Category Archives: Splatoon

Splatoon 2 is Data Friendly (Uses around 150mb per 1 Hour of Gameplay)


A couple of hours ago, the final event of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire came to an end and with it ended Switch owners chance at trying out the colourful shooter.

 

But while the event is over, yesterday we got to learn something rather important indeed and that is whilst Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubb partook in one of the testfire events, during an entire hour he played, he did so whilst tethering from his phone and come the end of the session, he only used 150mb. Continue reading Splatoon 2 is Data Friendly (Uses around 150mb per 1 Hour of Gameplay)

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[Feature] Splatoon 2 Global Testfire First Impressions


It is Friday the 24th of March and the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is now underway, but with the first event over, it’s time to sit back, take stock of the event and air some first impressions of colourful sequel.

So what do I think of Splatoon 2 after having played it for nearly an hour? Well, I like it, the opening tutorial features clear instructions and smooth gameplay, but that smooth gameplay soon dissipated when I tried my hand engaging in Turf Wars. Granted that could have been down to my own internet connection, but being as so others were also experiencing issues similar to myself, it’s doubtful. Continue reading [Feature] Splatoon 2 Global Testfire First Impressions

[Guide] Get Ready for Splatoon 2’s Testfire with the Ultimate Lesson in the Testfire Arsenal


With the Splatoon 2 Testfire set to get underway tomorrow, a little earlier today, official Japanese details and videos regarding the available weapon sets made its way to the internet. Fast forward a good few hours, the English details have followed suit and since there’s a ton of information, it’s only natural we’d want to compile it all into one place.

Continue reading [Guide] Get Ready for Splatoon 2’s Testfire with the Ultimate Lesson in the Testfire Arsenal

Nintendo Treehouse Will Live Stream the First event of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire


Love Splatoon but unable to participate in the Global Testfire this week because you don’t own a Nintendo Switch? Not to worry, Nintendo has you covered.

The Nintendo Treehouse team will be on hand to live stream the very first event, which kicks off at 12:00 p.m. PT (15:00 p.m. ET/19:00 p.m. UTC for the UK,) on Friday the 24th of March. So even if you can’t play yourself, at least you can get a proper look at the game is really like and what you can expect from the full game. Make sure you save the link below:

http://live.nintendo.com/

But if you do own a Switch, in that case be sure to study the image below as it contains the controls you will need to commit to memory if you expect to win and remember, Stay Fresh!

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Source: Nintendo

[Feature] Splatoon 2’s Totally Inkredible Wet Floor


As far as the Inkling world is concerned, Staying Fresh, inking everything in Turf Wars, keeping up with the latest trends and music are four majorly important factors.

 

In fact they’re all so equally important (especially music) that Splatoon 2 has quite a few musical acts and now the Squid Research Lab has taken it upon itself to tell us all about the musical act, Wet Floor! So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to share that information right here: Continue reading [Feature] Splatoon 2’s Totally Inkredible Wet Floor

Splatoon 2’s Global Testfire Demo is now Available in Europe


After keeping everyone in Europe waiting long enough, the Global Testfire demo is now available in the European eShop.

 

So just in case you are in Europe and haven’t downloaded the demo just yet and don’t know how to get it, here’s the most direct way how to. Turn on your Switch, head straight to the eShop and you should see it in the middle of the top row. Click on it and then click to download the demo.

Just remember that just as soon as it comes through, you will not be able to access it until the 24th of February, which is when the testfire gets underway and ends on Sunday of next week.

 

Source: Nintendo Switch eShop

A Few Things to Expect from the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire Next Weekend


While the Global Testfire demo still hasn’t come to the European eShop, it is available in the North American and Japanese eShop and in preparation of next weekend, more details have come to light.

Continue reading A Few Things to Expect from the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire Next Weekend

Global Testfire Demo for Splatoon 2 is Available now! (For Japan & North America)


The time to get our ink on is almost upon us, are you ready?

 

With the first Splatoon 2 Global Testfire set to dominate all next weekend, the downloadable demo is available now from the eShop, for North America and Japan. Granted you can’t actually do anything with it as soon as it’s downloaded until next weekend, but it’s small in size anyway so it won’t take up too much space on your Switch if that’s something you were worried about. Continue reading Global Testfire Demo for Splatoon 2 is Available now! (For Japan & North America)

[Random] Behold the New and Improved Ink Tank! (Splatoon 2)


Set 2 years on from Splatoon 1, time has moved on in Inkopolis as a new era has been ushered in and with it, a brand new Ink Tank!

According to the tweet above, the Ink Tank is now made from different materials, possesses a new shape and is more shock resistance than ever before. And that concludes today’s Splatoon 2. Stay tuned for me and don’t forget to Stay Fresh!

 

Source: @SplatoonJP (Twitter)

 

[Random] Spawn Points are No Longer Just Domestically Made (Splatoon 2)


Once again the Japanese Twitter account for the Splatoon series is back with another image promoting Splatoon 2 and this time it’s of a Spawn Point.

Continue reading [Random] Spawn Points are No Longer Just Domestically Made (Splatoon 2)

[Feature] A Quick Lesson in Splatoon 2’s Returning Weapon Classes


While Splatoon 2 is indeed getting a whole lot of new content, such as hair styles, weapons and some fun looking arena, it still has plenty of old arsenal that fans couldn’t get enough of in Splatoon 1. Continue reading [Feature] A Quick Lesson in Splatoon 2’s Returning Weapon Classes

[Random] Stay Fresh with Emperi! A New Clothing Brand for Splatoon 2


Just in case a new setting, a new story, new weapons and arenas wasn’t enough to properly establish Splatoon 2 as a true sequel, maybe this well.

That tweet you see above is the reveal of a brand new clothing brand for Splatoon 2, one that is described as being a casual, sporty street fashion that combines various cultures, such as art & music. I don’t know about you but this new line sure is one way to Stay Fresh with Splatoon 2.  I will need to see more of it though before I fully commit to it. How about you our delightful readers?

 

Source: @SplatoonJP (Twitter)

​[Random] The 360 Big Spin is How Jellyfish Get Down in Splatoon 2!


Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something like this gets shared!

No you are not seeing things, you really are looking at a Skateboarding Jellyfish and this little bit of craziness is something we can hope to encounter in Splatoon 2 and the official tumblr blog has something to say about it:

That’s called a 360 Big Spin.  And this is a backside manual into a kickflip. Skateboard tricks are incredible, but they don’t always turn out the way you’d like. That’s part of their magic. Unlike the battle-busy Inklings, the jellyfish kids are as chill and relaxed as ever.



So I think the first thing I do after I buy Splatoon 2  later on this year, is hunt down this Jellyfish. What about you?

Source: Splatoonus (tumblr)

Rollers Will Never be the Same again! (Splatoon 2)


Once again, more information concerning Splatoon 2 has been shared via Twitter and while the original post is in Japanese, a translation has also been provided on Twitter by @PushDustIn:

As someone who frequently used Roller-type weapons in the last game, I can easily see myself using them once more. How about you guys?

 

Source: @SplatoonJP (Twitter) & @PushDustIn (Twitter)

New to Splatoon 2! (Diadema Amphitheater)


Today on Twitter, a new arena Splatoon 2 has been revealed and with it, a bunch of photos and something of a description, so let’s dive right in shall we?

Continue reading New to Splatoon 2! (Diadema Amphitheater)