Download the Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere demo today for a super fresh preview

ByLance T. Lee

Aug 25, 2022

REDMOND, Washington.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New Splaton 3 game launches for the nintendo switch system family on September 9, but you can dive into the game’s new twist on the series’ kinetic action early. Get ready to start splashing now!

Ink the Splatlands and get a sprawling taste of the Splaton 3 the game’s newly updated Splatfest battles* with the Splaton 3: Splatfest World Premiere August 27. New on the Splatoon series? No problem! Merely download the free demo today in Nintendo eShop or download it directly to your Nintendo Switch at Nintendo.com to dip your tentacles into a tutorial. Then, stroll through Splatsville and get ready for Saturday’s Splatfest.

You’ll choose a Splatfest team by answering the burning question: Which is better: Rock, Paper, or Scissors? Make your move and Super Jump in the Turf War battle to ink your crew to victory. Turf War is a heated 4v4 team battle mode where the goal of each team is to inking the most ground in three minutes. But wait…this time there are THREE teams in Splatfests?! That’s right, Splatfests are a little different this time around.

The main event begins on August 27. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT, claim your territory against one team at a time. Then, during the 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. PT block, take on the new Splatfest Tricolor Turf War battles. This 4-v-2-v-2 format brings a new kind of colorful mayhem to Splatfests. Which team will take over? Team Rock, Team Paper or Team Scissors? Let it be known by posting messages and sharing your allegiance in Splatsville Square!

You will need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to participate in the Splaton 3: First world demo of Splatfest. If you’re not a current Nintendo Switch Online member, no worries – we’ve got you covered (not just in ink)! By downloading the demo from Nintendo eShop, you can get a seven-day free trial** for Nintendo Switch Online. After downloading the demo, you will receive an email with a Nintendo eShop code for your free trial. Even if you activated a previous free trial, you’re still eligible for that trial, so everyone has a chance to get out there and have a blast in this Splatfest!

For even more Splaton 3 action, be sure to check out Nintendo Treehouse: Live on August 25 at 9:30 a.m. PT for a deep dive into the game’s multiplayer and new story mode. The Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation will take a close look at the game’s new weapons and strategies, while also providing insight into the stages that will be featured in the world premiere of Splatfest. This segment is the perfect primer for anyone looking to try a Splatoon game for the very first time, and will give long Splatoon gives fans a deeper look at the new abilities and how they impact strategy. Connect here: https://live.nintendo.com.

Splaton 3 is now available for pre-order at select retailers, Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store for a suggested retail price of $59.99. To learn more about the game, visit https://splatoon.nintendo.com/.

* Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. The free trial automatically converts to an auto-renewing one-month subscription unless auto-renewal is turned off at the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for ages 18 and over. The free trial cannot be redeemed for a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership or by a Nintendo Account with an active individual or family membership. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Conditions apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

**Nintendo Switch Online trial code can be redeemed starting August 25, 2022. Code will expire August 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT.

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