Nintendo Launches A Special 2020 Splatoon 2 Demo

In case you're still at home and looking for something to do, Nintendo has launched a new special demo for Splatoon 2. We have the full details of the event for you below, but the shorthand is that starting today and running until May 6th, you can play a free demo of the game that will primarily be 4-v-4 turf war fights. This is a cool chance for anyone who doesn't own the game to get in on the action a little and see what the excitement is about. We're guessing with everyone in self-quarantine, the NSO servers have been popping with kids and adults alike. So why not take advantage of it if you're Nintendo, right?

This Splatoon 2 demo will have you going Splat! Smash! Kapow!
This Splatoon 2 demo will have you going Splat! Smash! Kapow!

Have you been eager to make a splash in the world of the Splatoon 2 game, but didn't know where to get your feet wet? Well, it's time to finally dip your tentacles in, because the water's warm and the ink's never been fresher! From now until May 6 at 6:59 a.m. PT, you can download the special demo which lets you join the ink-splatting action in 4-on-4 Turf War battles. You can even try out Ranked Battles and the Salmon Run co-op mode during the demo's timed window. You'll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership* to participate in the event. Even if you're not a member yet, you're still invited, though! After downloading the demo, you'll receive an email with a download code** for a seven-day free trial for Nintendo Switch Online. (Even if you've activated a previous free trial, you're still eligible for this offer.) If you enjoy all the fast-paced action, you'll be able to save 30% on the purchase of Splatoon 2 during the special demo timeframe, and your progress will carry over to the full game, once purchased. So stop sweating and start splatting!

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