Nintendo Co. this week began holding the Global Testfire preview event for Splatoon for Wii U.
Wii U owners with a broadband connection can download the Splatoon Global Testfire special demo to participate in one-hour demo events.
Events are scheduled for May 8 at 8 to 9PM PST, May 9 at 4 to 5AM PST, and 12 to 1PM PST.
Splatoon, to be sold May 29, is a multiplayer competitive action game in which users take a squad of squids to spray ink to cover territory.
After ink is sprayed, a users can dive through their own ink to reach another area quickly.
The final game includes 4-vs.4 online multiplayer functionality and will include free post-launch download content.
Turf War, the main online mode, is a four vs. four team-based multiplayer mode in which each user will gain level and earn in-game currency to customize their player.
Ranked Battle is a multiplayer mode that will keep track of each user’s online ranking. Splat Zones is a Ranked Battle mode that allows users to control territory of specific areas with ink blasts. Users must achieve level 10 in Turf War in order to access Splat Zones.
Finally, the single-player mode will allow users to explore the underground base of the enemy Octarians in specific single-player levels.
Splatoon amiibo, including Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid, will be sold May 29.