‘Splatoon’ Free Demo Begins August 21

© Nintendo
© Nintendo

Haven’t had a chance to play Splatoon on the Wii U yet? This is your chance to get inked—for free! Splatoon is back as a “global testfire” (i.e. a free demo) during the dog days of summer.

Since launch, Nintendo has consistently been adding new, free content in game updates. New weapons, stages, and game modes have been keeping the game fresh, and a recently increased level cap adds even more fun for the dedicated Inklings out there.

Check out my review of Splatoon for more details about the game; so far it’s my family’s favorite game of the year.

Visit the Nintendo eShop to download the demo now! Free play is available from 3-5 PM PT on August 21-23.

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.