Nintendo has announced a global testfire for their upcoming Splatoon 2 squid shooter which is set to release sometime this summer for the Nintendo Switch. Players will be able to download a demo version of the highly anticipated sequel that will allow them to battle against opponents around the world during six sessions spanning the three days of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event. Players will be able to test four different main weapons, including the new Splat Dualies, as well as remixed versions of the iconic Splat Roller and Splat Charger.

During last weekend’s Tokaigi Game Party Japan 2017 event, Splatoon series producer Hisashi Nogami also confirmed new details on this summer’s splat-tastic sequel for Nintendo Switch. Private Battle Spectator View is a new functionality that will allow up to two people to participate in a Private Battle as cameramen to observe the 8-player battle from multiple angles . Players equipped with their own recording tools will be able to broadcast videos online from a commentator’s perspective.

That functionality can also be used in conjunction with the newly announced LAN Play feature. Connecting up to 10 docked consoles via wired LAN will be well-suited for proper tournaments, while for more casual get-togethers up to 8 players can still enjoy a quick game via the previously revealed local wireless connection.

“Two years have passed since the original Splatoon and since then, the weapons, maps and characters in that world have evolved. Through the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event this March, players will be able to get a taste of that. There will be more new features to Splatoon 2, so please look forward to more reveals in the future,” noted Nogami.

The timings of the event are as follows:

Friday, March 24th

  • 20:00pm – 20:59pm CET

Saturday, March 25th

  • 4:00am – 4:59am CET
  • 12:00pm – 12:59pm CET
  • 20:00pm – 20:59pm CET

Sunday, March 26th

  • 5:00am – 5:59am CEST
  • 13:00pm – 13:59pm CEST