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Splatoon 2 Demo: Availability & What To Expect

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Splatoon 2 Demo: Availability & What To Expect

There will be a free Splatoon 2 demo courtesy of Nintendo. Players can get the demo through the global testfire event available next month.

Splatoon 2 Demo

Here is a breakdown of the Splatoon 2 schedule:

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

Players can use four main weapons in the demo. Furthermore, redesigned versions of the Splat Roller and Splat Charger can also be used in the game.

What Is Splatoon 2?

The game is an upcoming third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Moreover, it is the sequel to the 2015 Wii U title, Splatoon, which is playable for up to eight players.

Promotion Campaign

Prior to the games official reveal, clips of the game were seen in the announcement trailer for the Nintendo Switch. In addition, its surprise appearance led to rumors by the media and public over whether or not the footage shown was that from a port of Splatoon or a sequel.

Furthermore, it was also presented in the trailer in a way that promoted the game as an eSport, following investments by Nintendo in Splatoon eSport tournaments in late 2016. Finally, the game was officially unveiled to the public during the Nintendo Switch Presentation held in Tokyo on the 13th of January 2017, where it was announced for release in Q2/Q3 2017.

The reveal was accompanied by a trailer featuring the game’s new maps and weapons, and an on-stage appearance of producer Hisashi Nogami, who appeared as a scientist from the Squid Research Lab in the game. As some may know, the Squid Research Lab is a fictional scientific group studying Inklings, which appeared in various promotional material for the original Splatoon.

The game launches for the Switch this summer. Even more, it was announced at Nintendo’s January event. Also, it lets gamers use Joy-Con controllers, as well as the Pro Controller, and is compatible with both TV and handheld modes.

The news adds the Splatoon sequel to the roster of Nintendo Switch games. Moreover, it can be recalled that games such as 1-2-Switch and Arms were already teased for the system. The hit paint shooter will be in the leagues of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Kart Odyssey as well.

The second installment of Splatoon will be released this year. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.

Read also: The Top Nintendo Switch Games To Look Out For

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