You know you live in Japan when a video game DEMO gets its own TV commercial. The original game on the Wii U was such a big hit in that country that it sold over 1.5 million copies, meaning almost 50% of Wii U owners bought Splatoon. Nintendo is hoping to repeat the success with the Switch and has been heavily advertising Splatoon 2 in the Japanese market via Switch ads throughout the country.
Next weekend is the Splatoon Global Testfire – essentially a limited time demo with two levels to try. It will stress test Nintendo’s online servers in preparation for the game’s full retail launch later this summer.
For more on Splatoon 2, be sure to check out our preview.