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Who remembers the Splatoon Testfire Demo? Released ahead of the main game, it gave eager fans an early look at the game's online play, while the timed windows gave Nintendo the opportunity to stress-test its servers.

Surprising, the Testfire Demo is back, with multiple sessions planned during 25th to 28th August, from 3-5pm Pacific each day; that's 6-8pm Eastern. This seems likely to be North America only right now, as those times fall in the early hours of the morning in Europe and, as a result, are hardly ideal for a demo.


  • Splattershot Jr.
  • Splattershot
  • Splat Roller
  • Splat Charger


  • Saltspray Rig
  • Walleye Warehouse

It's interesting to see this make a comeback, with Nintendo clearly aiming to give Splatoon a second wind over a year after its release.

Are you a Splatoon hold-out that plans to give this a go? Let us know in the comments.