During Nintendo’s latest Nintendo Direct, dedicated solely to their upcoming third-person shooter, Splatoon, the company announced a beta for the game scheduled for this weekend. The beta runs from 5/8-5/9 and players will have access to the game for specific hour-long periods of time.
Players who are interested in participating in the beta can download it for free from the Wii U eShop. Players will be able to access the beta during the following times:
May 8 from 8 PM PT- 9 PM PT (11 PM EST-12 PM EST)
May 9 from 4 AM-5 AM PT (7 AM-8 AM EST)
May 9 from Noon- 1:00 PM PT (3 PM-4 PM EST)
Nintendo employees will also be participating in the Splatoon Global Testfire this weekend and can be identified by the white lab coats their characters will be wearing during the beta.
Nintendo has confirmed that the game will be supported with many free DLC packs and updates to the game after it launches on May 29.
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