Nintendo Switch gamers can try out Splatoon 2 before its release date, as the Global Testfire continues this weekend.
The Splatoon 2 open beta will give fans six separate opportunities to test the game ahead of launch.

In terms of UK start times, the next Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event kicks off at 11am on Saturday and finishes at 11.59am.

Players will be able to test out four main weapons, including the new Splat Dualies. There will also be two different maps.

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire beta UK dates and times are as follows…

March 24:

  • 7 – 7.59pm (UK time)

March 25:

  • 3 – 3.59am (UK time)
  • 11 – 11.59am (UK time)
  • 7 – 7.59pm (UK time)

March 26:

  • 4 – 4.59am (UK time)
  • 12 – 12.59pm (UK time)
In other Nintendo Switch games news, Ubisoft has expressed an interest in potentially developing more games for the console.Ubisoft is inviting select Nintendo Switch fans to join them in an online discussion about the device.

Taking place from April 5 until April 9 and again between June 21 and June 25.

While no specific games are mentioned in the Ubisoft email, the company makes and publishes the likes of For Honor, Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Far Cry.

“If you are a Nintendo Switch player, Ubisoft would love to hear your thoughts,” the message reads.

Maybe the company is planning something big for the future of the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch fans have been treated to lots of good news this week, as a record-breaking Kickstarter release joined the games list.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be available on Nintendo Switch when the 2018 release date rolls around.

But it’s bad news for Wii U owners, because the game has been cancelled on the Nintendo Switch predecessor.

The decision was made by creator Koji Igarashi, who apologised to Wii U backers in a new Kickstarter update.

“During our Kickstarter campaign, the Wii U was at the height of its popularity,” Igarashi explained. “But the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.

“This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch.”

Wii U pledges will be automatically shifted to Nintendo Switch, or backers have until April 20 to request a refund. Alternatively, fans can opt for PS4, Xbox One, PC or PlayStation Vita versions of the game.

The article first appeared in express.co.uk