Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere

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Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere

Promotional artwork.
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Group No. 2
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release 7 July 2017
Genre(s) Strategy
Third-person Shooter
Online multiplayer
Mode(s) Tutorial
Online multiplayer
Media Digital Download (eShop)
Game size(s) 1.5 GB
Age rating(s)

Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere was a free Splatoon 2 demo available on the Nintendo eShop and was the successor to the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire. It allowed players to engage in four hours of four-versus-four Turf Wars at scheduled times ahead of the release of the game, in the form of a Splatfest. The Splatfest held in the demo differed between regions: the Japanese version featured the Rock vs. Pop Splatfest, while the North American, Oceanian, and European version featured the Cake vs. Ice Cream Splatfest. The event took place on 15 July 2017 at 08:00 UTC for four hours.

A post-release demo, the Splatoon 2 Special Demo, was released in March 2019.


The Splatfest World Premiere was a free demo that only allowed players to play the Splatoon 2 tutorial, see the news announcement of the Rock vs. Pop or Cake vs. Ice Cream Splatfest and choose a side. All of this could be done in advance of the Splatfest event. Unlike the full version of Splatoon 2, the Splatfest World Premiere had only two stages per two hours. For the first two hours, Starfish Mainstage and Inkblot Art Academy were playable. For the last two hours, Moray Towers and Humpback Pump Track were playable.

The Splatfest allowed players to try four different main weapons:

Due to being available before the full release of Splatoon 2, there is no record of this Splatfest in SplatNet 2.


Update Highlights Release
  • The initial version released on the Nintendo eShop.
7 July 2017
  • An update released a few days later. The changes are unknown.
12 July 2017[1]


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スプラトゥーン2前夜祭
Supuratūn 2 zen'yasai
Splatoon 2 Night Festival Eve

See also


  1. Release date taken from the timestamp on Nintendoeverything.com post.