The Splatoon 3 Splatfest "World Premiere" starts later this week, and it seems Nintendo has issued some additional advice via its Japanese social media channels. When you first boot it up, be sure to pick the correct region.
Once you've selected a region, you won't be able to undo it in the demo. If you select a region that's not your own, you may have to deal with different playtimes that aren't really suitable based on your own location.
In the Splatoon 3 Splatfest demo, players will be able to select from North America, Europe, Japan, and a region that covers Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Korea. Here's a rough translation of Nintendo's PSA, courtesy of Google:
[Notice] Please be sure to select the region you live in as the region of the festival you select when you start "Splatoon 3 Eve Festival" for the first time. In "Splatoon 3 Eve", you cannot change the selected region once, and you may not be able to participate in the festival match at the desired date and time.
The good news is the full version of Splatoon 3 will not be locking players to a specific region. Players will be able to swap regions, but there will be a cooldown timer - meaning you can't immediately swap from one location to another.
Splatoon 3's demo goes live on 25th August and the Splatfest will premiere on 27th August. Nintendo Treehouse will also be hosting a live presentation on 25th August, featuring another look at Splatoon 3.
Will you be region hopping in Splatoon 3, or are you happy to stick to your own location? Leave a comment below.