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North American And European Splatoon Testfires Announced

If you haven’t purchased Splatoon yet and have a Wii U then you can once again check out the game for free. Yes, Nintendo has announced that it will be holding another Testfire event. You simply download the demo from the eShop and then you can participate in a round of turf wars. Those of you in North America can participate in three sessions from August 21st to August 23rd. Each of these sessions will be two hours each and will start at 3 – 5 p.m Pacific time (6 – 8 p.m. ET). Here’s the times and dates for the European Testfire:

  • 22nd and 23rd August: 19:00 – 20:00 BST
  • 24th and 25th August: 09:00 – 10:00 BST
  • 26th, 27 and 28th August: 15:00 – 16:00 BST

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39 comments

    1. I still have the demo from last time. Haha. Regarding those who didn’t buy it before, I assumed everyone who wanted to play crashed the second testfire.

    2. Yes because anyone who doesn’t want Splatoon for lacking features they really care about are idiots. *rolls eyes*

        1. Voice chat, which I don’t really mind not having but others care heavily about it, & match customization. I want to be able to control how long a match is. I don’t play video games in short bursts so 2-3 minute matches is not ideal for me even if I can just jump into another match right after. 2-3 minute matches with breaks between matches ruins the action & flow for me.

  1. Why? The game’s been out for months now. Just release a demo of the first campaign level and be done with.

    1. Orrrrr give them a taste of the online, which is the main draw of the game instead. This is the smarter move.

      1. Yep, online is excellent. Really wish i had chat so i could yell at the dummies who ruin my ranked score. I keep bobbling between A+ and B+ and theres always a nard dog on my team shuffling away in some random corner.

    1. I’ve had the game since launch and I’ve only been disconnected 2 times. And most of the time the game runs at a perfectly smooth 60FPS with zero lag, every once in while there are small hiccups but never anything more than a second or 2 and even that’s a rarity. Sometimes there’s that one guy who is a bit laggy but that’s his internet connection, if it wasn’t everyone else would be laggy too not just the one guy. Of course I have a really good, fast internet connection so it’s always smooth, but you really shouldn’t play online games with bad internet. I’m sorry if your having problems, and I hope they get fixed but it’s not the games problem, or at least it works great for me.

      1. Yup I bought a new WIU for Spatoon and experience little to none lag. Granted I have an Ethernet cable connected so it is to be expected. It really helps!

        1. That’s great! I hope you enjoy it! (Wow that sounded really lame and fake but I’m gonna post this anyways.)

        2. How is a ethernet cable anyways? If it’s good enough to keep me from those laggy bitches in smash. Then Yes give me one.

          1. Trust me, wired connection is the best. You will automatically see a great improvement on your online matches. How far is your system from the router?

            1. It’s like right next to the Damn wii u. I have the fastest Internet in America. Still I am encountered by laggy son’s of bitches.

              1. God damn. Yep those fuckers can still cause some lag but still, I recommend you to get a wired connection there should still be an improvement.

      2. I have super fast internet as well, and occasionally get booted due to connection errors. Im running with high speed and a top notch router/ wifi which is right next to my tv, so no excuses. I have noticed it happens quite a bit during splatfests for me, but most of the time its when searching for a battle. Rarely do I get disconnected in the middle of a game. I have noticed the lag sometimes or maybe errors on the roller radius as I have been splatted before and definately been clear of roller or other weapons.. which is annoying. The game definitely is worth it though as its a super fun and unique game. I really wish you could select levels or more than two were in rotation at a time. I also wish you could enter the ranked mode you wanted, as I dont really care for tower control.

  2. Rainmaker carrier should also be slowed down as the item should be “heavy”, maybe slow the carrier to half speed to make it fairer? I crush rainmaker mode with a decent team as I just swim right to the beacon and pop it on with relative ease. KO nearly every time.

    1. I like the idea of that. Have everyone play the game so that Nintendo can monitor and make it better for the actual product. Plus its a great way to market to their community too.

  3. Me and my friends use Skype on our smart phones when we play squad matches as a team. We more like have fun talking instead of planing and strategizing. Lol

  4. So I can give this game a try to see what is all the fuss about about this game being “great”? Oh wait. I can’t because my Gamepad is broken & this game forces it on you. NEVERMIND!!!

    1. Let me go cry in a corner about not being able to play a game with short ass matches, limited stages to battle on because of some stupid stage revolver thingy, no match customization, & on-disc locked content.

  5. I’m seeing new players almost everyday (based on their level) so I guess the previous sales listing was right.

    The Test Fire could bring new players into the game. I guess those who really don’t know anything about playing this game will make all the excuses just to hate it.

  6. soooo sick of hearing about fucking splatoon, really wished they released xenoblade this summer or anything else for that matter.

    1. Devil’s Third or Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water would be nice. If they don’t release Fatal Frame in October, what a huge fucking missed oppurtunity it was to have it release just in time for Halloween.

    1. I love these blind fanboy comments.

      “You’re a fucking moron if you don’t own this game that controls how long you play on a stage, controls what stages you can do at any time, doesn’t let you talk to people, holds back content to create a false sense of the game being entertaining for long periods of time, holds back content to hide the fact the Wii U has no big title games coming out til the holidays, & doesn’t let you customize your own matches because casuals can’t handle real competition because they don’t know what to expect from their opponent or think some kids are too stupid to handle competitive gameplay.”

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