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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Why has Gamespot begun to publish political stories but disable the comments because the comments readers leave do not support their agenda ????

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A test fire is not a demo.

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I will only be able to play two of those time slots.

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@DigitalNoodle: Yeah... this is the same nonsense they did with the original Splatoon. I was at work during the whole thing.

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@rickjamesia:

Honestly, it is pretty unlikely that you will be at work during all of the times listed above. I work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, but I will still be able to play on at least one of the times above (I'll actually be able to play 4 of the 6 time slots).

Not that it is ideal. It would be preferable if it was all day all weekend.

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@doctor_mg: Not anymore, but if it was last year I would have been at work or asleep during all those slots. Overnight job.

I'm not really annoyed at it, it was just sort of unfortunate it couldn't just run for a couple of whole days or something. I've played games that literally had important things happen in the actual game only while I was at work, so it's not really that bad by comparison.

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I'll be all over this!!

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@dr_vancouver: Thats what she said.

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@gamingdevil800: That's what he - she said!!

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Fire test!

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Not a big time window to play, luckily the Switch's portable so I can keep it nearby me (hope I remember when testfire is open)

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Too bad nobody will be able to get a fucking Switch by then.

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@superklyph: everyone who preorderd will tho

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@westsiderz28: All 200k of them. The rest will be wasting away on ebay and amazon with those scalper fuckheads.

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@superklyph: I'm hoping I can do what I did with the Wii U; drive to Shopko on release day and buy one since no one ever thinks of Shopko having consoles around where I live.

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@Deadlyblack:

That's how I got my Wii U during the release clamor, Sears.

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