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Splatoon’s Squid Sisters, All Is Not As It Seems After The Final Splatfest


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.

Squid Sisters ReportSource: Splatoon US

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[Literature] VIZ Media Reveals Localizing of the 2015 Splatoon Manga


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!

Since a number of our readers are Splatoon fans, you can of course expect to see more Splatoon manga related here at Miketendo64 as we will do our very best to keep you update on all its progress.

                                                                         

Source: @VIZMedia (Twitter)

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

Nintendo Direct Incoming! April 12 (US) April 13th (Europe)


A new Nintendo Direct is coming our way and will be largely featuring the upcoming Splatoon 2 & Arms for the Nintendo Switch. That said, the 3DS will be highlighted as well which could be featuring some of the games coming to the handheld console. You can watch the Direct either via Nintendo.com or via their Twitch channel when it goes live at 3:00pm PT/6:00pm ET on (11:00pm UTC/12:00pm CEST) on April 12th (April 13th for those in Europe).

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

Win A Trip To E3 2017 By Playing Battlefy’s Splatoon Tournament! (US Residents Only)


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.

Source: Nintendo PR

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

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[Video] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Overview Trailer & More Details Revealed


More information has surfaced about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe For The Nintendo Switch thanks to latest video uploaded by Nintendo on their YouTube Channel. The Game boasts 48 courses to race on from the get go including all the original tracks of the Wii U Version and all the DLC tracks. There are 42 characters in total with the return of King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Junior will be joining the selection alongside Inkling Boy & Girl from Splatoon.

There are 5 different race speed classes including; 50 cc, 100cc, 150cc, 150cc Mirror & The High Octane 200cc mode will return. Gold Mario will also be an unlockable character if you can complete all 200cc class courses. Miis will also make a return to the asphalt and Splatoon inspired vehicles and parts will be making a new addition to game and a refurbished battle mode which makes brings back the joys and fun of the previous Mario Kart Titles pre-MK8. You can find out more below the break, just after the video.

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Continue reading [Video] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Overview Trailer & More Details Revealed

The Miketendo64 #SwitchWeek Most Wanted Countdown! (In at #6, it’s Splatoon 2)


It’s #SwitchWeek and like we promised, after coming together to compile a list of the collective 7 games we’re looking forwards to most on Switch, by submitting five choices of our own, we are ready to reveal on a daily basis our least anticipated game, to our most excited title! (I wonder what number 1 will be?) Continue reading The Miketendo64 #SwitchWeek Most Wanted Countdown! (In at #6, it’s Splatoon 2)

​[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)

Splatoon 2 Demo Comes to Nintendo Switch in Late March!


Is Splatoon 2 any good? Is it worth getting the day it releases?

Not all of us got to play the game at one of the various Switch events, but if we own a Switch, we will get the chance to play it in March as a Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo will be available from the 24th to the 26th of March, 2017. Continue reading Splatoon 2 Demo Comes to Nintendo Switch in Late March!

More Inkcredible Discoveries Straight From the Squid Research Lab! (LAN Play, Spectator Mode, Musselforge Fitness & Weapons)


Once again the official Splatoon tumblr has pumped out a ton of new information, as the Squid Research Lab has discovered all kinds of new details and elaborated further on previous discoveries, so we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the information and you can see these latest discoveries right here:

 

*Discoveries are in the order of oldest to newest.

Inkopolis is Now Home to 2 Mammals!:

“We’ve just received an image of a small cat-like creature on top of a larger cat-like creature known only as…Judd. Could this young cat be Judd’s offspring?! Or perhaps his younger sibling? Or even something more…sinister? MUAHAHA! Nope. Sorry. There’s no evidence to support that. I just got carried away. Anyway, according to our information from two years back, Judd was supposedly the squid world’s only mammal. Just what happened in the intervening time? We’ll spare no effort to solve this mystery!”

We’ve just received an image of a small cat-like creature on top of a larger cat-like creature known only as…Judd. Could this young cat be Judd’s offspring?! Or perhaps his younger sibling? Or even something more…sinister? MUAHAHA! Nope. Sorry....

Weapon Profile (Heavy Splatling):

“We’ve acquired images of some returning legacy weapons we weren’t able to show at our recent research presentation, so we’ve decided to reveal them here! This is a Splatling-type weapon called the Heavy Splatling. The angle of the signature ink barrels has been adjusted to make for easier maintenance, but aside from that it functions just as the original model did.”

 

Weapon Profile (Slosher):

“In the Slosher category, the crowd-favorite Slosher is also making a return in Splatoon 2. The keen-eyed observer may notice that slight cosmetic adjustments have been made to the Slosher’s handle and suspension arm. These changes are in line with the cosmetic changes that other legacy weapons have recieved. It may seem a trivial change to some, but we at the Squid Research Lab feel that even the smallest changes must be documented in order to keep up with the ever-changing trends of the Inkling world.”

Musselforge Fitness (New Stage for Splatoon 2):

“We’ve gotten a first look inside one of the new stages–Musselforge Fitness. This state of the art work out facility contains a bouldering gym, a regulation-sized pool, and all the treadmills you could ever want. Judging from our research, today’s Inklings are foregoing the calisthenics and aerobics for more back-to-basics, iron-puming workouts.”

 New to Splatoon 2: Spectator Mode for Private Battles:

“Eureka! We’ve just discovered a breakthrough in squid-observation technology! In Splatoon 2, a new feature called Private Battle Spectator View will allow up to two non-players to spectate a Private Battle. These two people act as camera operators in order capture all the action. This is, of course, in addition to the 8 players who fight in the Private Battle. Outstanding!”

*This news is also backed up by Nintendo of America:

 New to Splatoon 2: LAN Play:

“Previously, we’ve reported that Splatoon 2 will allow up to eight Nintendo Switch systems to connect via local wireless to play Private Battles. In addition to this, a new feature called LAN Play will enable players to connect eight docked systems using a wired LAN setup. This feature allows players to create local Private Battle tournaments without the need for an Internet connection.

If you’re willing to put in the work to set up LAN Play, you can also use the Private Battle Spectator View feature by hooking up two additional Nintendo Switch systems. Local wireless play is perfect for your regular gaming get-togethers, but LAN Play is where it’s at when you want to organize a serious tournament event with your fellow players.”

This concludes the latest batch of discoveries from the Squid Research Lab, but with months between now and the time Splatoon 2 releases in the Summer, more shall soon follow. To stay up to date on all discoveries and Stay Fresh., be sure to visit the lab whenever you feel like it by visiting the link below and saving it for future visits.

 

http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/

 

Source: Splatoonus (tumblr) & @SplatoonJP (Twitter)