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  • Join the ink-flinging fun for free with the Splatoon Summer Testfire 2016 – starting today!


    If you’ve been waiting to try your hand at the messy multiplayer mayhem of Splatoon, a unique action shooter only on Wii U, then now’s the time! The Splatoon Testfire is back and open from today until 23:59 UK time on September 1st.

    The Splatoon Summer Testfire 2016 allows players to enjoy Turf Wars, an online 4-vs-4 mode where the aim is simple: claim as much territory as possible by coating it in your team's colours! Whether you like to spray fast and loose or hang back to make sure nobody inks over your colours, players of all play styles and skill levels can contribute to their team's result.

    You can download* the Splatoon Summer Testfire 2016 for free from Nintendo eShop on Wii U or even via this website**! To download from our site, head to the official Splatoon gamepage, log in using your Nintendo Account and Nintendo Network ID, then click “Download Demo”.

    To help new players make a splash in their first Turf War matches, check out our series of Splatoon – Top Tips! videos covering the basic skills players need to master, straight from the game’s co-director, Tsubasa Sakaguchi.

    Check out the Splatoon – Top Tips! videos below:

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    Splatoon is available from shops and as a download version from Nintendo eShop, only on Wii U.

    *Online play requires one copy of the software per console. Broadband internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required.

    **To be able to purchase download games from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to a Nintendo Network ID, and you'll need to have visited Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section.