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Splatoon's SplatNet services closing at the end of the month

The SplatNet service, used by the original Splatoon on Wii U, will be closing its servers come the end of September.The service, which is used to gather player statistics and friend's online status, will shut down on September 30, just a mo...

 
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Splatoon is getting an anime adaptation

For those unaware, Splatoon 2 has a manga currently going that somehow ties in with the game's plot. I guess it has been popular enough to receive an anime adaptation, because that is exactly what's happening. CoroCoro Comic, the publishers...

 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 2)

44. That is how many different games were named by Destructoid writers in their top 10 lists. 44 games, of all different genres and types, our writers deemed excellent enough to include in their vote for the Destructoid top 10 games for the...

 
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How to Stay Fresh in Japan

I make no secret about my love of Splatoon. I've thanked Nintendo on several occasions for creating a product specifically for me, and I hope they get around to making something specifically for each of you in turn. Thanks to Nintendo's Bad...

 
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Nintendo is using Splatoon to sell Paper Mario: Color Spash

One time I was at Disney's California Adventure, watching the World of Color light/water show. There was a giant Genie from Aladdin screaming "DO YOU LIKE BLUE?!" somewhat too enthusiastically, the excitement on his tongue sounding more lik...

 
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Splatoon demo returning next week

For any of the people who were holding out on grabbing Splatoon, Nintendo is bringing back the Testfire demo next week. Now you, too, can experience the glory of the squid sisters on your own. The demo will be running from August 25 - 28 be...

 
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Here are the stages you picked for Splatoon's last Splatfest

Hark, the end of Splatoon is nigh. Well, the end of new content at least. As previously announced, the last ever Splatfest is going to be Callie versus Marie, in a Squid Sister battle to the death. That's going down tomorrow, July 22, ...

 
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Nintendo Network will have extra Splatoon maintenance today

While small maintenance windows in the dead of night are commonplace in the console era, there's a few big periods coming up for Nintendo systems that are worth noting. Today, July 11, from 5PM to 7PM PT, there will be a maintenance period ...

 
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Amazon now has the Squid Sisters and other Splatoon amiibo

After being up at Best Buy for weeks, all of you folks who were holding out for Amazon for the new Splatoon amiibo wave can now finally pull the trigger. Today, the new line launches, which includes the Squid Sisters Callie & Marie...

 
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Smartphone game effortlessly rips Splatoon

So uh...Sepia Go? I think I can see where the development team got their "inspiration." This one has been making the rounds this past week, in what amounts to a Chinese-made Splatoon knockoff. It's surprisingly faithful, from the hub w...

 
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These two Splatoon amiibo dioramas look dope

Splatoon, even with its shortcomings, has been a fun new property for Nintendo. While everyone chides them for "doing the same thing over and over,' they sure have a lot of great original properties like Pushmo and Dillon's Rolling Western....

 
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Stay fresh: New Splatoon amiibo up for pre-order

Best Buy has released the pre-order floodgates for the new Splatoon amiibo, which are set to arrive on July 8 in the west. As a reminder, here's what's new -- the Squid Sisters (Callie & Marie) have never been released before, and ...

 
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Splatoon is getting more DLC, and playing cards!

The average time period for support for a typical shooter these days (outliers like Team Fortress 2 withstanding) is roughly a year. Splatoon, a game that even some Nintendo employees were unsure about before launch, has since bec...

 
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The newest Splatfest wants to know how you like to party

The newest Splatfest is on the way, and for the first time ever it will be running in all regions simultaneously. Teaming up with Nintendo’s mobile app Miitomo, Splatoon’s latest event is trying to decide which is better between...

 
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Staaaay fresh with Squid Sisters amiibo

Callie and Marie, Splatoon's "Squid Sisters," are getting amiibo figures this July. The toys will be available in Japan from July 7, North America and Europe the following day, and Australia and New Zealand starting July 9, Nintendo's vario...

 
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Almost one year later, Splatoon is still being updated

Can you believe it?It's been nearly a year since Splatoon launched last May. And with this April 12 update, that would make it almost a year since Nintendo has been sporadically supporting the game with new levels, weapons, and other c...

 
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Splatoon has an official lint roller, ya filthy animals

Some of you know this, but I have a cat. And boy, what a cat he is. As such, I am perpetually covered in lint. Look at that luxurious hair. Sure, if I'm wearing black, it's doubly apparent, but I have lily white bath towels equally covered...

 
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Your next Splatoon Splatfest is snowmen vs. sandcastles

Splatoon isn't done just yet, and although it's very clear that we're going to get a sequel of some sort (possibly with another creature), the live team is still hard at work on ancillary updates, which includes Splatfests. The next co...

 
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Nintendo isn't done updating Splatoon this year

"It ain't over yet for Splatoon." As discussed during the Nintendo Direct presentation this afternoon, the inky shooter will continue to improve this year with more updates. First up, a patch is dropping on March 8 (March 9 in Europe) that ...

 
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Splatoon is getting its own themed candy

Splatoon continues its steady rise to the top of the Wii U's all-time greats list and the cultural zeitgeist with...candy. Yep, over in Japan, Nobel is going to release special Splatoon themed candy which are shaped like squids an...

