Today’s the big day! The day Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sees its worldwide release and although our review is running late, it’s almost finished, but I can’t help but put it on hold as I give this turn of events priority!
It seems Super Mario Run isn’t the only thing that’s celebrating Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s release today, as the official Japanese Splatoon Twitteraccount is also celebrating by sharing a special piece of art that you can see right here:
With both Inkling Girl and Boy making their debut in the newly released racer, of course the Splatoon account would want to honour the game that has incorporated the Splatoon brand, by way of incorporating two characters with different colour skins available, plus the Urchin Underpass stage and the all new Splat Buggy!
So since are available to use right from the start, how many of you reading this purchased Mario Kart 8 Deluxe today and what do you make of the inky additions? Let us know!
After being teased of the events between Squid Sisters Callie & Marie that passed after the final Splatfest. The first chapter in the Squid Sisters Stories has been uploaded to the official Splatoon Website. you can check out the story below.
Hard to beleive that the last Splatfest in Splatoon ended 9 months ago. The theme was the Squid Sisters Callie & Marie themselves and though Team Marie proved victorious, the was no ill will between the two when the Splatfest ended, which is what we are lead to believe. However, the Squid Research Lab have been researching the Squid Sisters and have issued a report that something is amiss between the two. Below is the report as seen from the Squid Research Lab’s Tumblr account.
Back in 2015, the Splatoon manga made its debut in CoroCoro and while another Splatoon manga is set to begin in the June issue of CoroCoro, VIZ Media has announced they will be bringing the 2015 Splatoon manga to the West later on this year!
Announcement: SPLATOON, the manga series inspired by the hit Nintendo game makes it's debut late 2017! Join the Turf War!🦑 pic.twitter.com/kmOGQJaMf7
Splatoon has taken to their tumblr account to share more on what the new series of amiibo will do in Splatoon 2. You will be able to bring your amiibo friend into the game and take in-game photos with them and also customize them with your preferred gear and load-outs so you can use them on a friend’s Switch. You can check out the extracts from the blog below. Continue reading Splatoon 2 Amiibo Compatibility Detailed→
As our April 2017 Nintendo Direct coverage draws to a close, it’s time to share the piece de resistance, a gallery article that shows off all the newly revealed amiibo and their associated boxart, so let’s get this gallery underway!
Splatoon 2 amiibo
Smash Bros amiibo
Zelda 30th Anniversary amiibo
Which out of all the amiibo shown will you be aiming to add to your collection this year? Let us know!
With more news regarding Splatoon 2 dropping when we lease expect it, a whole ton of news, coverage and information has made its way online and we’re on hand to compile it all and share it in a single place. Best make yourselves comfortable, this one is going to be a long one!
Today’s first piece information is to do with the Spawn Points seen and used in Splatoon 2. Admittedly we have previously learned all we really needed to know about them and have seen them in action (provided you played last month’s Testfire or watched footage of it), but the Squid Research Lab have finally gotten round to posting an English report on regarding Spawn Points and we have a coup of that report, right here: Continue reading Spawn Points, Trend Changes, Kojudge-kun & Special Weapons! (Splatoon 2)→
I hope you’re not getting bored of all the Splatoon 2 news we’ve been sharing lately, because now we’ve got something else to cover!
Do you remember back in when we first got to learn about the Diadema Amphitheater stage? Well as expected that name in particular is not the English name. The English name is Starfish Mainstage and the Squid Research Lab has posted a quick report about the arena, which we’re sharing right here: Continue reading A Quick Lesson on Splatoon 2’s Starfish Mainstage→
Get ready for more Splatoon 2 news straight from the official Japanese Twitteraccount for Splatoon, because we’ve got some!
In the first Splatoon, if a player didn’t like the abilities their gear came with, they could pay a visit to Spyke the Sea Urchin and either pay him with coins to reroll gear abilities, or with Super Sea Snails and a similar thing can be done in Splatoon 2.
If you are over 18, live in the US, own a copy of Splatoon and a Wii U with internet connection, you and 3 of your friends could win a trip to go to E3 2017. Battlefy are hosting an online Splatoon tournament and if you meet all the criteria above and have the skills to go head to head with some pretty tough competion, you could be be going to E3 2017 and see what Nintendo has in store at the Expo (along with the other Game companies and Developers that will also be there)
This is What Nintendo have stated about the Tournament:
“The qualifying round (Turf War) is on April 22 at 11 a.m. PT, but make sure to log in early and click the ‘Check In’ button an hour before tournament time. Once the bracket is seeded, you can set up your qualifying match using Battlefy’s Private Match Chat and then proceed to splat your way to hopeful victory. The top 16 teams in the qualifying round will then move on to the finals. In the finals, teams will play Turf War, Splat Zones and Tower Control in succession in single-elimination best-of-five play until only two teams remain. The Grand Finals will see the final two teams doing battle in Rainmaker mode to determine the winner. The finals will begin on April 29 at 11 a.m. PT.”
You will need to register your team (along with an optional back-up) if you would like to take part in the competion. you can use the following link here.
Just like in the original game, Splatoon 2 will also feature Gear as a means to customize your character As before, Gear is divided into 3 categories; Headgear, clothes & Shoes and each item of gear can possess different abilities like Ink Saver, Quick Respawn and more. Because the world of Splatoon revolves around mass defiling of public property and also fashion , you can expect the inklings to be wearing all the latest trends in Inkopolis Square
It is Friday the 24thof 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→