Category Archives: Splatoon 2

[Random] Official Splatoon Twitter Account Shows Off Special Art To Celebrate The Release Of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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 Twitter account 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!

Source: @SplatoonJP


[Random] E3 2017 Will See Nintendo Host a Special Pre-Release Splatoon 2 Tournament

Still on the fence about whether or not you should attend E3 this year? Well how’s this for an incentive, before Splatoon 2 sees its worldwide Switch release, Nintendo will be hosting a special exhibition tournament, and although the announcement doesn’t state it, there is a high probability the tournament will be open to all attendees! Continue reading [Random] E3 2017 Will See Nintendo Host a Special Pre-Release Splatoon 2 Tournament

Splatoon 2 Amiibo Compatibility Detailed

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

[Gallery] New amiibo Showcase (April 2017, Zelda, Smash Bros & Splatoon 2)

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!

Source: Nintendo of America PR

Spawn Points, Trend Changes, Kojudge-kun & Special Weapons! (Splatoon 2)

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)

A Quick Lesson on Splatoon 2’s Starfish Mainstage

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

Introducing Splatoon 2’s New Humpback Pump Track and Murch!

Ready those ink brains of yours Inklings as we’ve got another helping of Splatoon 2 news for you to digest and it is good!

First up, straight from the official Splatoon tumblr account, a new stage has been introduced and it is the Humpback Pump Track and as well as an official overview, we’ve also got a whole bunch of pics, so for your viewing pleasure, here it all is: Continue reading Introducing Splatoon 2’s New Humpback Pump Track and Murch!

Rerolling Gear Abilities Returns in Splatoon 2

Get ready for more Splatoon 2 news straight from the official Japanese Twitter account 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.

  Continue reading Rerolling Gear Abilities Returns in Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 Will Also Feature Gear

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


splatoon 2 gear


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)

[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:

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!


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