Content Continues Below

For those still mourning the unfortunate delay of the North American Splatfest, perhaps this news will be of comfort to you: a ton of content scheduled to make its way to Splatoon has been discovered. The content, which has remained “locked” on the game disc, includes 33 unreleased weapons, two new game modes and two new maps.

Since its release, Splatoon has been receiving regular updates, gifting new weapons and stages to players weekly. Developers released the latest update, which introduced players to the Bluefin Depot map, just two days ago. However, these DLC updates aren’t brand-new content; they have been included within Splatoon game files since release but have remained inaccessible to players. Earlier today, a curious data miner has managed to rip a number of files from the game disc, revealing what’s in store for gamers within the coming weeks.

Two new maps, dubbed “Camp” and “Skyscraper,” as well as a number of Ranked Battle mode selection images were discovered. Along with a mode selection image for Splat Zones, pictures for “Tower Control” and “Rainmaker” modes were also found.

Splat Zones




Tower Control




While the specifics of “Tower Control” were revealed during May’s Splatoon Nintendo Direct, “Rainmaker” has remained a bit of a mystery. In-game text details the mode, in which opposing teams compete to control an item called the Rainmaker. After grabbing the Rainmaker, players then aim to carry it to the other team’s base.






Additionally, in-game files disclose the existence of 33 additional weapons, including several new brushes, rollers and what appear to be gatling guns. Here’s a full list of weapons found, including sub-weapons and special weapons:

    • 1. Sploosh-o-matic – Squid Beakons & Killer Wail


    • 2. Neo Sploosh-o-matic – Point Sensor & Kraken


    • 3. Neo Splash-o-matic – Burst Bombs & Inkzooka


    • 4. N-ZAP ’89 – Sprinkler & Inkstrikes


    • 5. Custom Dual Squelcher – Squid Beakon & Killer Wail


    • 6. Luna Blaster – Ink Mines & Inkzooka


    • 7. Luna Blaster Neo – Splat Bombs & Bomb Rush


    • 8. Range Blaster – Splash Wall & Inkstrike


    • 9. Custom Range Blaster – Splat Bombs & Kraken


    • 10. Rapid Blaster Pro – Seekers & Inkzooka


    • 11. Rapid Blaster Pro Deco – Disruptors & Killer Wail


    • 12. L-3 Nozzlenose D – Burst Bombs & Kraken


    • 13. H-3 Nozzlenose – Suction Bombs & Echolocator


    • 14. H-3 Nozzlenose D – Point Sensor & Inkzooka


    • 15. Carbon Roller – Burst Bombs & Inkzooka


    • 16. Carbon Roller Deco – Seekers & Bomb Rush


    • 17. Inkbrush Nouveau – Ink Mines & Bubbler


    • 18. Octobrush – Squid Beakons & Kraken


    • 19. Octobrush Nouveau – Splat Bombs & Inkzooka


    • 20. Bloblobber


    • 21. T_BigBall_Strong01


    • 22. Triple Bloblobber


    • 23. T_BigBall_Diffusion01


    • 24. Bomlobber


    • 25. T_BigBall_Launcher01


    • 26. E-liter 3K Scope


    • 27. Custom E-liter 3K Scope


    • 28. Bamboozler 14 Mk I


    • 29. Bamboozler 14 Mk II


    • 30. T_Gatling_Standard00


    • 31. T_Gatling_Standard01


    • 32. T_Gatling_Hyper00


    33. T_Gatling_Hyper01

When this content will start rolling out to players is unknown, but it certainly appears that Splatoon fans have much to be excited about! Stay tuned for further developments.

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.