The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, which is essentially a demo that only allows access at certain times, will begin today at 12:00 p.m. PT.
Here’s everything you need to know to participate:
1. Download the Free Demo
Just head to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and download the Global Testfire demo before playing. It won’t cost you any snails.
2. Mark Your Calendars
With ink, of course. Here are the times you can play to get tentacle-on time with Splatoon 2 before it launches:
- March 24
- March 25
- March 26
Also, it has come to our attention that the fine folks in the Nintendo Treehouse will be live streaming Splatoon 2 gameplay during the first Global Testfire event on March 24 between noon and 12:59 p.m. PT. Tune in to http://live.nintendo.com to watch!
3. In the Lab or On the Go
With the first Splatoon game, you had to conduct important cephalopod research from the comfort of your own lab. But with Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch, you can take the messy action anywhere you go that has a Wi-Fi connection. Maybe you want to choose an untraditional location to participate in the Global Testfire. It’s up to you!
4. Get Primed with a Control and Weapon Overview
Research can be conducted with either a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con controllers. Splat Dualies are a new weapon type, while mainstays like the Splat Roller and Splat Charger have been remixed to allow for new battle strategies.
5. Capture Your Research
An important step in the scientific method is to make observations. We recommend capturing your findings with the Capture button on the Joy-Con or Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, then later sharing it with your peers in the scientific community (or if you’re like our intern, use Facebook or Twitter). When publishing your research, please use the octothorp symbol (#) followed by “Splatoon2” or “Testfire.”
Splatoon 2 is due out for Switch this summer.