Splatoon 2 Special Demo

From Inkipedia, the Splatoon wiki

Splatoon 2 Special Demo

Promotional image
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Group No. 2
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release 19 March 2019
Genre(s) Strategy
Third-person Shooter
Online multiplayer
Mode(s) Tutorial
Online multiplayer
Media Digital Download (eShop)
Game size(s) 3.6 GB
Age rating(s)

The Splatoon 2 Special Demo was a free Splatoon 2 demo in 2019 available on the Nintendo eShop. Similar to the 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
Japan Japanese スプラトゥーン2 特別体験版
Supuratūn 2 tokubetsu taiken-ban
Splatoon 2 Special Trial Version
Germany German Splatoon 2 Spezialdemo Splatoon 2 Special Demo