The Splatoon 2 Testfire app, which for all intents and purposes is a multiplayer beta, is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop in the UK.

At 410mb the download shouldn't take all that long to complete, meaning you'll be ready begin playing with the first session begins at 7pm on Friday, March 24.

Here's the complete schedule of playtimes, some of which are more suitable for UK gamers than others.

Friday 24th March

19:00 - 19:59 GMT

Saturday 25th March

03:00 - 03:59 GMT

11:00 - 11:59 GMT

19:00 - 19:59 GMT

Sunday 26th March

04:00 - 04:59 BST

12:00 - 12:59 BST

Those taking part will be able to participate in 4-on-4 Turf War action in Musselforge Fitness and The Reef. A range of main weapons will also be available, including the Splat Dualies, plus remixed versions of the Splattershot, Splat Roller and Splat Charger.

Source: Nintendo