Today, Nintendo is hosting the “World Premiere” Splatfest for Splatoon 2. The game itself won’t launch until July 21st, but this is meant to give gamers a test of what is coming. What’s more, Nintendo has promised 2 years of Splatfests, so this is a way of proving just how much they’re devoted to this game and its events. Now, as for how this will work, it’s very simple. There are two items that you can choose from, in this case Ice Cream or Cake. You pick one in the game, and then you go into Turf War and fight for the honor of your pick.
The team that scores the most wins and points for their choice wins! And they’ll also get the majority of the rewards when they’re distributed. Or at least, that’s what’ll happen in the main Splatfests. It’s unclear whether it’ll run for this one in particular. Now, since the announcement of the options for this event, the internet has been running while about whether they’re on Team Ice Cream or Team Cake. And this includes the team at Nintendo.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 14, 2017
Yep, that’s Nintendo of America President Reggie-Fils Aime proclaiming his loyalty to Team Ice Cream. In fact, a staggering 76% of Nintendo employees are Team Ice Cream. Guess we know who they’re going to try and get to win!
To get access to the Splatfest, you’ll need to go to the Nintendo Switch eShop and download a demo for the game. Once you do, enter it, set up your character and choose your side. The event starts today and goes from 3 p.m. PST to 7 p.m. PST. Get ready squid kid, the party is about to start!