Inkopolis Square is still the busy hub of activity in Splatoon 2 and it’s definitely preparing for the next big update to the game, right along with the Octo Expansion. While North America and the UK will have to wait until next month for another Splatfest, that doesn’t mean there’s no other new content coming out. Here’s the latest Splatoon 2 news roundup:

RELEASE THE BUCKET

Another weapon enters Sheldon’s shop today and it’s the Tri-Slosher Nouveau. Yes, more of the Nouveau variants are here, which means more stickers are now available. Stat-wise, the Tri-Slosher Nouveau is the same compared to its non-stickered counterpart. The differences here lie with the bucket’s kit, which contains Splat Bombs and the Ink Storm special. For those squid kids who love to cover every inch of the map in Turf Wars, this bucket is a good choice for the next time you log on.

 

OFF THE HOOK SINGS AGAIN… IN JAPAN

Splatoon 2 fans who missed out on Pearl and Marina’s debut performance back in February are in luck — but only if they live in Japan. The video streaming platform Nico Nico will be hosting a convention later this month. Off the Hook will be having a special performance there as well, and a new song is getting added to the duo’s set. They’ll be performing on April 28th — don’t be surprised if the mini concert will be available to view on Nico Nico afterwards.

 

 

ANOTHER SPONSORED SPLATFEST

Japan will have another sponsored themed Splatfest and it’s slated for April 21st. It’s Team Deep Sea Creatures vs. Team Deep Sea Machines (or Subs). This all ties in with the recent promotion with JAMSTEC (which stands for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology).

Tweeting away on the accounts of both groups, as well as making a special site for all the info, Splatoon 2 and JAMSTEC have been showing off the real life counterparts of new characters in the Octo Expansion. There are some other joint features that will be part of Splatoon 2, such as the Oceanic Hard Hat being this month’s Salmon Run prize, adding the deep sea drilling vessel CHIKYU in the background of Manta Maria’s stage — and it may be worth noting that the DSV Shinkai 6500 looks strangely like the Autobomb sub-weapon.

 

 
Will you be adding the Tri-Slosher Nouveau to your arsenal tonight? Already guessing what song Pearl and Marina will be adding to their next performance? My Super Sea Snails are on the song that debuted in the Octo Expansion trailer. Hopefully they’ll have their new outfits on, too!

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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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