 
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Splatoon's battle over Pokemon Red vs. Blue is underway

On the off chance that, like me, you follow news about Splatoon's online events but can't seem to retain the information for more than a day at most, here's a timely reminder: the Pokémon Red vs. Pokémon Blue Splatfest is live...

 
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Splatoon: Which is better, Pokemon Red or Blue?

Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue? Splatoon's latest Splatfest is forcing us choose between them. Players will need to pick a side by next Friday, February 19 at 10pm PT, when the shooter's latest special event is set to begin....

 
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Splatoon producer hints at more potential DLC

Although Splatoon's regular content updates came to an end last month, I'm sure Nintendo will be popping in occasionally to spice things up. At a recent tournament for the game producer Hisoshi Nogami confirmed just that, noting there might...

 
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Here's Splatoon's final map, Ancho-V Games

Splatoon’s final map, Ancho-V Games, will roll out at 6.00pm PT today in the US, and tomorrow in Europe. This final stage is set within the office of an independent video game developer.

 
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Splatoon is getting its final new weapon tomorrow

Nintendo has been lovely about bringing new content to Splatoon over the last six or so months, but tomorrow's new addition, the Custom Hydra Splatling, will be the last weapon added to the paint-based multiplayer shooter, according to the ...

 
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Next week's Splatfest is all about time travel

Splatoon wants to know: do you prefer The Flintstones or The Jetsons? Well, not really. They want to know what you would do if you could travel through time. Would you go backward or forward? I'd probably go back and tell little Zack t...

 
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Splatoon is getting the new 'Piranha Pit' map soon

It's crazy how much Nintendo has added to Splatoon over time, and it's easy to see why it earned our Wii U Game of the Year award. It's about to get even more packed too, as the Piranha Pit map will be added to the game soon -- either ...

 
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Splatoon is getting the Rapid Pro Blaster tomorrow

In true Splatoon fashion, new items are being added to the game all the time, and this week sees the addition of the Rapid Pro Blaster. It'll drop tomorrow on Christmas day at 11AM JST, and based on the screenshot above, it looks pretty fun...

 
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These new Splatoon maps look like good fun

Splatoon isn't done giving out content, which is great, because many of us aren't done playing. The next major update is going to be a pair of maps: Ancho-V Games and Piranha Pit. One is set in a swanky office with raisable platforms (like ...

 
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Splatoon celebrates 1 million sold in Japan with a concert

Everyone's favorite podcast (credit Animal Crossing with that joke) Splatoon sold one million danged copies in Japan and Nintendo is celebrating the success of its original Wii U game with a newly announced Squid Sisters concert on January...

 
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Splatoon's festive Splatfest is naughty vs. nice

I've missed the last couple Splatfests, but game of the year nominee discussion has me in the mood to get back into Splatoon. The next event is a good one, too. It's team naughty vs. team nice! The 24-hour battle begins Friday, December 18 ...

 
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It's burgers vs. pizza in the newest Splatoon Splatfest

I love the forced extremes of the Splatoon Splatfests -- it's one or the other. In this case, it's a no-brainer choosing pizza over hamburgers. I mean, what culture doesn't love pizza? It utterly surprised me during my first visit to Japan ...

 
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New Splatoon map coming out tomorrow

During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced the immediate DLC plans for its hit multiplayer shooter Splatoon. Starting today, an update with new gear will be rolling out. The bigger deal is the new map, Museum d'Alfonsino. It comes o...

 
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Splatoon concept art reveals urinal warp zones

A 320-page Splatoon art book was recently released in Japan and it's chock full of never-before-seen images and notes about the game's production. A lot of it is the kind stuff you might expect to see in a book of this type, though a small ...

 
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Splatoon to settle the pirates vs. ninjas debate

Now this is a Splatfest worth getting behind. Nintendo will thrust Splatoon players into the familiar pirates versus ninjas debate just in time for Halloween. The stage is set: 9:00pm Pacific on October 30. The ensuing 24 hours of online ba...

 
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There's a new Wii U bundle coming to the UK, and it's good

Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon are both pretty good games that came exclusively to the Wii U. The Wii U is a pretty nice console that's not selling very well. Nintendo's solution? A 32GB Wii U bundled with digital copies of our favorite kart rac...

 
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Splatoon launches free web app SplatNet

It's been a bit of a wait, but Nintendo has localized SplatNet at last. The Splatoon web app lets you see which maps are coming up next in the rotation, look over your loadout and stats, and peek at what your friends are up to, among other ...

 
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It's cars vs. planes in the upcoming Splatfest

Splatoon has covered some thoughtful topics with its Splatfest events: cats vs. dogs, sleeping vs. eating, art vs. science. Next Friday, October 9 at 9:00pm Pacific in North America, players will compete against each other to determine if c...

 
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Splatoon's Hammerhead Bridge drops tonight

The Splatoon community has outpaced me. I can hold my own on the original maps, but the last couple? Not a chance. Here is another, Hammerhead Bridge, to add to that list. It joins the rotation tonight at 7:00pm Pacific.

 

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