Fractured Soul demo on 3DS eShop Dec. 6

We've talked up Endgame Studios' punishing 3DS eShop platformer Fractured Soul, but perhaps you need more hands-on evidence before jumping in. Endgame will provide it in the form of a downloadable demo, the developer told Joystiq today.

The demo will comprise the first four levels of the game, and will be downloadable in North America on December 6. The European and Australian releases of the game are still pending, but the demo will be available upon the game's release in those regions as well.

Learn a bit more about Fractured Soul in the videos above and after the break.

If you're already playing, you might be relieved to hear of an update coming soon. "We're also working on submitting an update for the game to make the infamous level 8 a little easier - by adding checkpoints," Endgame managing director Grant Davies said. "It's no secret that Fractured Soul is a damn hard platformer ... probably a little too hard. Hopefully this will smooth out the difficulty curve somewhat."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.