Starting on Aug. 25, you can download the Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere demo to learn the basics of the game through a tutorial. The demo festival will launch for 12 hours (9am-9pm PT) on Aug. 27. With over 12 hours of playable content, gamers are wondering if the progress made during gameplay will carry over to when the game begins fully releases on Sept. 9.
Does the Splatoon 3 demo save your progress?
Though Nintendo has neither confirmed nor denied whether the progress made during the demo fest will carry over towards the official release, it does not look like it will. There is currently no functionality for user name inputs or any other form of software that would allow users to save the progress they made during the demo.
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While many of the demos released by Nintendo allow you to save the progress made during the demo period, non-saving demos appear to be a feature of the Splatoon franchise. Splatoon 2 also did not offer an option to save progress during its demo. The demo seems to be offered as a teaser and a chance to dip your toes into the new world before the official release.
Though it may be disappointing not to be able to save the progress generated during the demo period, Splatfest is gearing up to be a fun event that will allow users to acquaint themselves with the new platform before the official launch.