Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere

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Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere
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Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release 25 August 2022
Genre(s) Strategy
Third-person Shooter
Online multiplayer
Mode(s) Tutorial
Splatfest Battle (Open and Pro)
Tricolor Turf War
Media Digital Download (eShop)
Game size(s) 2.2 GB
Age rating(s)

The Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere was a free Splatoon 3 demo featuring the Rock vs. Paper vs. Scissors Splatfest. Much like its predecessor, it allowed players to engage in up to twelve hours of four-versus-four Splatfest Turf Wars, as well as up to six hours of four-versus-two-versus-two Tricolor Turf Wars ahead of the full game's release.


The demo was made available to pre-order on 10 August 2022, immediately after its reveal in the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct; pre-loads of the software began on 18 August 2022. This demo introduced the Tricolor Turf War mode, wherein all three Splatfest teams compete in a special three-way Turf War at once.

Starting from 25 August 2022, the demo was available to play; players were allowed to complete the tutorial, choose a side in the Rock vs. Paper vs. Scissors Splatfest, explore Splatsville, adjust their Splashtag, as well as both view and create posts. All forms of matchmaking were unavailable as players were not allowed to enter any Lobbies nor shops; a limited selection of weapons and gear were automatically unlocked for each player, with the option to equip any of the available options at the player's leisure.

On the same day, a seven-day free trial for Nintendo Switch Online was made available with the intent to allow all Nintendo Switch owners to participate in the demo. The trial codes were emailed to players immediately upon downloading the demo to their Nintendo Switch and featured a limited activation period from 25 September 2022 until 31 September 2022 at 08:00 UTC.[1]

The event itself took place on 27 August 2022; players could take part in the twelve-hour Splatfest at different times depending on their selected region. During the event, players were allowed entry to the lobby and thus could play Open or Pro Splatfest Battles. Splatfest Battles had a chance to turn into x10, x100 or x333 Battles, rewarding larger amounts of clout to the winning team. Tricolor Turf War unlocked following the event's Halfway Report, which occurred six hours after the event's start.

None of the cash, experience, Super Sea Snails or other save data created during the demo could be carried over to the full version of the game upon its release.

Customizable options

Upon opening the Splatfest World Premiere demo and completing the tutorial, all players had the following customizable weapon, gear and Splashtag options fully unlocked. Players started out with the Splattershot Jr., Cephalo Pods, Tri-Shred Tee and Force ReBoots equipped, as well as the default Splashtag.


There were 26 weapons[2] available during the Splatfest Premiere, which was half as many as were available upon the full game's initial release. The following weapons were available:


There were 37 pieces of gear available to choose from in the demo: 18 pieces of headgear, 2 pieces of clothing, and 17 pairs of shoes. As was the case with previous Splatfests in the series, players could not unequip the Splatfest Tee after the event began.

The following pieces of headgear were available:

The following pieces of clothing were available:

The following pairs of shoes were available:

Splashtag options

Players were equipped with the default "Splatlandian Youth" title and the default yellow-and-green banner by default. Badges were not available nor unlockable during the demo. After completing an initial match, players were thereafter allowed to change their nickname from the default option "Player" by using the Lobby Terminal.

The following banners were available to choose from when customizing a Splashtag:

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The following title parts were available to choose from when customizing a Splashtag:

Adjective part Subject part
Apprentice Agent 3
Attention-Seeking Champ
Blissed-Out Chow Hound
Chaotic Clock Puncher
Chilled-Out Clubgoer
Dandy Deep Cut Fan
Dangerous Fashionista
Day-Seizing Maestro
Fishy Monarch
Homecoming Octopus
Inkless Office Drone
Ink-Sloshing Paradigm
Late-Night Party Lover
Nice Pop Star
Nostalgic Raider
Orderly Ringleader
Peppy Rookie
Slapdash Salmon
Spineless Sea Creature
Splatlandian Squid
Splatoon Squid Roller
Stormy Squid Surger
Swole Student
Third-Gen Sushi
Unrivaled Turf Warrior
Wannabe Youngster
Wicked-Fresh Youth


There were seven stages available in the Splatfest Battle rotation, as opposed to the twelve in the full game's initial release. Stages for Splatfest Battle included the following:

Additionally, Sturgeon Shipyard was available exclusively in Tricolor Turf War, after the event's Halfway Report.

Event times

The demo was able to be played for twelve hours from each of the following times:

The Halftime Report delivered by Deep Cut was delivered six hours after these times based on region. Results were posted at 14:00 UTC on 28 August 2022, two hours after the Asia-Pacific Splatfest had ended. Results were segregated by region.


Update Highlights Release
  • The base version of the demo.
  • The version distributed upon pre-load release. The changes are unknown.
18 August 2022


OK, sorry - we're so excited that we're just gonna keep tweeting. How about that Splatfest World Premiere! First, the idea of a 3-way Splatfest is mind-blowing. And the theme? A statistical exploration of the benefits of Rock vs. Paper vs. Scissors? We're swooning. Scientifically.

Oh! We forgot to mention WHEN the Splatfest will be. It'll begin Saturday, August 27th at 9 AM PT. And it goes until 9 PM PT! You'll form squads with other folks who choose the same team - Rock, Paper, or Scissors - and battle it out to see which is best!

— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[3][4]


Promotional images

In-game screenshots


  • For unknown reasons, Australia and New Zealand were combined with Hong Kong and South Korea when selecting a region upon first starting the demo; this goes against the fact those countries are combined with the Americas in the full game, like in Splatoon 2. This was likely done to better account for time zone differences, an issue not present with the 48-hour Splatfests seen in the full game, hence why it only affected the demo.
    • Additionally, Japanese Splatfest text was available for the Australia/New Zealand/Hong Kong/South Korea region, despite the game warning that this may not be the case for players whose system language is set to Japanese.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スプラトゥーン3前夜祭
Supuratūn 3 zen'yasai
Splatoon 3 Night Festival Eve
Russia Russian Splatoon 3: Сплатфест - мировая премьера
Splatoon 3: Splatfest - mirovaya premyera
Splatoon 3: Splatfest - world premiere
South Korea Korean 스플래툰 3 전야제
Seupeullaetun 3 jeonyaje
Same as Japanese meaning