Instead of doing a “Global Testfire” as with the first two Splatoon games, Nintendo has announced that they’ll be hosting a Splatfest world premiere for Splatoon 3. It is now available to pre-load via the Nintendo eShop, and an in-game tutorial will be playable starting on August 25th, 2022, with the Splatfest taking place on August 27th from 9:00AM PT until 9:00PM PT as a limited time demo, regardless of whether or not you’ve pre-purchased the full game. As always, a Nintendo Switch Online subscription will be required to play, but a 7-day free trial will be given to everyone that downloads the demo.

Splatfests in Splatoon 3 will now feature two halves, with the first half having teams compete in traditional 4v4 Turf War battles, and the second half being exclusive tri-color Turf War battles, where 3 teams fight simultaneously. “The top team will face a pincer attack from 2 players on the 2nd place team & 2 players on the 3rd place team.” The theme of the Splatfest world premiere is rock, paper, scissors, and you’ll have to pick one of those teams to fight for.


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2y ago

Splating to a face near you!!


2y ago

Let me guess, Splatoon 4 will have quad-coloured Turf Wars. The theme for the Splatfest world premiere will be to choose from hearts, clubs, diamonds or spades. ♥️ ♣️ ♦️ ♠️

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2y ago

I'm beyond excited about this. Multiple team turf war sounds like a lot of fun, hopefully, we get it as its own mode outside of splatfests.


2y ago

Guess I’m going to have to cancel my wedding for this