But how is Shulk?
Only characters you can play as are Mario, Link, Pikachu, Megaman, and Villager, unfortunately. I did play with each and every one of them extensively with a group of friends just now though.
I didn't really notice too much of a gameplay change, to be honest. Link feels much better and not near as slow, and Pikachu's final smash is a good deal easier to aim this time around. Playing as Megaman was kind of tough at first, seems like the guy has a steep learning curve, but I got the hang of it eventually. Villager has awesomely quirky moves.
I don't know if this is for sure, but is it confirmed that the general release demo will only have 30 turn-ons? Apparently the code you get from being platinum doesn't have a limit, at least that's what my friend told me.