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A new update was posted to the Japanese Twitter account for Splatoon 2. In a brief message added to the page, we’re given confirmation that the game will feature eight stages upon release that can be experienced in multiplayer.

The Reef, Mussleforge Fitness, Inkblot Art Academy, Humpback Pump Track, Starfish Mainstage, Port Mackerel, Sturgeon Shipyard, Moray Towers are in. We do know that Nintendo will be adding more stages down the road, with overall content updates planned for about a year.

Splatoon 2 will have more stages available than its predecessor at launch. For the original game, Nintendo offered just five stages.

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[Review] Splatoon 2

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System: Switch
Release date: July 21, 2017
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo


One of the best things about the original Splatoon when it first rolled onto store shelves a few years back was how it was never afraid to be itself. When creating a new IP, Nintendo didn’t choose to play it safe and instead provided completely new gameplay we had never seen before and a booming world to dive into like no other. It’s no wonder fans took an immediate liking to the concept, and throughout its near two years of support, players kept coming back. It makes perfect sense that Nintendo rolled out a sequel just in time for the Switch’s first year to put a “fresh” IP in the spotlight once again, but does this sequel provide enough to justify the 2, or does it provide “2” little?

Nintendo is producing a new round of amiibo for Splatoon 2, but the original figures from the first game are compatible as well. You can get special gear, pose for photos, and save loadouts and settings. You can see the original amiibo being scanned into Splatoon 2 below.

Splatoon 2 multiplayer footage

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Various videos have been popping up giving us a good look at the different multiplayer modes in Splatoon 2. Plenty of footage can be found below.

Splatoon 2 reviews roundup

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With the embargo lifting just a few minutes ago, reviews for Splatoon 2 are pouring in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
GameXplain – Loved
Eurogamer – Recommended
GamesBeat – 90 / 100
Polygon – 8 / 10
GameSpot – 8 / 10
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Videogamer – 8 / 10
Destructoid – 8.5 / 10
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
Game Informer – 8.25 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 8.5 / 10
USgamer – 4 / 5

Just like for the first game, Famitsu is holding a Squid Fashion Contest for Splatoon 2. Fans can submit designs for pieces of gear to Famitsu, and the winning submission will be added to the game. This time, the contest will also include a graffiti category. More details will become available once the full issue of Famitsu is out tomorrow.

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Splatoon 2 appears to dish out temporary punishments for repeated disconnects. After disconnecting online four times due to issues with their connection, player hypwnotic received the message above. It warns that you’ll be unable to play online “for a while” due to play sessions not ending “naturally”.

This was with the Splatfest World Premiere demo, but this should carry over to the final game as well. It could be a useful tool against ragequitters, but could be a problem with those with faulty internet connections. When playing online, you should try to make sure you’re on a stable connection to avoid any potential issues.

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The Splatoon 2 Tumblr has seen the additions of a number of new entries as of late. Nintendo has been covering weapons, characters, and more. We’ve rounded up everything below. 

The results are in for Splatoon 2’s first Splatfest for the cake vs. ice cream event. In the end, it was Team Ice Cream that came out on top.

Aside from popularity, the battles themselves were very close. Below are the full results:

Popularity: Cake – 24%, Ice Cream – 76%
Wins (solo): Cake – 49%, Ice Cream – 51%
Wins (team): Cake – 53%, Ice Cream – 47%
Overall: Cake – 1, Ice Cream – 2

Tying in with the launch of Splatoon 2 next week, GameStop will be hosting a special event. The game itself will be playable, and those who give it a shot will receive a color changing cup.

GameStop’s Splatoon 2 event will be held next Saturday. You can stop by between 12 PM and 3 PM local time. In order to get the cup, you’ll need to play Splatoon 2 at GameStop.

We’ll let you know about specific GameStop locations hosting the event when we have them.

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