Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere demo is live with Nintendo Switch Online free trial
The Splaton 3 The demo is available for download today via the eShop in preparation for this weekend’s big debut, the world premiere of Splatfest.
Players who download and open the demo will first need to choose their region to participate in Splatfest, a decision that cannot be changed afterwards. The game starts with an initial suggestion, so players shouldn’t have the problem of accidentally choosing a region other than their own.
Once the region is chosen, you can create your character, play the tutorial, wander around the Splatville hub, and choose your team for Splatfest between Rock, Paper, and Scissors. Players can also check out the gear and weapons that will be available during the event, as well as equip an exclusive Splatfest t-shirt.
When is the world premiere of Splatfest?
The world premiere of Splatfest will take place in two halves this Saturday, August 27. The first game begins at 12 PM CT, with Splatfest battles continuing until 6 PM CT. Four-on-four turf battles should take place here, where the objective will be to complete rounds with more arena area painted than the opposing team.
At 6:00 p.m. CT the same day, the new Tricolor Turf War mode debuts with battles in a four-on-two-on-two format, promising colorful mayhem for Splatfests in which members of all three teams – Rock, Paper, and Scissors – go face to face at the same time. The event ends at 12pm CT.
Final results for all three teams will be revealed by Nintendo this Sunday, August 28 at 7 p.m. CT.
The demo will include the following, according to the maintainer Splaton 3: Splatfest World Premiere Download Page:
- New Splatfest mode called Tricolor Turf War (four-on-two-on-two battles) during the second half of Splatfest.
- A total of 26 weapons, including the new Tri-Stringer with its explosive arrows, the iconic Splattershot, the famous Splat Roller, and more.
- Test Range, the place to practice using weapons before battle.
- Lots of messages and art from players to represent their teams for others to see in the plaza.
Players who aren’t currently Nintendo Switch Online members needn’t worry: Nintendo wants everyone to join the party. After downloading the demo, players will receive a Nintendo eShop code for a seven-day free trial of Nintendo Switch Online. The seven-day free trial code becomes redeemable from today.
The full version of Splaton 3 will be released on September 9, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.