You know, for as much hype as I've had for Splatoon 2, it didn't occur to me that we might see another Global Testfire. Luckily that ignorance paved the way for patiences as I woke up this morning to the news that in Late March Nintendo will allow Nintendo Switch owners to be able to experience an all new Global Testfire and play Splatoon 2 early.
Splatoon 2 in March? YES, PLEASE! Here's the official trailer for the announcement.
And below are the dates and times the testfire will occur.
March 24 12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET 8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ET
March 25 4-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET 12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET 8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ET
March 26 4-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET
Six time slots. I know I can make five but I might rearrange the ol' work schedule and try to make all six since the first one I'd miss is that 3pm on the 24th. I gots to get me some Splatoon 2!
More details have been unveiled about Splatoon 2 (or maybe just re-announced) but you can find them at the source below where the press release sits or on the Splatoon 2 main game page for Negative World shortly. For now, my excited-self is going to grab some breakfast!
Oh it didn't even cross my mind that we might even see another one of this. This is awesome. I should be able to make at least a couple of those, I hope. The Wii U Testfire is really what sold me on the game but even if I miss out on it here, I won't mind as much since I know it's a day one purchase anyway.
Day One Purchase for me also but I wonder if this means that we'll see it release earlier than expected. I need to go back and look at when the Global Testfire for the first happened. I'm still guessing it'll release June 23rd, which allows for a Splatfest the following weekend for the 4th of July. However that's if they hold us to 'Summer 2017'. I'd love it to release in May like the last time.
It doesn't surprise me, if I remember rightly I think the first testfire had over a million players. This one will probably be less though simply because less people will have a Switch. This is also a good way for Nintendo to test out the servers and make sure they're prepared for launch.
It might even be more because more people will be in that rose-colored period of Console Launch. Plus how many now-Splatoon-fans will be even more excited for this one than the last, as they are now addicted to Splatoon?
@J.K. Riki That's an interesting response. Most people seem to think de Blob 2 was better, though I haven't yet played my copy so I can't compare. The first de Blob was certainly a fun game though, it's a shame it was so overlooked.