Cake or Ice Cream? Time to choose a side with the Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere demo event!



It’s time to make a choice. A tough choice indeed: do you like Cake or Ice Cream better?

Both are delicious but only one dessert can claim the sweetest victory in the upcoming Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere, which takes place this Saturday July 15th from 17:00 BST until 21:00 BST.


Announced in the Splatoon 2 Direct last week, the free demo* allows you to not only get a feel for the game ahead of launch, but also take part in a Splatfest! These timed events split players into two sides and has them battling each other in 4-on-4 matches, with each win contributing to the overall score of your chosen side.

Want to be involved in the most heated battle of the summer? You can! All you need is a Nintendo Switch, an internet connection, a Nintendo Account and the free demo, which can be downloaded from Nintendo eShop. You can even download it directly to your system from the Splatoon 2 gamepage**.

If you missed out on the Global Testfire back in March or you’re completely new to Splatoon, you can check out the control layouts below! You can play with the Joy-Con or Pro Controller (sold separately), either on the TV, in handheld mode or tabletop mode!


Need a Nintendo Account? No problem. Just head to the Create a Nintendo Account page and follow the instructions. Once you have that set up, you can download the software from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch or via the Splatoon 2 gamepage**.

Splatoon 2 launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on July 21st so this is a great opportunity to have a bash at the game, all while defending the honour of your dessert of choice!

Discover more about the upcoming release at the official Splatoon 2 website and check out the Splatoon Facebook page where we’ll be publishing more updates.

Have fun, Inklings, and stay fresh!

*Broadband internet connection required. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required.

**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.