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Get ready for the Octoling amiibos with this nifty trailer

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Splatoon 2's upcoming Octoling amiibo that shows off the special costumes you'll unlock with them. It also reconfirms the December 7, 2018 release date that we already knew. The Octoling girl will unl...

 
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Splatoon 2's Splatoween masks have in-game effects

We reported just the other day how Nintendo's online shooter Splatoon 2 would be celebrating the spoopy month of October with a special Splatoween weekend. Well, now it appears that the creepy in-game masks that players can wear in match ar...

 
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Here are the weapons from Splatoon 2's new 'Kensa Collection'

Yesterday saw the release of Version 4.1.0 - expected to be the final major update - in Nintendo Switch shooter Splatoon 2. The update brings to the multiplayer title a new map, Skipper Pavilion, new music tracks from SashiMori and Diss-Pai...

 
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Splatoon 2 version 4.1.0 launches today with final 'new' map

Today sees the launch of the recently-teased Version 4.1.0 in Nintendo's colourful multiplayer shooter, Splatoon 2. This update brings with it a selection of new content, but is also to be considered the last major update the popular Switch...

 
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Splatfests changing form as Splatoon 2 details Version 4.0

Yesterday, during Nintendo's latest Direct presentation, we got to see a hip music video announce the upcoming arrival of Version 4.0 to colourful Switch shooter Splatoon 2. Since the announcement new details have been revealed on the offic...

 
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Cute Splatoon Inkling Girl Figma now available for pre-order

Toy purveyors Good Smile Co. have opened pre-orders on Max Factory's latest Figma, based on marketing superstar Inkling Girl of Nintendo's online shooter series Splatoon 2.Inkling girl is available in both standard and DX format. The former...

 
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Turns out not every game will support cloud saves on Switch

When we first got details about Nintendo's upcoming "Switch Online" service, one of the promises was cloud saving for "most Nintendo Switch games". While it may have been naive to assume that Nintendo was just being cheeky, I honestly didn'...

 
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Splatoon 2's redundant battle of Fork vs Spoon begins tonight

Tonight, the North American Splatoon 2 community will lock-and-load their respective ink-shooters and sally forth into battle over one of the most God-awful splatfest topics of all-time: Do you prefer a Fork or a Spoon?Clearly decided five ...

 
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Splatoon 2's next Japanese splatfest ignites chocolate war

If you haven't realised by now, when it comes to Japan and their Splatoon 2's splatfests, they are often sponsored by various promotions. This latest face-off is no different, concerning forms of popular biscuit/chocolate products produced ...

 
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Splatoon 2 update fixes its bubble-blowing problems

Nintendo has dropped a small update for its Switch arena-shooter Splatoon 2. Version 3.2.1, which is already live in game, was mostly implemented to stop an issue involving the Bubble Blower special.In the past, unleashing bubble-hell upon ...

 
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Splatoon 2's civil war splatfest declares narrow victory

After a few days of ink-flinging online mayhem, the horror that is Nintendo's latest splatfest, which took place globally on Splatoon 2, has finally come to its conclusion. It was close, real close, but now that the ink has dried in North A...

 
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Splatoon 2 civil war starts today, whose side are you on?

The battle lines are drawn, the ink tanks are full. Octolings and Squid Kids align nervously, checking their respective weapons, catching the fear and trepidation in each other's eyes. The new Splatoon 2 splatfest, one of the most controver...

 
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Surprisingly, Splatoon 2's singers aren't actual inklings

I know I shouldn't be surprised to learn that human beings are behind the music of the Splatoon series, but putting faces to the weird voices that the inklings have is a little surreal for me. Nintendo of Japan has uploaded a video promotin...

 
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Splatoon 2's 'Spy Gear' DLC is Diamonds are Forever bad

The community for Nintendo's popular arena-shooter Splatoon 2 were left scratching their heads a little last month. Having been told that news was coming on June 9 that would "Shock the World". It turned out to be that some "Spy Gear" was t...

 
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Albacore Hotel and new weapons batch hits Splatoon 2

Since Splatoon 2 received its Version 3.0 update a couple of months back, new weapons have been received in monthly batches, as opposed to arriving weekly. Fans logging in today will find a fun new foursome of tools, with which to paint the...

 
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Splatoon's International Orange Juice War declares victor

This weekend saw North American and European fans of the Nintendo Switch shooter Splatoon 2 face off in a battle over the consistency of a good old glass of OJ. Do you prefer it with or without pulp?After all of the points were tabulated fr...

 
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Squid shall not eat Squid

Speaking in an interview with Kotaku's Cecilia D'Anastasio, Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami revealed that the diet of Splatoon 2's populace, the Inklings, could actually consist of, among other things, squid.Asked what foods exist within...

 
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Splatoon 2's International Orange Juice Wars begin today

Tonight sees the start of Splatoon 2's new splatfest, taking place in Europe and North America, with eager players fighting it out on the Switch arena-shooter over orange juice texture.Pearl and her devoted foot-stools (such as myself) will...

 
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Book a few messy nights at Splatoon 2's Albacore Hotel map

Nintendo UK revealed a new map coming to Switch arena-shooter Splatoon 2 soon. The Albacore Hotel is next in a long line of updates and additions that have graced the popular multiplayer title in recent months.Set atop a snazzy plaza, the m...

 
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Sanrio-themed Splatoon 2 tournament declares ultimate victor

While most gaming fans were getting stuck elbows-deep into all of E3's gaming news this weekend, over in Japan the Splatoon community fought it out in the Grand Finals of the four-week splatfest to determine the cutest Sanrio character.It a...

 
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Nintendo Japan details Splatoon 2's June weapons drop

Nintendo have revealed the next batch of weapons that will be landing in the arsenal of their messy arena-shooter Splatoon 2 in June. Since Version 3.0 launched, these monthly drops have replaced the weekly weapons, which previously arrived...

 
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Japan's Sanrio-themed splatfest kicks off in Splatoon 2 today

While North America and Europe fight it out over Splatoon 2's TMNT-themed splatfest tournament, Japan locks and loads for round one of their own character battle.Today sees the start of a three-week tournament to ascertain the Splatoon comm...

 
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Who've you got in this weekend's Splatoon 2 TMNT final?

After a fortnight of dust-ups, the North American and European Splatoon 2 communities will face-off, one more time, to decide who is the greatest Teenage Mutant Hero Turtle: Raphael or Donatello?Raphael beat team-leader Leonardo in round on...

 
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Splatoon news coming in June will 'shock the world'

According to this week's issue of Japanese publication Weekly Jump, Nintendo have some news to share about their cheerful arena-shooting IP Splatoon, news that will apparently "shock the world".That's all we're given to go on, so it could b...

 

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