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Stages Missing From Splatoon 3

Though all three Splatoon games are rather similar in terms of graphics and gameplay, the first two entries in the series are home to several exclusive stages that haven’t made it back to Splatoon 3 (at least, not at the time of writing). Among fans of the game, Splatoon 3’s map design is often considered one of its greatest weaknesses – mainly, the stages’ lack of alternate routes to take. Splatoon 1 and 2’s exclusive stages generally have lots of alternate routes, so we aren’t sure what happened. Regardless, today we’re looking at a list of stages not in Splatoon 3 and which ones we might see in updates.

Splatoon 2 update 5.5.1

A new version 5.5.1 update has just gone live for Splatoon 2 – though it’s admittedly not very exciting. According to Nintendo’s patch notes, “several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.”

While it’s far from massive, it’s nonetheless the first update for Splatoon in over a year. The previous patch, version 5.5.0, included a ton of changes such as weapon adjustments. You can find more information about it here.

Splatoon 3 bonuses Splatoon 2 save data

Splatoon 3 has revealed that special bonuses can be obtained in the game if you have save data on your Switch system for Splatoon 2. This information was revealed by Nintendo on the official website.

The first bonus are three Gold Sheldon Licenses. These can be used to access favorite weapon types more quickly, regardless of player level.

splatoon still fresh

Splatoon is a fascinating franchise to look at. Coming from a company that has the biggest names in the industry, it’s impressive how fast the series managed to get the same success of other IPs with three games already in the span of eight years.

In today’s video, I wanted to reflect in the aging process of the franchise, looking at how new and fresh the game looked on Wii U and how the series has evolved since that. If you’re interested in that topic, feel free to check out the video down below. At the very end here’s also the announcement for the winner of our last giveaway.

splatoon 2 octo expansion nintendo switch online

Nintendo just announced the release date for Splatoon 3, and is hyping up the news with a special offer. Starting today, active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can experience the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC at no additional cost.

This content was previously being distributed as a separate purchase. Nintendo says the DLC is “a great way to train up” for Splatoon 3.

splatoon 2 switch icons wave 3

A third wave of user icons based on Splatoon 2 are now available for Nintendo Switch Online members. The latest designs feature new looks for the Inklings, Off the Hook, stage layouts, and more. You can pick them up until April 25.

Splatoon 2 icons were first added to Nintendo Switch Online at the start of the month. Each Monday, the lineup is refreshed, and we should be getting a fourth wave next week.

splatoon 2 switch icons wave 2

The lineup of Splatoon 2 icons has been refreshed, with Nintendo now offering a second wave.

Splatoon 2 designs were offered as of last week. You’ll notice that the icons include characters, stages, and more. If you have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can redeem them for My Nintendo points. Each one costs either 5 or 10 Platinum Points.

nintendo switch online icons splatoon 2

Now that the first Monday of April is here, Nintendo Switch Online members can spend points they’ve earned through My Nintendo on Splatoon 2 user icons.

The selection of Splatoon 2 designs will be refreshed each week throughout April. The first wave will be up until April 11. They include characters, layout of stages, and a variety of patterns. 

Splatoon 2 update 5.5.0 patch notes

As we reported last week, Splatoon 2 received a new 5.5.0 update last night. It took Nintendo a bit of time, but the official patch notes have finally been published.

The new update comes with weapon adjustments, changes, and fixes. For the full Splatoon 2 patch notes for the version 5.5.0 update, continue on below. 

Splatoon 2 update

A new 5.5.0 update will be made available for Splatoon 2 next week, Nintendo has just announced. It will go live on September 29 in Japan, so that should translate to the evening of September 28 in North America.

English patch notes have not yet been posted. However, we can confirm that adjustments to weapons are planned, along with a couple of fixes. We’ll bring you all of the information in English as soon as it’s available.

Many fans are getting excited about Splatoon 3, especially as it was just shown again during today’s Nintendo Direct. That being said, the game is several months away as it’s planned for 2022. In the meantime, it looks like Nintendo will continue supporting Splatoon 2, even if it’s primarily for things like balance updates for weapons.


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