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* "KITCHEN", "Beginning Hour", and "Lantern", for ''Videogame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard''

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* "KITCHEN", "Beginning Hour", and "Lantern", for ''Videogame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard''''Videogame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard''. None are referenced in the finished game, and "KITCHEN" is the only one that clearly ties into the canon story (accounting for one character's death which we know happened but otherwise don't see take place).

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* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' did this with its demo. You controlled Yew, Janne, and Nikolai on a mission as the Three Cavaliers, set before the game's beginning.


** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' had a downloadable demo where you played as the male lead (named "Sun" in the demo). It features him arriving in Alola with his mom, but it's depicted in a completely different from the actual game. In the demo Sun receives a Greninja with an exclusive ability called Battle Bond, allowing him to turn into Ash Forme after defeating an enemy Pokémon[[note]]It's actually implied that this is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash's own Greninja]], since the ability, the nearly-identic moveset and his birthdate being set on the date the episode where Ash got his Froakie first aired in Japan[[/note]], and then haves to complete an Island Trial exclusive to the demo, set in Ten Carat Hill and featuring a Totem Hakamo'o. Completing the demo also allows to transfer the Greninja in the final game, alongside a bunch of items you get doing multiple subquests after completing the demo's main plot.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' had a downloadable demo where you played as the male lead (named "Sun" in the demo). It features him arriving in Alola with his mom, but it's depicted in a completely different from the actual game. In the demo Sun receives a Greninja with an exclusive ability called Battle Bond, allowing him to turn into Ash Forme after defeating an enemy Pokémon[[note]]It's actually implied that this is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash's own Greninja]], since the ability, the nearly-identic moveset and his birthdate being set on the date the episode where Ash got his Froakie first aired in Japan[[/note]], and then haves has to complete an Island Trial exclusive to the demo, set in Ten Carat Hill and featuring a Totem Hakamo'o. Completing the demo also allows to transfer the Greninja in the final game, alongside a bunch of items you get doing multiple subquests after completing the demo's main plot.

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* An now-removed free iOS-only version of ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' contained levels that weren't in the full version. That was until 2015, when the ability to unlock (nearly all of) the first four chapters via watching ads was introduced, leaving those 24 levels as an [[TheArtifact artifact of an past time]].

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** Uniquely in the demo campaign is that it has branching path that lead to different mission and opposition depending on your action in a mission.

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* "KITCHEN", "Beginning Hour", and "Lantern", for ''Videogame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard''

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* The early access levels of ''Videogame/IonFury'' are a series of short, but still expansive, levels, which is different to the levels of the final release, although it's available as a bonus content in the final release.

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* ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'' has a demo which takes place shortly before the main game and serves to demonstrate the pairing mechanic and show some character moments.
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* The demo of ''VideoGame/WarCraft3'' was an extended version of the tutorial prologue of the actual game, featuring three extra levels. These levels were included as a bonus campaign in the Expansion pack.

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The demo of ''VideoGame/WarCraft3'' ''[=WarCraft=] 2'' featured two campaigns of three levels each which were not featured in the game proper.
** The demo of ''[=WarCraft=] 3''
was an extended version of the tutorial prologue of the actual game, featuring three extra levels. These levels were included as a bonus campaign in the Expansion pack.

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* In the demo for VideoGame/{{Lemmings}} 2: The Tribes, four exclusive levels are featured, one of which is similar to one of the same name in the full version, but with slight differences.

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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'' had the demo ''Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt'' that was included in Nintendo DS packages. It has several differences with the final game notably the fact that there actually were Metroids in the demo and had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2N1SXoVOp8 a secret cutscene]].


** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' had a downloadable demo where you played as the male lead (named "Sun" in the demo). It feature him arriving in Alola with his mom, but it's depicted in a completely different from the actual game. In the demo Sun receives a Greninja with an exclusive ability called Battle Bond, allowing him to turn into Ash Forme after defeating an enemy Pokémon[[note]]It's actually implied that this is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash's own Greninja]], since the ability, the nearly-identic moveset and his birthdate being set on the date the episode where Ash got his Froakie first aired in Japan[[/note]], and then haves to complete an Island Trial exclusive to the demo, set in Ten Carat Hill and featuring a Totem Hakamo'o. Completing the demo also allows to transfer the Greninja in the final game, alongside a bunch of items you get doing multiple subquests after completing the demo's main plot.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' had a downloadable demo where you played as the male lead (named "Sun" in the demo). It feature features him arriving in Alola with his mom, but it's depicted in a completely different from the actual game. In the demo Sun receives a Greninja with an exclusive ability called Battle Bond, allowing him to turn into Ash Forme after defeating an enemy Pokémon[[note]]It's actually implied that this is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash's own Greninja]], since the ability, the nearly-identic moveset and his birthdate being set on the date the episode where Ash got his Froakie first aired in Japan[[/note]], and then haves to complete an Island Trial exclusive to the demo, set in Ten Carat Hill and featuring a Totem Hakamo'o. Completing the demo also allows to transfer the Greninja in the final game, alongside a bunch of items you get doing multiple subquests after completing the demo's main plot.


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* [[VideoGame/SpaceQuest Space Quest 6]] had a demo with an entirely different story about the ship Roger had been transfered to being attacked by knockoffs of the Borg.

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* [[VideoGame/SpaceQuest ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuest Space Quest 6]] 6]]'' had a demo with an entirely different story about the ship Roger had been transfered to being attacked by knockoffs of the Borg.

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* ''VideoGame/TheAwesomeAdventuresOfCaptainSpirit'' serves as a free prologue to ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange2'', centered around Chris Eriksen, an imaginative 9-year old boy who lives alone with his father and dreams of being a superhero named “Captain Spirit”. The extent to which this demo impacts the story of ''Life Is Strange 2'' is unknown, though it has been confirmed that choices made in it as well as in [[VideoGame/LifeIsStrange the original game]] will affect the sequel in some way.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'' had a Japanese exclusive demo called ''What's Shenmue?'', released as a preorder bonus to make up for the game's release date being postponed (the demo was released the date the game was originally going to be released) and also made available as a freebie with Famitsu. The demo features Ryo searching for Mr. Yukawa and saving him from an assaulter. It's then revealed that the entire demo was [[AllJustADream a dream made by Mr. Yukawa]], which goes back to work on a marketing campaign for the Dreamcast.[[note]]Mr. Yukawa is based on Hidekazu Yukawa, Sega's senior managing director at the time[[/note]]

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