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Nintendo is promoting the upcoming Splatoon 2 Global Testfire with a new Japanese commercial. We’ve included it below.

Update: Bumped to the top. Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is now up on the North American eShop as well.

Original: The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is taking place at the end of next week. To prepare for that, it’s already available for download on the Japanese Switch eShop.

Note that you can’t actually do much with the demo currently. You’ll need to wait until next weekend for the festivities to begin.

Splatoon 2 shows off its new Ink Tank

Posted on 9 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 10 Comments | 0 Likes

The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account is back with another loot at a new element from Splatoon 2. Today, we have an image of the updated Ink Tank.

The Ink Tank has better resistance and is lighter. In the two years that have passed, it appears that technology has made significant strides.


A new screenshot from Splatoon 2 hit the series’ Japanese Twitter page today. It provides a new look at the Spawn Point.

While the Spawn Point looks new, it naturally works just like it did in the first game. The Twitter message also points out how it seems as though it was made by a foreign company, and says even the world of Splatoon appears to be seeing globalization.


With all the new weapons, maps, songs etc being added to Splatoon 2, it’s probably not the biggest surprise that we’ll be getting some new clothing brands as well. The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account has now officially revealed the first one – “Emperi” (or possibly “Empery”). It’s described as a casual, sporty street fashion brand and judging by the screenshot above, it certainly fits that image.


Today, the Japanese Splatoon Twitter account highlighted a small change being made to Roller weapons in Splatoon 2. If you keep ZR pressed for a certain amount of time while moving around, you get a slight speed boost. This should help Roller players with covering more turf and with more easily closing the distance to opposing players.


Did you know that, in the Splatoon canon, the songs on the game’s soundtrack are considered to be produced and performed by in-universe musicians and bands? Obviously everyone knows about the Squid Sisters, but there are more beyond that. It seems like this tradition will continue in Splatoon 2 – Nintendo just revealed the track “Rip Entry” performed by the band “Wet Floor”. Give it a listen:


A brand new stage for Splatoon 2 has been revealed on the series’ official Japanese Twitter account. Today, we have a look at the Diadema Amphitheater.

This is a facility used for concerts from various artists. The legendary Squid Squad band also used to hold concerts here, and this is known as the holy place for rock music. Some may be worried that the machinery may get damaged due to the ink, but there are already proper countermeasures to prevent that from happening.

Here’s a look at the stage:


More off-screen footage of Splatoon 2

Posted on 10 months ago by in Switch, Videos | 1 Comment | 0 Likes

Some new footage of the Splatoon 2 demo is up to watch on YouTube. It’s a mix of off-screen and direct footage, which you can check out below.

Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami shared a bunch of information about the game in an interview with 4Gamer last week. Famitsu published its own interview with Nogami in the magazine’s latest issue, and surprisingly, had a ton more to say.

First, Nogami went in-depth about what’s planned for Splatoon 2 in terms of weapons. He also further clarified how Switch’s new mobile app will work for online play, spoke about improving the visuals this time around, and confirmed HD Rumble. If that wasn’t enough, Nogami also noted that Splatoon on Wii U won’t have its online play discontinued anytime soon.

You can continue on below for our full translation (note: some small parts omitted due to being covered in the 4Gamer post, old, or not being relevant to anything). Strap yourselves in, since this is a pretty lengthy one.

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