iMore

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Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Demo Ok (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Press the Home button on your controller to get back to the main menu.
  2. Wait for the demo to finish downloading.Source: Rebecca Spear / iMore and iMore

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Now you're all set to start playing the game once the download completes. The demo lasts for the length of the first four chapters of the game, which Koei Tecmo says is the intro.

Demo settings and options

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Four Chapters (Image credit: iMore)

You'll be able to choose several different settings and in-game options during the course of the demo.

  • Difficulty: Easy, Normal, or Hard
  • Game Mode: Casual or Classic (permadeath)
  • Play Style: Slow and Steady or Quick and Efficient — determines how often tutorials and pop-ups show up
  • Protagonist: Choose whether the main character (Shez) is a male or female and give them a name
  • Antagonist: Choose whether the antagonist (Byleth) is male or female and give them a name
  • Path: Determines which Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes characters you align yourself with

Fight for Fódlan

Get a head start on the action with the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo. Your progress carries over to the full game and you can start down your path of either the Scarlet Blaze, Azure Gleam, or Golden Wildfire path.

Rebecca Spear
Rebecca Spear

Rebecca Spear is the dedicated gaming editor for iMore who loves playing games on Switch and iOS. She is a Zelda nut through and through and can also talk for hours about her favorite Pokémon games. She’s written hundreds of guides and reviews over the last six years to the point that if you get stuck in a game somewhere, she can help you out. On any given day, you’ll find her following the latest tech, digitally drawing with her iPad Air and Apple Pencil, reading a good book, or - you guessed it - playing video games. Follow her on Twitter @rrspear (opens in new tab) to see her post about her corgi, foster kitties, art, and favorite video game characters.