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Splatoon getting free Ika Musume (Squid Girl) collaboration costume

Posted on June 3, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

A new costume based on the Ika Musume (Squid Girl) manga is coming to Splatoon. In August, a free update with the DLC will be released.

This announcement only pertains to Japan at present. We’ll let you know if we hear anything for the west.


The first collaboration between Splatoon and Ika Musume came in the form of various images. We shared one of those at the top of this post, though you can find the other two here.

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  • Maxo

    holy shieza it finally happened

  • Aline Piroutek

    WOW, great.
    But, no America.

    • Thomas Ortega

      Do you realize that you probably met a lot of Japanese players as I do, so you just can ask for that clothes.

      • Kirigaya Kazuto

        ya but only if they;re wearing them

      • Setsuna-F-Seiei

        Except it’ll probably say “not for sale” just like it does for Amiibo and single player attained gear.

        • frootsnoops

          i just got a hat from a japanese player

    • Justin Miller

      I find it hard to believe they are going to limit it to the Japanese when everyone is playing on the same servers globally.

  • wow! I never believed this could have happened. Now hopefully it’ll be brought outside japan . I kinda doubt it though.

  • ronin4life

    Haha, wow.

    I think, regardless of Western release, EVERYONE should be amazed and happy this is happening at all.

    But, yeah, Western release? Please? Work out those nasty Rights issues and make it happen people!

  • munky cheez

    >tfw it’ll never come to the west

    • ZeldaFinalFantasyFan

      Don’t you even DARE suggest that ;_;

  • Cred

    An Ika costume?
    This is something I’ve always wanted
    Nintendo don’t let the rest of the world down, make this worldwide

  • plsjapan

    If this isn’t released to the west I will target every player wearing the costume and if they’re on my team I will d/c

    • Exy

      I have to wonder what this will look like to foreign players who don’t have the data for it in their copies. Maybe it will look the same but have a generic name like the 7-Eleven stuff in New Leaf.

  • FowlOsborn

    This person is a prophet!

    • TheGoomba

      And I still firmly believe that NoA won’t bother investigating if the west wants her.

      • Exy

        That’s because they don’t. The show isn’t well-known enough to warrant the licensing costs to get it anywhere outside Japan.

        • TheGoomba

          If you visit any anime site or forum, you’re going to see Squid Girl eventually. We just have to hope Nintendo cares enough, and it’s not like they can hide it since the servers are worldwide.

          • Exy

            Sure they can. There’s so much they have to obscure for all kinds of reasons and it’s working out well enough so far.

          • Shadowknight1

            You could say that the US getting Squid Girl is…ink-possible. ^_^

          • Garnium

            That would be funny…if it wasn’t so true…

        • lunchbox87

          They need to pay it either way..we will see the outfits here in NA and other places there is zero difference if we could get them or not

        • Magician Best Life

          It has a dub, a very crappy dub

          • Bio_liquid

            Sadly I enjoyed the crappy dub over the sub.

        • kuzronk

          Lolipop Chainsaw had various anime DLC that was post game in the non Japan release.

          • Bap

            And next to nobody in America knew who they where referencing. Then they proceeded to not by the game.

          • kuzronk

            LC is a niche game though.

        • Ryan Haynes

          Except it has to be licensed anyway, or else the game would crash when you’re paired up with someone with the costume.

          • AquaBat

            For the record, from what I recall Smash 4 defaults to a basic skin when playing against Mii Fighters with DLC costumes you don’t have. They can do the same thing here.

          • Ryan Haynes

            Kinda ruins the point of wearing it, though, don’t you think?

          • AquaBat

            Well, if they make it a region-exclusive failsafe rather than just a DLC failsafe, the Japanese players will still be able to see other Japanese players wearing it even without the DLC.

      • Nick

        Haha you hit the nail on the head dude!

    • HaakonKL

      And then the US gets Squidward.

  • TWE

    I wonder who has the license for Ika Musume in North America…
    “Media Blasters”
    We’re screwed. Never getting it.

  • RmanX1000

    Ika Hype-ume…

  • Nintendojitsu
  • Vyktar


  • kuzronk

    Please pull a lolipop chainsaw. I don’t expect it to be free though.

    • Garnium

      But they said “a free update with the DLC will be released”. Doesn’t matter anyway. Japan is gonna be only one to get it anyways.

  • YESS

  • Ran

    Remember that Splatoon shares servers between US and Japan. They have to bring it overseas.

    • Garnium

      They don’t have to bring it overseas. They just have to put the data for it in the update so that other regions won’t crash upon having to show the costume.

  • Chidori Trap

    Tentacles confirmed for Splatoon!

  • Robert McNaughton

    we must pull an operation rainfall!

  • jimmy

    Now only if they’d release a Squidward outfit

  • Ragnawind

    There is only a 0.000001% chance of this coming out of Japan, unfortunately, especially considering the show is already licensed by a company that is NOT Nintendo or even has a relation with them outside Japan. The licensing would be expensive.

  • sdfxcv

    i know vary well

  • DarkGreyCloud


  • I don’t even own a Wii U (PC and Xbox 360 Gamer) but I want this to come to the West. I don’t know what that means for me to be honest.

  • Spencer Gregg

    We NeEd In ThE WeSt PlEaSe NiNtEnDo

  • Hermione Granger

    since everything is on the disc, there is no reason what so ever to not unlock it for the west.

  • Keithin8a

    This will be what the advertising notice at the beggining of the game would mean then. I always thought it was due to the miiverse integration.

    • Pan Naan

      The notice is because of the Amiibo box in the plaza.

      • Keithin8a

        Really. I would have thought that was fair game. Ah well, Nintendo seem to be really careful these days with everything. They do tend to get sued a lot!

  • UnLucky

    All they gotta do is stealth patch the costume in. Just a harmless white dress, don’t worry about it.

  • Helioptile, Krookodile Dundee

    This better not be Japan-exclusive. Many Westerners know about Squid Girl/Ika Musume and if they don’t, the costume can get people to know about the Squid Girl franchise.

    If it is Japan-exclusive… then I DEMAND WORLD WAR 3.

    • Shadowknight1

      Well. That escalated quickly.

    • Ser2k2

      Maybe we can settles this in a turfware with Japan.

    • Garnium

      Better find a nice bomb shelter, cuz war is gonna be upon us when the DLC comes out.

  • gigamario

    Good thing I have a Japanese Wii U and my copy of Splatoon should arrive shortly. ^_^

  • Draaaaven

    I really hope this doesn’t come out of Japan so I can drink weeaboo tears.

  • anon9370

    Thank the gods.

  • Georgie Rodrigues


  • Izaya

    omg for real… should i buy a wii u?
    Arg … Ika Musumeeeeeee wanna plaaaaaay wanna plaaaay wanna plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

  • Izaya

    omg for real… should i buy a wii u?
    Arg … Ika Musumeeeeeee wanna plaaaaaay wanna plaaaay wanna plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

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