NoE: ‘Prepare for the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire – download the software now!’

This Friday, once and for all, we will know who’s a squid, and who’s a kid. In other words, who owned a Wii U, and who did not. 




Prepare for the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire – download the software now!

Ready to take part in the free Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo event?


Version française ici : Préparez-vous pour le Splatoon 2 Global Testfire en téléchargeant le logiciel dès maintenant ! 😉



It’s almost time. The free Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo event kicks off Friday 24th March on Nintendo Switch, and you can prepare yourselves right now by downloading* the necessary software from Nintendo eShop. You can even download it directly to your system from the Splatoon 2 gamepage**.


Alright, we understand you may have some questions. Not to worry, we’re here to provide the answers you crave.


What do I need to take part in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo event?

First things first, you’ll need a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new home gaming console that allows you to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the train. You’ll also need a wireless (or wired if that’s what you’re into) internet connection and a Nintendo Account.


What is a Nintendo Account?

It’s an account you have with Nintendo. You need it to download and play the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire.


How do I create a Nintendo Account?

Oh it’s easy. You can create one from scratch using an email address, or you can use Facebook, Twitter or Google. You just go to the Create a Nintendo Account page and follow the instructions.


When can I take part in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo event?

Here’s the full timetable. Watch out for the sneaky clocks changing on the Sunday morning.



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


Which maps will be playable?!

You’ll be able to take part in 4-on-4 Turf War action in Musselforge Fitness and The Reef during the Global Testfire and you’ll be able to try out four different main weapons, including the incredible Splat Dualies, as well as remixed versions of the trusty Splattershot, Splat Roller and Splat Charger. Ah Splat Roller, where would we be without you?


What’s the best way to play the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo event?

It’s entirely up to you! You can play it in TV mode of course, but you can splat in tabletop or handheld mode if someone decides it’s time to hog the TV.


When is Splatoon 2 arriving on Nintendo Switch?

This summer!



Check out the Splatoon 2 gamepage for more information about the game and be sure to check in on the Splatoon Facebook page, where the Squid Research Lab publishes its findings.

See you during the Global Testfire, Inklings! Stay fresh and all that.


— Nintendo UK News
Source: Nintendo UK.



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