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We all know winning at Splatoon 2 may require good reflexes and coordinated teamwork — and the right outfit and weapon are just as important. Gear makes the squid, with abilities giving you tweaks and edges to set you apart from the other urchins out there vying for chromatic superiority. It’s also the best way to express yourself out on the field, and believe me when I say that fashion and style are just important as winning.

Squid kicks

The Japanese Splatoon 2 Twitter page understands this, and it looks to be starting a series of spotlights on the various brands available to all you squiddos out there. Rockenberg is the first of these, with multiple shots of its patented leather footwear. The screenshots themselves are great, but stealing the show (or is it shoe?) this time is a polaroid style shot of an Inkling modeling some stunning, punk-style boots in a matching leather jacket. I never thought I’d be covering aquatic adolescent attire, but thinking about it now, I feel that’s exactly what makes Splatoon so special.




Ooo, shiny…

That’s not the only way to look fresh out there on the battlefield, though. It’s come to light that if you’re out there making a name for yourself in Ranked Battle, your weapon might start sparkling to let everyone know you’re getting hot and can’t be stopped. Keeping the streak alive should be your goal regardless, but earning that shine shows you’re a cut above the rest and on your way to being the best.

A long day’s work

Last up for all you working class heroes toiling away for Grizzco, a new monthly prize is available if you’re able to put up a good shift over in Salmon Run. The headlamp equipped helmet isn’t too tough to get, though remember you can keep going and going to unlock more with different abilities, trading in any unwanted doubles with cash or ability chunks.

It should also be a bit easier to get your wage and bonuses now, with the scheduled times leaning more towards 24 hour windows of availability instead of 12. It’s a step in the right direction for what’s ended up the surprise star of the Splatoon 2 experience.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.