Nintendo News: Experience the Ink-Blasting, Squid-Transforming Wii U Game Everyone is Talking About for Free!

Testfire Demo is back! What’s the “Testfire Demo,” you ask? Have you
been living under a pool of colorful ink? From Aug. 25 to Aug. 28
between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. PT each day, anyone who owns a Wii
console can download a free demo for the Splatoon game in
Nintendo eShop! This Summer Splatdown event (as all the cool squid kids
are calling it) gives you the chance to play Splatoon and
experience its outrageously messy multiplayer gameplay.

All you have to do is download the demo and launch the Splatoon Testfire
demo during the designated hours to fight it out in Turf War battles.
This fun multiplayer mode pits you and three other players against an
opposing team of four to cover the most territory possible with colorful
ink. It’s one of the core modes of Splatoon and is the perfect
introduction to what the game has to offer. During the Splatoon Testfire
demo, players can try out four different weapons across two popular maps:


  • Splattershot Jr.
  • Splattershot
  • Splat Roller
  • Splat Charger


  • Saltspray Rig
  • Walleye Warehouse

You’ll need an internet connection to participate, so make sure you have
everything set up before the Testfire begins!

To date, ink blasted from all modes and Splatfests in Splatoon
have covered 3 million virtual square miles, which is equal in size to
Australia, or approximately the size of the contiguous United States! Splatoon
has also sold over 4 million units worldwide since it launched last

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