Try the Splatoon 2 Special Demo

Try the Splatoon 2 Special Demo

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 may be for you! During the Splatoon 2 Special 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 working cooperatively (and strategically) in the Salmon Run mode or try out Ranked Battles. The Special Demo is available:

March 19 7:00 am PT - March 25 6:59 am PT

You'll need an Internet connection and a Nintendo Switch Online membership to participate in the Splatoon 2 Special Demo. If you don't have a membership yet, don't worry! By downloading the demo from Nintendo eShop, you can also receive a free 7-day trial** for Nintendo Switch Online. After downloading the demo, you'll receive an e-mail with a Nintendo eShop code for the free trial. To redeem, enter the code into Nintendo eShop to activate it. Note: Even if you've activated a previous free trial, you are still eligible for this trial too!

And if you decide to purchase the full game, you'll be able to transfer your progress over. Starting March 19 at 07:00am PT through March 28 at 08:59am PT, you can save 20% on the digital version of the Splatoon 2 game for the Nintendo Switch system when you purchase through or Nintendo eShop on your device. To battle it out or cooperate with other players online*, you can purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership separately or Splatoon 2 + Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership (12 Months).

The Special Demo is available to download from Nintendo eShop starting Monday, March 18. Download the demo on your device in advance so you can start splatting when the Special Demo event begins Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00am PT.

*Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online play. 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.

**Free trial can be redeemed as soon as received via email. The code will expire on March 25 at 7:00am PT.