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The new Salmon Run mode in Splatoon 2 can be played locally at any time with friends. Online, however, is another story. Nintendo has set times in place throughout the week when the mode is available.

As part of a chat with Rolling Stone, designer Jordan Amaro (a rare western developer working at Nintendo in Japan) commented on why Salmon Run isn’t always playable online. Here’s what he had to say about the subject:

I’m not allowed to speak on it, because I’m not the game director. What I can say, and what I think can be said, is that there are lots of reasons. You have to trust us that if you could play Salmon Run online anytime, that would result in a worse experience for you and everybody.

As it tends to do with Splatfests, Nintendo has published special art for the upcoming McDonald’s-themed Japanese event in Splatoon 2 this weekend. French fries will be going up against chicken nuggets. Check out the new art above.


New findings from dataminers for Splatoon 2

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It should go without saying that this information will have some gameplay spoilers so dodge the info below and the video if you want a pure Splatoon 2 experience. However, there is also some information on some scrapped content from the game as well, which could be interesting for those of you that want to know what may have been potentially cut out (but at the same time this stuff could also come back later through another update).

GameXplain has compiled a video of recent dataminers’ findings on Splatoon 2, which you can check out below. Or if you’d like a quick synopsis you can read it below the video.

The official Twitter account for Splatoon has revealed that Splatoon 2’s next update, 1.3.0, will be available to download this Friday, September 8th, at 10 AM JST (meaning it’ll drop late at night in Europe and during the early evening in North America on the 7th). Any details on what exactly the update contains haven’t been revealed, though it’s a pretty safe bet that there will be some balance changes.


The second Splatfest in Splatoon 2 has concluded, and the results are in. Which side prevailed? Was it Team Flight or Team Invisibility?

It was a contested battle all the way around. Team Invisibility had a slight edge in popularity by just 1 percent. As for battles, Team Flight led the way by just a few percentage points. The final result was 2 points for Team Flight and 1 point for Team Invisibility.

Nintendo ended up pooling the results between the North American and European Splatfests together this time around. Next weekend, Japan will have its own McDonald’s-themed Splatfest in which players will choose between fries and chicken nuggets.

Splatoon 2 updated with the Forge Splattershot Pro and Bubble Blower earlier today. A new Splatfest started as well. For a look at all of the new content, watch the video below.

The second Splatfest in Splatoon 2 is taking place in North America and Europe this weekend. In Japan, however, the event is set for the following weekend, and will be featuring an entirely different theme.

Splatoon’s second Japanese Splatfest will ask players to choose between two different foods. Do you prefer McDonald’s french fries or Chicken McNuggets?

The Splatfest will begin on September 9 at 3 PM JST. It’ll last for a full day per usual.


Nintendo’s twitter has just shown off a few images of the upcoming Splatfest in Splatoon 2. The maps are Manta Maria and Shifty Station, check them out below.


We’ve actually already known about the next new weapon coming to Splatoon 2 for a while. Announced during a special video released during Gamescom, the Forge Splattershot Pro will be the first weapon that uses the new Bubble Blower Special. It also comes with the Suction Bomb sub-weapon. Otherwise, it’s exactly the same as the regular Splattershot Pro.

The weapon will be available from Sheldon later today (North America) / early tomorrow morning (Europe) / tomorrow at midday (Australia and Japan). Just in time for the Splatfest!


The next Splatfest in Splatoon 2 is taking place this weekend. Pearl is representing Team Flight while Marina is leading Team Invisibility. Nintendo prepared some new art for the Splatfest, attached above.


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