Nintendo has announced that the next Splatoon “Testfire” event, which allows anyone with a Wii Uto try out the squid-themed shooter, will be held this weekend.
Starting today, August 21, at 3 PM PDT / 6 PM EDT, you’ll be able to play a free demo version of Splatoon. Specifically, you can check out Splatoon’s Turf War multiplayer mode across “several” maps.
Like the previous Testfire events, the play period is extremely limited. It will be available only from 3-5 PM PDT / 6-8 PM EDT on August 21-23. You can download the Splatoon Testfire demo right now from the eShop, but it will not unlock until the start time listed above.
Released at the end of May, Splatoon has now over 1.6 million copies worldwide. Nintendo has been regularly releasing content for the game, the latest example of which is the Transformers- themed in game event that begins on August 28.
Splatoon has received favorable reviews from many news media outlets, it currently sits at 81 on metacritic. Many outlets have stated that it’s one of Wii U’s best games on the the platform.