Welcome back to yet another Miketendo64’s Ammo Knights Newsletter, our weekly helping of dedicated coverage of upcoming weaponry and specials for Splatoon 2, and whatever Splatoon 2 news that happens to fall into our hands.
While there is a new weapon being added this weekend to talk about, there is a whole load of other content to sieve through as well, so in what will be our longest Newsletter yet, first up, here’s everything we have intercepted from the tumblr side of the Squid Research Lab. talk about the new and returning stages that are on their way:
Walleye Warehouse: (Out in Mid-December)
Hmm… I feel like I’ve seen this stage somewere before…
OH RIGHT! It’s Walleye Warehouse! There are likely a lot of veteran Inklings who still recall exciting and fierce battles that took place here.
It appears that the online shopping market has been growing enormously even in this squid world, and the warehouse is operating at full capacity. Walleye Warehouse will be open for battle in mid-December!
Shellendorf Institute: (Out in January)
The Shellendorf Institute is a prestigious museum that’s been educating young Inklings for over 120 years. And it’s now also a battle stage! While you’re playing, please be careful to treat the exhibits with respect–especially the giant ancient fossil suspended from the ceiling.
We’re a bit surprised that the museum agreed to host ink battles here, but maybe attendance has been down lately. I know you’re excited, but hold your sea horses–they won’t be opening their doors until January.
Arowana Mall: (Out in February)
This is Arowana Mall. The deep, long stage structure will look familiar to players of the original Splatoon game, but the tenants of the mall have changed in the past couple of years. In addition, the mall has been renovated here and there. Arowana Mall is scheduled to re-open to the public in early February.
Salmonid Smokeyard: (New Salmon Run Stage)
Salmon Run is getting a new stage tomorrow called Salmonid Smokeyard. A wide gap on the beach divides two upper platforms, with fan lifts being the quickest way to traverse the two platforms. If you want to meet the Golden Egg quota, teamwork will be required to use the fan lifts effectively, especially during high tide!
In addition to stages above, there’s another wave of information, which you can see right here:
The Crust Bucket’s Menu is Expanding:
Crusty Sean’s food truck, The Crust Bucket, will be adding a couple new items to menu starting tonight. The Triple-Fried Galactic Shwaffle will increase your battle cash by 150%, and the Galactic Seanwich will increase your battle experience by 150%. Just like other items, the effect lasts for 20 battles. Tickets can be earned in Salmon Run or The Shoal.
New Weapon Details: (Glooga Dualies, Squeezer & Undercover Brella)
We discovered some details on a few of the upcoming weapons spotted in the recent trailer:
Glooga Dualies are a dualie-type weapon whose power increases immediately following a dodge-roll.
The Squeezer is a shooter-type where pulling the trigger once will squirt out a single high-power ink shot. But you can also hold down to fire continuously.
The Undercover Brella is a brella-type with lower durability but lets you fire even while the protective canopy is open. We’ll continue to bring you our research on these upcoming weapons before their release.
Famitsu Magazine Content Results:
The Japanese branch of the Squid Research Lab recently informed us that another Squid Fashion Contest was recently held in Famitsu Magazine.
The winner of the graffiti design division is this wild piece designed by Kazoo from Hokkaido, Japan. You’ll be able to check it out in Walleye Warehouse soon!
We also heard the winner in the gear design division from the Famitsu Magazine contest was this ghillie-suit outfit designed by Puroron from Hyogo, Japan.
This classic survival style outfit is combined with a bold seaweed-style. We heard this item will be added to the shops via the November 23rd update.
Stars are for Everyone, but you can Only have 1:
This major software update will also raise the level cap to 99. If you talk to Judd when you reach Level 99, he’ll reset your level to ★1. If you do this, the start icon next to your level will show your foes that you mean business. From there, you can continue to raise your level up to ★99. No matter how many times you reset, your in-game Level will only display with one star emblem, but you can check how many times you’ve reset your level on the SplatNet 2 app.
Discerning Inklings can’t stop talking about the band Ink Theory. This classically trained, all-female 6-piece band creates jazz and samba-inspired battle music. They owe their unique sound to a blend of academic music theory and modern sensibilities. Ink Theory’s eclectic approach makes them quite popular with young Inklings and middle-aged Inklings alike.
There’s also a really cool video posted by Nintendo on YouTube that shows off the recording process and it is well worth the watch, even if it is short:
Lastly, as well as a certain version 2.0.0 which goes live for Splatoon 2 today at 17:00 PT (02:00 CEST on November 24th) the Hydra Splatling will be added to Splatoon 2 in time for the weekend. No exact details have been shared regarding the weapon, but a list of the dates and times it becomes available can be see here:
18:00 PT (November 24th)
21:00 ET (November 24th)
02:00 BST/UTC (November 25th)
03:00 CEST/UTC+1 (November 25th)
11:00 JST (November 25th)
Until next time, Stay Fresh and thank you for putting up with such a long instalment.