The first Splatfest for Splatoon 2 will arrive a week before the game is even out

Download the demo on July 15

Newcomers Marina and Pearl, which aren’t fully replacing Callie and Marie (as they’re still confirmed to be part of the game), will be hosting Splatoon 2‘s first Splatfest — but there’s a twist.

It’ll actually take place a week before the game is out on July 15, featuring a showdown between cake and ice cream. All you need to do to be a part of it is grab the free demo, and you’re good. Splatoon 2 will arrive worldwide on July 21.

As announced in today’s Nintendo Direct, friends can play Splatfests with each other finally, so there’s a much higher chance I’ll actually partake in all of them this time.

Chris Carter
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