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Just received an email from bestbuy that my preorder for Age of Calamity release date has changed to today, then they sent me a code and I'm currently downloading it to my switch. anyone else have this happen? 



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Demo?



umegames said:

Just received an email from bestbuy that my preorder for Age of Calamity release date has changed to today, then they sent me a code and I'm currently downloading it to my switch. anyone else have this happen? 

I'm 99% sure that once you download it, you won't be able to play it. 

My guess is that Best Buy is considering the release date to be the date when you can preload the game... which maybe is today. But, you won't be able to actually open the software till Nintendo does the ok. 


Out of curiosity, why would you preorder a digital copy from Best Buy? I worked there for a while, and I'm not sure I ever sold a digital game code, except occasionally as like a gift.



JWeinCom said:
umegames said:

Just received an email from bestbuy that my preorder for Age of Calamity release date has changed to today, then they sent me a code and I'm currently downloading it to my switch. anyone else have this happen? 

I'm 99% sure that once you download it, you won't be able to play it. 

My guess is that Best Buy is considering the release date to be the date when you can preload the game... which maybe is today. But, you won't be able to actually open the software till Nintendo does the ok. 


Out of curiosity, why would you preorder a digital copy from Best Buy? I worked there for a while, and I'm not sure I ever sold a digital game code, except occasionally as like a gift.

They actually do sell cards with digital codes on them, a system similar to the Eshop Cards. Saw them at my last visit in September.



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Mar1217 said:
JWeinCom said:

I'm 99% sure that once you download it, you won't be able to play it. 

My guess is that Best Buy is considering the release date to be the date when you can preload the game... which maybe is today. But, you won't be able to actually open the software till Nintendo does the ok. 


Out of curiosity, why would you preorder a digital copy from Best Buy? I worked there for a while, and I'm not sure I ever sold a digital game code, except occasionally as like a gift.

They actually do sell cards with digital codes on them, a system similar to the Eshop Cards. Saw them at my last visit in September.

Oh, I know they do. They did when I was there. Just curious why people would do that rather than buying it on their switch. I guess it doesn't need a credit card, but beyond that I don't get it. 



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There was a demo released yesterday, so that's something I guess.



mZuzek said:
There was a demo released yesterday, so that's something I guess.

But if you fall into their trap, your next few weeks will look like agony trying to countdown the remaining days :P 



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JWeinCom said:
umegames said:

Just received an email from bestbuy that my preorder for Age of Calamity release date has changed to today, then they sent me a code and I'm currently downloading it to my switch. anyone else have this happen? 

I'm 99% sure that once you download it, you won't be able to play it. 

My guess is that Best Buy is considering the release date to be the date when you can preload the game... which maybe is today. But, you won't be able to actually open the software till Nintendo does the ok. 


Out of curiosity, why would you preorder a digital copy from Best Buy? I worked there for a while, and I'm not sure I ever sold a digital game code, except occasionally as like a gift.

I did it this way because they now allow you to use your Best Buy points toward digital codes + you still get points for making the purchase. My way of sorta double dipping In cash back: Nintendo Gold Coins + Best Buy points without spending any real cash.



umegames said:
JWeinCom said:

I'm 99% sure that once you download it, you won't be able to play it. 

My guess is that Best Buy is considering the release date to be the date when you can preload the game... which maybe is today. But, you won't be able to actually open the software till Nintendo does the ok. 


Out of curiosity, why would you preorder a digital copy from Best Buy? I worked there for a while, and I'm not sure I ever sold a digital game code, except occasionally as like a gift.

I did it this way because they now allow you to use your Best Buy points toward digital codes + you still get points for making the purchase. My way of sorta double dipping In cash back: Nintendo Gold Coins + Best Buy points without spending any real cash.

Ok, that makes sense.



Mar1217 said:
mZuzek said:
There was a demo released yesterday, so that's something I guess.

But if you fall into their trap, your next few weeks will look like agony trying to countdown the remaining days :P 

Don't worry, I've already downloaded it, played it for a bit, and didn't fall into that trap.

The game looks quite good, maybe not for me, but I'm willing to give it another shot. I was really disappointed by the performance, though. Maybe I'm just too used to 60fps games by now, but it was seriously jarring, hopefully they improve upon it a lot - if not by the initial release, at least with some patches down the line.