Nintendo have announced that Splatoon 2 will be updated to Version 5.0.0 in late July adding the Dear Senpai stage from the last 24 hours of Final Fest, along with other Shift Station stages. Also coming around the same time is the above Splatoon 2 Splatfest Replica T-shirts that change appearance to match your team’s coloured ink!
The results of the final Splatoon 2 Splatfest are in with Chaos defeating Order 3-0. Chaos won the Votes 58.05% – 41.95%, the Normal rules 51.39% – 48.61%, and the Pro rules 50.34% – 49.66%. Results announcement video added and a ‘Thank you’ video added below…
Japan’s Favourite Splatoon 2 Weapon is the N-ZAP 85!
The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine has a 78 page feature on Splatoon 2 and includes the results of the readers’ favourite weapons. N-ZAP 85 is the most popular with 428 pts (it was also the most popular in the first game), followed by Dapple Dualies with 403 pts, and Splat Roller with 368 pts. Check out more select poll results below…
This week’s issue (No.1598) of Weekly Famitsu magazine features Splatoon 2 as its cover story. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20! Please note that Play-Asia incorrectly list this issue as No.1600.
Splatoon Producer Says Splatoon 3 Development Hasn’t Started Yet
Splatoon and Splatoon 2 Producer Hisashi Nogami recently spoke with Weekly Famitsu magazine saying that Splatoon 2 development began right after the first game was released. Development has been continuous with the Octo Expansion and constant updates so they haven’t thought about the future yet but Nogami says the team would “like to return the favour” to everyone who has supported the game. Translation highlights below thanks to BlackKite. Thanks also to Famitsu and Ryokutya.
Nintendo will be updating Splatoon 2 to Version 4.9.1 at 10:00 JST on 18 July (18:00 PT on 17 July) which updates the data for the Final Fest this weekend (it will not be possible to play without updating) and fixes a bug which caused the player to appear in an unintended location after falling into water while performing a dodge roll with a Dualie weapon equipped.
All the official artwork for the Splatoon 2 Final Fest Splatocalypse which runs from 18-21 July with Callie, Marie, Sheldon, Spyke, Murch, Mr. Grizz, Annie, Crusty Sean & Bisk, Flow & Craymond, Jelfonzo, Salmonids, Octarians, Iso Padre, Cap’n Cuttlefish & Agent 3, Agent 4, Agent 8, DJ Octavio & Li’l Judd, Telephone & C.Q. Cumber. Pearl, Marina, and Judd.
Next week’s Issue (No. 1598) of Weekly Famitsu magazine has a second anniversary feature on Splatoon 2 with 78 pages of coverage on the eve of Final Fest including developer interviews, illustrations from renowned manga artists, and an Off the Hook cover! Weekly Famitsu is out on 18 July in Japan. Buy physical copies here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders of physical items above $20. Teaser scans added below…
A Splatoon 2 spirit event has been announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning this week (12-14 July) called Spiritoon in Japan and Squid Pro Quo in the west. During the event, spirits from the Splatoon series will appear hourly on the Spirit Board, with the amount of SP earned after battle doubled! Post updated with full list of spirits including Squid Sisters, Off the Hook, Octoling Octopus, Bisk, Li’l Judd, Crusty Sean, Octoling, Murch, Jelonzo, Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy, and Annie. Artwork added below…
Nintendo have posted details of the 5th Teto 1 Cup Splatoon 2 Collaboration Festival for TETRIS 99. Called Maximus Cup in North America and Grand Prix in Europe, the event runs from 12-16 July, where scoring 100 event points will net you a Splatoon 2 collaboration theme. Screenshots and video posted below.
In related news: the second paid DLC will add a Local Arena (Mochiyori Battle) mode where you can play a local match with up to 8 people, and a 2P Share Battle mode that allows you to play Joy-Con separately. The physical version releases in Japan on 09 August. Preorder here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off.
Nintendo have announced a Splatoon 2 Collaboration Festival event for TETRIS 99 for 96 hours from 12-16 July 2019 with Splatoon graphics in-game. Players who score 100 event points at the Maximus Cup (called “Grand Prix” in Europe and “Teto 1 Cup” in Japan will receive a Splatoon 2 collaboration theme! Buy the packaged version of the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off!
The Splatocalypse Gear is now available from the Squid Research Lab News Channel on the Nintendo Switch for Splatoon 2 with voting for the Final Fest also now begun. The gear includes Fierce Fishskull, Jetflame Crest, Eye of Justice, and Hivemind Antenna. Thanks to GoNintendo.
To celebrate the Splatoon 2 Final Fest, happening this July in Splatoon 2, in-game gifts (chaos and order tees) have been sent to players of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! There are also limited-time Splatoon 2 Final Fest tees available to craft for campers who would like their animal friends to sport their team colours.
The Splatoon 2 Chaos vs Order Final Fest from 18-21 July will see players receive a 100 times more chance of experiencing the super rare 100x Battle where if you win one of these matches, your contribution points will be multiplied by 100!