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Splatoon Testfire Demo Returning

Nintendo is offering up a fresh serving of Splatoon for those who don’t own the game. The Splatoon Testifier Demo is making a return from August 25 to August 28 between the hours of 3 pm and 5 pm PT (5 pm to 7 pm CT / 6pm to 8 pm ET). This Wii U exclusive will let you go online and engage in some Turf Battle action against a team of other players. If you haven’t had the chance to try the game out, this is a perfect opportunity.



The  Splatoon Testfire Demo is back! What’s the “Testfire Demo,” you ask? Have you been living under a pool of colorful ink? From Aug. 25 to Aug. 28 between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. PT each day, anyone who owns a  Wii U console can download a free demo for the  Splatoon game in Nintendo eShop! This Summer Splatdown event (as all the cool squid kids are calling it) gives you the chance to play  Splatoon  and experience its outrageously messy multiplayer gameplay.

All you have to do is download the demo and launch the Splatoon Testfire demo during the designated hours to fight it out in Turf War battles. This fun multiplayer mode pits you and three other players against an opposing team of four to cover the most territory possible with colorful ink. It’s one of the core modes of  Splatoon and is the perfect introduction to what the game has to offer. During the Splatoon Testfire demo, players can try out four different weapons across two popular maps:


  • Splattershot Jr.
  • Splattershot
  • Splat Roller
  • Splat Charger
  • Saltspray Rig
  • Walleye Warehouse

You’ll need an internet connection to participate, so make sure you have everything set up before the Testfire begins!

To date, ink blasted from all modes and Splatfests in  Splatoon have covered 3 million virtual square miles, which is equal in size to Australia, or approximately the size of the contiguous United States!  Splatoon  has also sold over 4 million units worldwide since it launched last year.

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Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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