Splatoon

Nintendo and Nickelodeon Bring the Next Splatfest to a Pineapple Under the Sea

On April 23rd, Nintendo is partnering with Nickelodeon to bring a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Splatfest to Splatoon. Players will be asked to declare their allegiance to either the world’s most lovable sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants, or his starfish sidekick, Patrick Star, from Nickelodeon’s animated television show SpongeBob SquarePants. “Two international pop culture sensations meet when the SpongeBob SquarePants Splatfest comes to Splatoon,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Fun partnerships like this...

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Splatoon update and remixed weapons coming April 12th

The version 2.7.0 Update for Splatoon will be released on the evening of April 12th. And with the update comes a slew of remixed weapons. In preparation for the update though, the Splatoon server will be under maintenance from 7:50 PM ET – 9:00 PM PT on April 12th, which means that online services for Splatoon will be unavailable. At 10:00 PM ET eight remixed weapons, known as Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 1 will be available for purchase...

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Splatoon Splatfest Results: Blue wins the Day

The results of the latest Splatfest are in and it looks like Blue has won the day. Despite Red winning the popular vote, Blue had a higher win percentage and took the round in points. I had chosen team Red because my very first Pokémon game was the red version with Charizard on the cover. I got the game way back when it was first released. Which team were you on? Did your team win?

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Gotta Catch ’em All at the Next Global Splatoon Spatfest

Nintendo has announced the theme for the next Splatoon Splatfest, and it’s being kept close to home. The next Splatfest theme is none other than Pokémon! Head to the Inkopolis Plaza and select which game is your favorite: Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue! This Splatfest will begin on February 19 at 10:00 PM PT and will run until February 20 at 10:00 PM PT. This Splatfest will also happen simultaneously around the world. Like any other Splatfest,...

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Splatoon Concert Looks like a Fun-filled event

I don’t read and can’t speak or understand Japanese either, which leaves me with just a jealous curiosity about this event. It looks like Japan was treated to a “live” Splatoon concert featuring Callie and Marie from Nintendo’s hit Wii U game. This ia the sort of silly, yet amazing, things that make fans in North America want to hop on a plane and move East. Check out the concert below, courtesy Nintendo of Japan. It’s quite...

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Final Splatoon Weapon Drops Tonight

The end is near. The final new weapon will splash into Splatoon today making a total of 74 weapons available in the game. The final weapon is called the Custom Hydra Splatling and will arrive tomorrow. While no time was mentioned in the announcement, the last weapon was released at 9:00pm so that is likely the time that the new weapon will be released. Fans of Splatoon have had a great run of original DLC being released...

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Splatoon’s Free Content To Dry Up Next Month

Nintendo’s take on the competitive shooter, Splatoon, has managed to stay fresh for the past seven months thanks to a steady stream of free content – including new maps, outfits and weapons – since it launched this past May. It seems that the developers have finally decided to put an end to delivering new content to players and will instead focus on regular events like Splatfests and balance updates. Speaking on the subject, the game’s producer Hisahi...

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Nintendo Unveils The Miiverse’s Top 3 Games For Wii U / 3DS

Nintendo has unveiled the most popular games as measured via traffic on their Miiverse social media website / Wii U application.  This year didn’t feature the two big marquee releases for Wii U – Star Fox: Zero and The Legend of Zelda Wii U, as both of those games got delayed into 2016. However, it was strong year nonetheless for both platforms with releases including the surprise hit Splatoon, the ever inventive Mario Maker, monsters causing mayhem...

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Nintendo Dampening Expectations For This Most Recent Direct Was the Right Move

Nintendo’s decision to post a notice on the Nintendo Direct official website outlining that they had no plans to discuss the NX or Mobile during today’s broadcast was absolutely the right move. Usually dampening your fan bases expectation for such a high profile event like the return of Nintendo Directs would be a bad thing but I feel that it helped Nintendo focus solely on the message that the Wii U and 3DS have a lot of...

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Nintendo Launching Splatoon & Mario Kart 8 Bundle In Europe

Nintendo Europe has unveiled a brand new retail bundle for their latest console which includes a black 32GB Wii U, a digital copy of Splatoon and a pre-installed copy of last year’s surprise hit Mario Kart 8. According to their official press release the Marrio Kart + Splatoon Premium Bundle will see a limited release across Europe starting October 30th and is subject to availability. This makes it sound like this bundle might be a limited time...

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Nintendo launches Splatoon Stat Site SplatNet

Nintendo has launched a companion stat-tracking and social meet up site. The site is called SplatNet and is now available. You’ll need to log in with your Nintendo Network ID (and if you play any Nintendo title online you already have this) and you’re set to go. You can recruit friends for Splatoon battles, view rankings and equipment, and more! This site can be viewed on desktop or mobile devices.

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Autobots or Decepticons? Choose your side in Splatoon!

After a series of Cats vs Dogs splatfests, the ante is about to be upped in the next round with a joined venture between Nintendo and Hasbro. Are you team Autobot or team Decepticon? Nintendo and Hasbro are joining forces to help you defend your robot allegiances in the Splatoon game for the Wii U console. Splatoon features themed events called Splatfests that let players pick a preference, such as Autobots or Decepticons, and then compete against...

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Super Mario Maker Supports Sonic, Pit & Splatoon Amiibo

Remember a few months ago back at E3 when Nintendo revealed that certain Amiibo like the Wii Fit trainer would change Mario’s sprite in Super Mario Maker?  Well it turns out you can earn this skins for the red plumber without forking over nearly forty bucks for a Wii Fit trainer or other rare Amiibo. They can be unlocked by completing the 100 Mario challenge instead! Also spotted by GoNintendo were screen-grabs posted on the Miiverse that...

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