Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Massive Server Outage (But the Twitter Hashtag is Pretty Golden) (UPDATED)

Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Massive Server Outage (But the Twitter Hashtag is Pretty Golden) (UPDATED)

Update: The official Japanese Splatoon Twitter account confirmed that the Testfire has been extended for another hour:

Fans who awaited the second Splatoon Global Testfire today have been meet with disappointment: severe server outages due to high volumes of traffic caused many players to receive the following error message during the actual hour of the global beta testing (thanks to Twitter user  for the screenshot):

Splatoon Testfire2

And when players checked on the official Nintendo page for the status of the Wii U console’s online, they were greeted by this message:

Splatoon Testfire

At least the hashtag on Twitter (#Splatoon) is pretty great, with plenty of humorous responses to the issue:

It seems that servers, an hour after the Global Testfire was slated began, have begun to work for some. While the Nintendo social media accounts have been silent on the issue, at least it appears they extended the beta.