Splatoon 3 demo: How to play, release date & storage requirements

Wondering how to play the Splatoon 3 demo and get access to the game before the release date? Then our handy hub has everything you need to know.

Splatoon 3 is the latest title in Nintendo’s colorful third-person shooter franchise, and the developers are giving players the chance to play the game ahead of release. The Splatoon 3 demo includes the all-new Tri-Stringer with his explosive darts, Tricolor Turf War, and more.

The demo is not only a great way to test your ink splatter skills, but also a great opportunity to try out the new content on offer. So if you’re wondering how and when to try the game before launch, be sure to check out the launch times and all the content included below.


How to play the Splatoon 3 demo

Splatoon 3 official screenshot


The demo will allow players to get an early glimpse of the game before launch.

To download the Splatoon 3 demo, simply follow the steps outlined below:

  • Start your Nintendo Switch
  • Click on that Nintendo eShop and select your desired account.
  • Go to the Discover page. on the right side of the menu.
  • Select the Splatoon 3 Demo.
  • Press the ‘Free pre-order’ Button.

Once you’ve followed the instructions above, you’ll be able to play the Splatoon 3 demo once it goes live. It is important to note that Players require an internet connection and a Nintendo Switch Online membership to join the Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere demo.

Downloading the demo from Nintendo eShop will give you a free 7-day trial for Nintendo Switch Online. So if you’re not a current Nintendo Switch Online member, you can still try the game for free right now.

Splatoon 3 demo release dates and times

Splatoon 3 gameplay screenshot


The Splatoon 3 demo is only playable for 12 hours.

That 12 hour demo starts on 27.8 and allows Players to immerse themselves in a game of Turf War and play the brand new Splatfest Tricolor Turf War Battles.

event times

You can only participate in Splatfest at the following times:

  • First Half (Start Splatfest battles) – Aug. 27 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. PT – 3:00 p.m. PT.
  • Second Half (Start Tricolor Turf War Battles) – Aug. 27 (Sat) 3:00 p.m. PT – 9:00 p.m. PT.

demo content

The game’s demo comes with a number of exciting features for players to enjoy, so we’ve listed them for you below:

  • New Splatfest mode – Tricolor Turf War (4v2v2 battles) during the second half of Splatfest.
  • 26 weapons are used — The all-new Tri-Stringer makes its debut. There’s also the legendary Splattershot, Splat Roller up close and more.
  • test area – practice using weapons before fighting.
  • Customizable team messages — Share art for others to see in the square.

So there you have it, everything you need to know about the Splatoon 3 demo and how to play. Be sure to check out our other Splatoon 3 content for the latest news and information.

Splatoon 3 Release Date | Splatoon 3 Stages | Splatoon 3: All New and Returning Modes | Splatoon 3: All New and Returning Weapons

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *