Free Splatoon 2 Demo Coming Next Month, Here's When And For How Long

The "global testfire" event will be held in March.

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Nintendo has announced a free Splatoon 2 demo. The demo will be available as part of a "global testfire" event will be held next month, ahead of the game's release.

There will be six chances in all to play the Splatoon 2 demo--here is a rundown of the timing:

March 24:

  • 12-12:59pm PT
  • 8-8:59pm PT

March 25:

  • 4-4:59am PT
  • 12-12:59pm PT
  • 8-8:59pm PT

March 26:

  • 4-4:59am PT

Available in the Splatoon 2 demo are four main weapons, as well as "remixed" versions of the Splat Roller and Splat Charger.

Splatoon 2 launches for the Switch this summer. The game was announced at Nintendo's January event; it supports Joy-Con controllers, the Pro Controller, and is compatible with both TV and handheld modes.

The Switch itself comes out on March 3. For more, check out this list of all the launch titles and every game confirmed for the system here.

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