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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


[Random] Say Hello to Li’l Judd

Yesterday the mini Judd was revealed to be named Kojudge-kun and today, thanks to the Squid Research Lab, his English name has been revealed, along with additional details. Brace yourselves, for you are about to learn all about the ball of cuteness that is Li’l Judd: Continue reading [Random] Say Hello to Li’l Judd

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)

[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

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.




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