Watch how we fared in the Splatoon Global Testfire!


As with many others worldwide, we took the chance to play the Splatoon Global Testfire demo over the weekend. While Nintendo had the chance to stress test their servers, we had a welcome opportunity to splatter to our heart’s content ahead of launch.

After reacquainting ourselves with the motion controlled camera in Splatoon‘s tutorial, we used each of the game’s weapons – Splattershot Jr., Splattershot, Splat Charger and Splat Roller – before deciding that Splat Roller was the way to go!

It was fairly smooth sailing throughout the hour, and we only ever had one instance where we encountered ‘Error Code: 118-0506’ where matchmaking had tried to place us in a match that was already full.

You can watch how we did in the hour-long video below, and let us know what tactics you found had helped you. I think our most successful match was 72.6 vs. 22.1 percent!

Splatoon will launch exclusively for Wii U in Japan on May 28th, and everywhere else worldwide on May 29th.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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