Octolings are getting a few new upgrades with Splatoon 2 as teased by Splatoon’s Japanese Twitter account. The foil to our beloved Inklings, Octolings are now getting their hands (tentacles?) on Slosher, Blaster and Roller weapons.

 
While their clothing (for the most part) remains the same, they’re getting some new shades. Oddly enough, they’re the same shape as a certain “big baddie” who takes center stage on the Splatoon 2 poster that Nintendo released last week. Combine that with the “Terminator” red glow these glasses emit, and it looks like Splatoon 2’s story campaign may be a crazy roller coaster of emotions and battles.

Given the fervor the Splatoon community had with Octolings being playable characters, let’s hope we can make our own and finally get them into Turf War matches with Judd and Li’l Judd watching on the sidelines. What side would you pick: Team Kid Squid or Team Kid Octopus?

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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