Prepare for summer with the free Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo event, starting March 24th
Traditional 4-on-4 turf battles return in Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch, along with new stages, new fashions and new weapons! More info
Splatoon 2 comes to Nintendo Switch this summer and the Squid Research Lab is hard at work researching everything that’s new. So far we know there will be new maps, new weapons, new gear – and even a fresh spectator mode, which is definitely going to improve the current research process for the team (and reduce the dry-cleaning bills).
Anyway! On to the important topic of the day: there’s going to be a free Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo event starting on March 24th at 19:00 GMT! There will be six sessions over the weekend, each an hour long (well, 59 minutes, really) so you can enjoy a maximum of 6 hours of 4-on-4 online Turf War action in Splatoon 2 (well, 5 hours and 54 minutes, really). All you need is Nintendo Switch and a broadband internet connection to take part. Simply head to Nintendo eShop and download* the free demo – or head to the Splatoon 2 gamepage, log in using your Nintendo Account, then click “Download Demo”**.
Here’s the full timetable:
Friday 24th March
- 19:00 - 19:59 GMT
Saturday 25th March
- 03:00 - 03:59 GMT
- 11:00 - 11:59 GMT
- 19:00 - 19:59 GMT
Sunday 26th March
- 04:00 - 04:59 BST
- 12:00 - 12:59 BST
Don’t forget to change the clocks on the Sunday morning. Summer time is coming!
**To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.