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Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion was very well received for its challenging nature, but as players start to complete its 80 stages, they might be left wondering what’s next for the single player story. Well, producer Hisashi Nogami made it clear that the team has no plans for any additional single player, premium releases. 

In the same interview, it was recently confirmed that the team has not ruled out premium multiplayer content, which has not been seen in the Splatoon series to date. Both installments have seen a steady wave of free, post-launch weapons and maps for a year after launch, which have always been welcome additions. No confirmations of any additional premium content have been made yet.

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Up until this point, Splatoon 2 has been entirely free to play online. Yet in just a few months ago, that’s going to change in a notable way. When Nintendo Switch Online fully launches in September, players will need to pay if they want to battle others.

Producer Hisashi Nogami told Polygon that he doesn’t believe the move to paid online multiplayer will have a major impact. However, he does feel that there could be some changes to how people approach the game.

The latest Splatfest in Splatoon 2 took place in both North America and Europe this weekend. After a day of fun battles, the results are in.

This week’s Splatfest asked players how they prefer their orange juice. You could have sided with either Team Pulp or Team No-Pulp.

A few weeks ago, modders and hackers managed to get a rudimentary version of an unreleased Splatoon 2 mode up and running. A second similar mode has been given the same treatment.

Nintendo has announced that the Splatoon 2 European Championship will be held once again next year. The event will be back starting in Spring 2019.

Once again, the “very best teams from across the continent” will be competing. Other than that, no further information has been provided.

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Nintendo has posted a new piece of Splatoon 2 art in celebration of the latest Splatfest taking place this weekend. We have it above.

Are you for or against pulp in your orange juice? That question will be decided with the new Splatfest in just a few days.

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At E3 last week, Nintendo announced that updates will continue for Splatoon 2 throughout the rest of 2018. As part of that, we first heard about a new map, which is titled New Albacore Hotel.

A bizarre situation relating to New Albacore Hotel took place last night. While in league for zones, a group of players were forced into Turf War on the new map.

In Inkopolis Square, the main hub of Splatoon 2, players can share their fan art, in-game memes, and helpful tips with other users. This builds a sense of community amongst players, and helps the Splatoon universe feel vibrant and alive. Unfortunately, this also means that some flagrant messages find their way into the game’s lobby, and within the multiplayer maps where these messages also appear.

Speaking with Kotaku, Splatoon producer Hisashi Nogami explained that posts that receive more “likes” naturally appear more often; in theory, this means that the system can be used to upvote hateful comments “kind of like the real world.”

Update (6/16): It is also confirmed that Europe will be hosting the same Splatfest next weekend.


Original (6/15): Nintendo has revealed the next North American Splatfest for Splatoon 2. Next weekend, the players are being asked about orange juice. Do you like the drink with or without pulp?

You can make your voice heard next weekend starting at 9 PM PT on June 22 / 12 AM ET on June 23. The event will last for a full day, and we’ll have the results soon after.

At E3, Nintendo announced that they would continue supporting Splatoon 2 with free weapon and stage updates until the end of this year. Nintendo of Europe shared a brief look at one of the upcoming new weapons on their Twitter account today. The Explosher seems to be a slosher-type weapon with a long range whose shots explode a bit on impact:

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