Try the Splatoon 2 Special Demo 2020 free from 4/30 – 5/6

Try the Splatoon 2 Special Demo 2020 free from 4/30 – 5/6

Wanna get your feet wet in fast-paced, messy ink battles? Do you have tentacles instead of feet? No matter your answer, the Splatoon™ 2 Special Demo 2020 may be for you!

Head to the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch system tomorrow to download the special demo, then get ready to play from 4/29 (Wed) at 11:00 p.m. PT — 5/6 (Wed) at 6:59 a.m. PT.

During the demo event, you'll be able to jump online* and fight it out in 4-on-4 Turf War battles with friends and other players who own the full game. You can also try out Ranked Battles and the Salmon Run co-op mode.

Just note that you'll need a strong internet connection and a Nintendo Switch Online membership to participate in the event. But if you don't have a membership, don't worry: You can try it out for free!

Get a free trial for Nintendo Switch Online

Once you download the special demo from Nintendo eShop, you'll receive an e-mail with a download code for a 7-day free trial** for Nintendo Switch Online. To activate it, please enter the code into Nintendo eShop. It doesn't matter if you've activated a previous free trial—you are still eligible for this trial, too.

Save on the full game

You'll also be able to save 30% on the purchase of the Splatoon 2 game during the special demo timeframe, so you can keep your game going! The progress you make during the demo event will even carry over to the full game, once purchased.

Mayo vs. Ketchup

Start training for the Splatfest

And last but not least in Splatoon 2 news: We're revisiting the clash of the condiments for a bonus Mayo vs. Ketchup Splatfest! Make your choice and join in this online* event from 5/22 (Fri) 3 p.m. PT — 5/24 (Sun) 3 p.m. PT.

And just as a reminder, Team Mayo took the crown the first time. We'll see if Team Ketchup can ketch-up this time around....


*Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

**The Nintendo Switch Online trial code can be redeemed starting April 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT. The code will expire on May 6, 2020 7:00 a.m. PT.