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Splatoon 2 introduces gear

Posted on 5 hours ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 1 Comment | 0 Likes

Just like the first game, Splatoon 2 features gear. There are three categories: headgear, clothes, and shoes. The Splatoon 2 Twitter account teases new gear keeping in line with the fashion trends taking place in Inkopolis Square.

Every piece of gear has an ability. With abilities, it’s possible for the same kind of gear to be unique. With the two years that have gone by since the first Splatoon, it sounds like some abilities are new or have changed.


The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire took place this past weekend, and Digital Foundry now has an analysis about its resolution and frame rate in particular.

At least currently, we can expect Splatoon 2 to run at 1280×720 while in docked mode, and at a dynamic resolution while playing in handheld mode. It also has a rock-solid 60 frames per second.

Here’s the full analysis:

GameXplain has recently put out a video detailing the changes made to the Splatoon 2 stage “The Reef” since it was first revealed to the public two months ago. While it’s not a surprise to see changes made to pre-release versions of games like this, it’s interesting to see what’s been going on behind the scenes with the game. Check it out below.

Splatoon 2 will be ready sometime this summer. However, Nintendo has been giving fans an early taste of the game with Splatoon 2 Global Testfire. Hour-long sessions have been taking place since yesterday, allowing players to battle against others online.

How many of you have had a chance to give Splatoon 2 Global Testfire a go? What do you think of the controls and new Muscle Musselforge Fitness stage? Did any of you skip the first title and might be willing to give this one a shot? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: Which indie games are you looking forward to on Switch?

Nintenod Treehouse was back for a special live stream today to celebrate the start of Splatoon 2 Global Testfire. If you missed it, you can watch the full recording below.

The first session of Splatoon 2 concluded a short while ago. While it was taking place, fans came across a neat little Easter egg relating to music and lobbies. Check out the full discovery below.

The first Splatoon 2 Global Testfire session is now up and running. Coinciding with that, members of the Treehouse are back for a special live stream. Watch Nintendo’s official event as it happens below.

As a reminder, here’s the full rundown of Splatoon 2 Global Testfire sesions:

March 24

• 12-12:59 PM PT / 3-3:59 PM ET / 7-7:59 PM in the UK / 8-8:59 PM in Europe

• 8-8:59 PM PT / 11-11:59 PM ET / 3-3:59 AM in the UK (March 25) / 4-4:59 AM in Europe (March 25)

March 25

• 4-4:59 AM PT / 7-7:59 AM ET / 11-11:59 AM in the UK / 12-12:59 PM in Europe

• 12-12:59 PM PT / 3-3:59 PM ET / 7-7:59 PM in the UK / 8-8:59 PM in Europe

• 8-8:59 PM PT / 11-11:59 PM ET / 4-4:59 AM in the UK (March 26) / 5-5:59 AM in Europe (March 26)

March 26

• 4-4:59 AM PT / 7-7:59 AM ET / 12-12:59 PM in the UK / 1-1:59 PM in Europe

Nintendo released another new image from Splatoon 2 today that gives us a look at the shooter’s camera options. See the screenshot above.


With the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire kicking off in just a few hours, Nintendo has sent out an English version of the weapon set infographic published yesterday in Japanese. Check it out above.


One of the many things Splatoon 2 is changing up compared to the original are the Special and Sub weapons – the Specials are entirely new, and some of the firearms have had their Sub weapons changed around. Today, the official Splatoon Twitter account revealed the Special and Sub weapons of the weapons that will be available to players during the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire this weekend. They are as follows:

  • Splattershot: Burst Bomb (sub) + Tenta Missiles (special)
  • Splat Charger: Splat Bomb (sub) + Sting Ray (special)
  • Splat Roller: Suction Bomb (sub) + Splashdown (special)
  • Splat Dualies: Curling Bomb (sub) + Inkjet (special)

Head past the break for videos that show the new specials and the new Curling Bomb sub weapon in action:

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