Nintendo Switch: 'Splatoon 2' Preview Released; GameStop Continues To Take Pre-Orders For March 3 Release

By Mia P. , Updated Feb 15, 2017 10:45 PM EST

The Nintendo Switch developers recently announced a free "Splatoon 2" Global Testfire preview from Mar. 24-26, 2017. Moreover, the game is also set to introduce LAN Play mode meant for serious tournaments. It should be noted that pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch over at GameStop is still pushing through despite rumors of cancellation.

One Hour Sneak Preview for "Splatoon 2" On the Nintendo Switch

It has been revealed that the Nintendo Switch free preview for "Splatoon 2" would only span one or more hour-long gameplay each day. Note that the full game is yet to release in the summer launch. In addition, the Nintendo Switch developers also unveiled that local play modes will be included in the game as part of the full game.

Note that the local play modes are tailor-made for eSports. It is expected that the preview would unveil how the inky shooter has evolved for the Nintendo Switch hybrid console. Furthermore, the sequel would also include LAN Play mode that allows up to eight docked players square off without using an internet connection, Engadget reported.

In addition, the Nintendo Switch version would also include a Private Battle Spectator View that allows two more people to watch any private game from several angles. However, Nintendo did not mention eSports by name. Apparently, the new Splatoon would be a competition-friendly and broadcast-friendly game.

GameStop Takes Pre-Orders Again

In other news, reports of Nintendo Switch Pre-orders cancellation by several US retailers have been spotted earlier this week. Rumor has it that GameStop ran out of Nintendo Switch units and had to cease pre-orders. However, GameStop was quick to debunk rumors that they are cancelling Nintendo Switch Pre-orders, IGN reported.

Nintendo Switch fans who pre-ordered the console are expected to receive their consoles by Mar. 3. Target is yet to confirm whether or not they are cancelling pre-orders. In the meantime, a GameStop representative encouraged customers who experience pre-order issues to contact their Guest Care Team.

Watch the Nintendo Switch "Splatoon 2" Trailer here:


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