Nintendo has issued download codes to select 3DS users in the UK offering them the chance to try out the 'Welcome Version' of its quirky life sim Tomodachi Life.

Described by Nintendo as a "special demo", the Welcome Version lets players create up to three Mii characters and try out the game's barmy gameplay, which sees you looking after your creations by giving them food, clothing and decorating the interiors of their apartment.

Players who complete the Welcome Version will also receive a rare panda suit that can be carried over to the full version should you choose to upgrade.

Two codes for the Welcome Version are also included with each full copy of the game.

If you're signed up to receive the Nintendo Newsletter, take a look at your email inbox to see if you've received a code.

Source: Nintendo Email