BEACON TRANSCRIPT – All who purchase a Nintendo Switch before the end of March will be able to be part of a global testfire for Splatoon 2, a sequel for the shooter Splatoon that appeared in 2015 on Wii U. The testfire includes a special demo that can be played before the official launch of the game this summer.
Nintendo announced the testfire on Sunday. Apart from testing the new game, they will also be testing their paid multiplayer services that are bound to launch this fall.
You may receive the demo together with the console, but it won’t be available for an unlimited time. The access is permitted only during specific playing sessions between March 24th and March 26th. Here are the times (all ET) and dates when you are able to play the Splatoon 2 demo. Make sure you do not miss them, or you will miss the chance to try the new game.
On March 24th, there are two sessions. The first one occurs between 3:00 p.m. and 3:59 p.m., while the second one is between 11:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. March 25th offers three playing sessions, namely the first from 7:00 a.m. to 7:59 a.m., the second from 3:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m., and the third one from 11:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. The last session has been saved for March 26th, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.
Nintendo confirmed that the demo will reveal about as much as the previews presented at Switch releases around the country. The players will be able to test four weapons, among which there is a new weapon that allows the players to spray ink from their both hands.
Splatoon 2 comes with a new feature called Private Battle Spectator View. This allows two players to witness the battle of other two players before starting their own battle. Also, Splatoon 2 will support up to 10 Switch units connected to a wired LAN. Thus, it is perfect for gaming events on a larger scale.
Splatoon is a game that achieved quite an important fanbase, although it was featured on a not so successful console. While Wii U is living its last days, Splatoon has been given a chance to gather more fans and achieve a broader competitive scene.
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