Splatoon 2

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Want to check out Splatoon 2 but haven’t had the chance? Nintendo’s got a whale of a deal to help new players test the water.

Nintendo Switch owners with an online connection and Nintendo Switch Online membership can join in the Splatoon 2 Special Demo from now through 6:59 a.m. PT on Monday, March 25, 2019. Demo users will have the chance to check out 4-on-4 Turf War battles as well as Salmon Run, League Battle and Ranked Battle modes online with friends and other players who own the full game.

The Splatoon 2 Special Demo is available in Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. After downloading it, players will receive an email with a Nintendo eShop code to activate a seven-day free trial for Nintendo Switch Online. Players can use the code even if they’ve had a previous free trial. Those who purchase the game during the demo period will receive a 20 percent discount and will be able to transfer their demo progress over.

For more information about the Splatoon 2 Special Demo, visit https://splatoon.nintendo.com. Fans looking to pick up battle tips or cheer on North America’s top competitors can watch the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 on March 30. Visit https://events.nintendo.com/ for more information and the live broadcast.

Leah McDonald
Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son. You can follow Leah over on Twitter @GamingBricaBrac