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Splatoon 2 has a new partnership with 7-Eleven that provides fans with exclusive gear in the game. Beginning on July 21, those who purchase certain products for the game will receive download codes for different items.

The gear is as follows:

Set 1 (purchasing the game, etc.)

FA-11 Omote – Custom; gear: Bomb Defense Up
FA-11 Ura – Custom; gear: Cold Blooded

Set 2 (purchasing merchandise)

Ika Red V Collaboration; gear: Quick Respawn
Ika Green V Collaboration; gear: Quick Super Jump

7-Eleven also has a video showing off the gear, attached below.

Note: all of this gear will eventually be distributed on My Nintendo next year, at least in Japan.

Nintendo Australia published a new Splatoon 2 video that shows its “findings” from the Squid Research Lab. Check it out below for a look at Turf War mode.

Update: Bumped to the top. Nintendo has confirmed the same stages and weapons for Europe (so probably North America as well). We’ve added in the full weapon sets below.

Original: The Splatoon Twitter account has revealed the stages that will be used in the Japanese Splatfest World Premiere tomorrow. It’s not clear if these stages will also be used in the European and North American versions of the Splatfest, though it seems likely that they will be.

In any case, for the first two hours of the Japanese Splatfest, players will be battling on Starfish Main Stage and Inkblot Academy. For the final two hours, fights will be taking place on Moray Towers and Humpback Pump Track. Special nighttime versions of the maps will be used for the Splatfest.

Since this is essentially just a demo version, players won’t be able to use their own weapons. Instead, they will be able to choose from a total of four – Tentatek Splattershot, Splat Dualies, Splat Roller and Splat Charger.

To celebrate the first Splatfest for Splatoon 2, Nintendo has created some special art for the event. You can get a look at it above. Art was also made for the Japanese event, located here.


All sorts of toys were created based on the weapons in the original Splatoon. For Splatoon 2, things are already getting started.

One new toy set to release in Japan is based on the Splat Dualies in Splatoon 2. The water gun is launching alongside the game itself on July 28. It will be priced at 2,980 yen.

Source, Via

Despite being a demo, the Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere has received an update. If you downloaded it previously, version 1.0.1 is now available.

Nintendo hasn’t made any sort of patch notes available, so we’re only left to guess what’s new. Given the small increase in version numbers, it’s likely nothing too big. That being said, it does seem like the construction we mentioned for the Japanese demo is here now in the English version…

The Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere demo is gearing up for the big event this weekend. The Japanese version has seen some changes, and it looks like “construction” is now underway for the rock vs. pop battle. This hasn’t been reflected yet in the western version of the Splatfest World Premiere, but likely will be soon.

Update (7/12): Pre-orders now live on Amazon UK.

Original (7/10): Last month, Nintendo and HORI revealed a special Splatoon 2-themed headset for Switch. We now know that it’s coming west thanks to a listing on Amazon.

The Switch Splatoon 2 Splat & Chat Headset is based on an in-game item. By using it, you can experience in-game sound and voice chat at the same time while playing online. It has a removable mic and interchangeable decorative plates.

Pre-orders are open on Amazon here. The headset releases on July 21, just in time for Splatoon 2.

Below are some additional photos:

An extended version of one of Splatoon 2’s recent ads is here, showing a mix of live action and gameplay. Have a look at the video below.

Update: Switch / Wii U / 3DS maintenance also taking place tonight. Schedule is below:

– 6:45 PM PT (July 12) – 8 PM PT (July 12)
– 9:45 PM ET (July 12) – 11 PM ET (July 12)
– 2:45 AM in the UK (July 13) – 4 AM in the UK (July 13)
– 3:45 AM in Europe (July 13) – 5 AM in Europe (July 13)

Original: Splatoon 2’s demo will be undergoing maintenance tonight. All network services will be impacted for roughly four hours in the Splatfest World Premiere.

Here’ the maintenance schedule:

– 5 PM PT (July 12) – 9 PM PT (July 12)
– 8 PM ET (July 12) – 12 AM ET (July 13)
– 1 AM in the UK (July 13) – 5 AM in the UK (July 13)
– 2 AM in Europe (July 13) – 6 AM in Europe (July 13)


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