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It’s a busy weekend for Splatoon 2! Let’s break down what you can find as you get ready for your next Turf War match.


Tonight is the night when genre fans are once again divided, with the first Global Splatfest for Splatoon 2 kicking off. Move aside Sci-Fi and Fantasy, this time it’s all about Action and Comedy. We’ve reported on the announcement and artwork of this Splatfest before, so you can simply treat this as a friendly reminder for when you visit Inkopolis Square later tonight.

That said, with every Splatfest comes another version of Shifty Station. Have a look:


Prepare yourselves and keep your eyes peeled, as invisible structures are part of the map this time around. You don’t want to find yourself running into a wall or falling to your doom when there are only three minutes on the clock!


Welcome to the Shellendorf Institute! Thanks to the squids who have come before us, this wonderful environment for learning about history is now giving a different crash course in education. Released on January 11th, this new map will be celebrating its first weekend and Splatfest in the world of Splatoon 2’s multiplayer.



Out tonight just mere hours before Splatfest: Team Action vs. Team Comedy, the Dapple Dualies Nouveau will be in stock at Sheldon’s Ammo Knights. They look nearly identical to the original Dapple Dualies; the only massive changes you’ll find besides the weapon’s color scheme is its kit. With sub-weapon Toxic Mist and the Ink Storm special assigned to this Nouveau version, you can still roll and dodge your way around the map — but through the chaotic storms you can rain down on your opponents.

Ink-cited for Splatoon 2’s first Splatfest of 2018? We are!

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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?)