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  • Free Splatoon demo for Wii U available on Saturday 23rd May!


    15th May 2015 – The free Splatoon Global Testfire demo event is back for an encore! Whether you missed the first round or simply want to whet your tentacles again, join your fellow Inklings around the world on Saturday 23rd May at 23:00 (UK time) as you head online for some ink-spraying, turf-claiming action, ahead of the launch of Splatoon on 29th May.

    If this is the first time you are participating in the Global Testfire event then you will need to head over to the Nintendo eShop for Wii U from 15:00 (UK time) today and download* the free demo. This demo will then go live for one hour on Saturday 23rd May at 23:00 (UK time) allowing you to enjoy 4-on-4 online Turf War battles against others around the world, using the same weapons as the previous Global Testfire event.

    All players who have downloaded the demo during the first round or this final round can also claim a 10% discount off the price of Splatoon on Nintendo eShop**, with the offer starting on 29th May and lasting until 4th June.

    Splatoon is a wild new game from Nintendo that combines the creative and family-friendly fun Nintendo is known for with ink-spraying, turf-claiming action. Just like Mario Kart changed the way family and friends play racing games together, Splatoon welcomes players of all ages and skill levels to the world of the action shooter.

    In the game, players take on the role of the Inklings, customisable characters that can transform into squids at the touch of a button. After splatting opponents and covering a level with colourful ink, players can transform into squids and swim quickly through their own ink or use it to take cover and hide from enemies.

    For more information on Splatoon, please visit the Splatoon website and stay tuned to the official Splatoon Facebook page for ongoing updates.

    *Online play requires one copy of the software per console. Broadband internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required.

    **Offer price: £31.49, regular price: £34.99. Splatoon Global Testfire must have been downloaded from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U before the purchase of Splatoon.

    For further details:

    Splatoon on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/splatoon

    Nintendo UK on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/nintendouk

    Wii U (UK) on Facebook https://facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk

    Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DSUK

    Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

    Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope

    Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk