By Aashish Verma
The Splatfest World Premiere demo is playable right now, ahead of the online event set to run this weekend.
The Splatfest World Premiere event is set to kick off on Saturday, August 27, offering a taste of the game's three-way Splatfests ahead of the full launch in September.
That's when you'll be able to play online and enjoy the bulk of the demo's features, but you can download it right now for a quick early look at what's coming.
The demo opens in the desert, as you determine the look of your character and pick a style for your Smallfry companion, known simply as Little Buddy.
A brief tutorial mission runs you through the basic controls, including the new Squid Surge, before you hop on the train to Splatsville.
Since you are unable to participate in online battles, you can't actually level up to unlock access to purchase things in those stores.
Sadly, there's no access to the test range in the demo right now, so you'll have to wait for Saturday to practice with all the Splatoon 3 weapons.