Before the launch of Splatoon, Nintendo launched a short demo called Testfire. The demo allowed gamers to give the essential Splatoon multiplayer a go prior to the release of the game. The timed demo worked only for a short period. Testfire, the Splatoon demo, is back.
From August 25th thru August 28th between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM ET each day, anyone with a Nintendo Wii U console can download the free demo for the Splatoon in Nintendo eShop. This Summer Splatdown event, as it’s being called, gives anyone who hasn’t played the game yet a chance to play Splatoon and experience its inktastic 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. The fun 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.
- 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!