Splatoon 3 is getting a global testfire in the form of a pre-release Splatfest where everyone can take part for free and get a glimpse of the game ahead of release. But, what do you need to know about the Splatoon 3 demo Splatfest, including its release date and what modes will be available.
Well, the Splatoon 3 Splatfest will be the biggest yet in the series and Nintendo has actually made a number of pretty big changes to its format, which we will discuss deeper down in this article. But, for the most part, if you have experienced the weekend fun of a Splatfest, you should know what to expect from this one.
Below you can find all the information about this early-access period and Splatoon 3 global testfire. We will touch on the Splatoon 3 demo Splatfest release date and theme, alongside those changes to how it will play out.
Splatoon 3 demo Splatfest release Date
The Splatoon 3 demo Splatfest release date is set for August 27, 2022, where it will run for 12 hours. The timings for the event are different in various regions and are as follows: 9 AM PST – 9 PM PST, 12 PM EST – 12 AM EST (August 28), 9 AM BST – 9 PM BST, 10 AM CEST – 10 PM CEST, 9 AM JST – 9 PM JST (August 28).
The demo will actually be playable ahead of time where you can fight in classic Turf Wars matches, customise your character and loadout, and choose a theme for the Splatfest before it kicks off.
Splatoon 3 demo Splatfest theme
The Splatfest theme for this early demo is Rock, Paper, or Scissors. Yes, there are three teams.
As such, the gameplay works a little differently. It starts off with two teams fighting against each other in classic 4v4 Turf Wars matches. Then, the second half changes to Tricolour Turf War.
This has all three teams fight against one another with two players from the second and third place teams fighting each other, as well as four players from the first place team in the Splatfest. You can then work with Deep Cut, the band of the new Idols, to try and hold first place or move up to the second or first place.
That covers all you need to know about the Splatoon 3 demo Splatfest. For more on the game, check out our recommendations for the best weapons for Elden Ring and our overview of the new Idols who will light up the stage during the demo Splatfest.