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The original Splatoon had post-launch content updates that were slowly rolled out over time, easing players into the game’s machinations while also keeping folks invested in what was to come. So it’s not much of a surprise that Splatoon 2 will do the same — it was announced during the Direct today that the content updates for the game will continue for about a year, which is roughly the same amount of time they lasted for the original.

It was also announced that Splatfests will continue for two years, which is about twice as long as the ones in the original game lasted (which was just over a year). If nothing else, it’s reassuring that the Splatfests will continue for some time, which will give the game some longevity — and it shows that a sequel to Splatoon 2 likely won’t happen for some time.

As for what these updates and Splatfests are, stay wired for when they’re announced and revealed in the future.

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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.