Splatoon 2 Special Demo 2020

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Splatoon 2 Special Demo 2020

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Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Group No. 2
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release 22 April 2020
Genre(s) Strategy
Third-person Shooter
Online multiplayer
Mode(s) Tutorial
Online multiplayer
Media Digital Download (eShop)
Game size(s) 4 GB
Age rating(s)

The Splatoon 2 Special Demo 2020 was a free Splatoon 2 demo available on the Nintendo eShop, and the successor to the Splatoon 2 Special Demo. Similar to previous Splatoon 2 demos, 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 seven-day free trial for Nintendo Switch Online.

The demo was released on 22 April 2020 and was playable between 30 April 2020 and 6 May 2020 at varying times depending on the region. In addition, the full game was available at a discounted price on Nintendo eShop during the duration of the Special Demo 2020.[1][2]


This demo is identical to the full game, barring access to single-player modes and The Shoal. Entering these modes prompts the player to purchase the full game from the Nintendo eShop. Players can access full game features like the Galleria to purchase clothing and weapons. Progress from the Special Demo 2020 can be transferred to the full game.

Event times

The Special Demo 2020 was able to be played at the following times:


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スプラトゥーン2 特別体験版'20
Supuratūn 2 tokubetsu taiken-ban'20
Splatoon 2 Special Trial Version '20
Germany German Splatoon 2: Spezialdemo 2020 Splatoon 2: Special demo 2020