Splatoon 2 Special Demo

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Splatoon 2 Special Demo
S2 Special Demo promo.jpg
Promotional image
Developer Nintendo EAD Group No. 2
Publisher Nintendo
Platform Nintendo Switch
Release date 19 March 2019
Genre Strategy
Third-person Shooter
Online multiplayer
Game modes Practicing
Online multiplayer
Media Digital Download (eShop)
Game size 3.6 GB
Predecessor Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere
Successor Splatoon 2 Special Demo 2020

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The Splatoon 2 Special Demo was a free Splatoon 2 demo available on the Nintendo eShop. Similar to Splatoon 2 Global Testfire and Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere, it allowed players to engage in free four-on-four Turf War with other players who own the full game, with additions of Salmon Run and Ranked Battle, at scheduled times. Players who downloaded the demo received a 7-day free trial for Nintendo Switch Online. The demo was playable between 19 March 2019 and 25 March 2019 in non-Japanese regions, and between 26 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 in Japan. In addition, the Splatoon 2 game was available at a discounted price on the Nintendo eShop during the duration of the Special Demo.

The Special Demo was succeeded by the Splatoon 2 Special Demo 2020, which was playable from 30 April 2020 to 6 May 2020.


This demo was identical to the full game, barring access to single-player modes and The Shoal. Entering these modes prompted the player to purchase the full game from the Nintendo eShop. Players could access full game features like the Galleria to purchase clothing and weapons. Progress from the Special Demo can be transferred to the full game.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スプラトゥーン2 特別体験版
Supuratūn 2 tokubetsu taiken-ban
Splatoon 2 Special Trial Version