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Quite a bit is happening in Splatoon 2 tomorrow. The Pearl and Marina amiibo are finally being released and the game will also be updated to version 3.2.0. We don’t have the full English patch notes yet, but as always this update contains quite a few multiplayer balance changes. There are also several bug fixes and adjustments for the Octo Expansion.

Nintendo also revealed some new content coming to the game in a future update. First up is a new stage, Ancho-V Games:

The Octotune soundtrack for Splatoon 2 launches in Japan next week. Along with music from the Octo Expansion, it’ll feature music from version 3.0.0 and more.

The Splatoon 2 Octotune soundtrack can be imported here.

CoroCoro has given a closer look at new Spy Gear for Splatoon 2. This was the “shocking announcement” the Japanese magazine had been teasing a few weeks ago.

The September 2018 issue of CoroCoro will come a serial code that can be used to unlock everything shown below. Fans can purchase the magazine starting around August 10.

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Nintendo is upping the ante with Splatoon 2’s next Splatfest, as Inklings and Octolings will be battling it out worldwide. We have some special art celebrating the event above.

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Update: The amiibo will also allow you to take photos atop the stage where Off the Hook perform, plus a new visual theme and sound effects to the Squid Beatz rhythm game (thanks KobobKC).



Original: The Pearl & Marina amiibo for Splatoon 2 were revealed a while ago and they’re finally being released next week, on July 13. We’ve known about their functionality for a while, such as the fact that they will unlock special gear for your character. However, we didn’t actually know what that gear will look like – until today. The official Splatoon Twitter gave us a look at the gear today, and it turns out that it’s inspired by Pearl & Marina’s outfits from the Octo Expansion.

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Nintendo is bringing back the Splatoon 2 Switch bundle in Japan. It will be sold once again starting July 21 for 35,960 yen.

The bundle comes with a Switch system (including Joy-Con), a copy of Splatoon 2, and stickers. But something else has also been added: a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. A three-month ticket can be redeemed when the service launches in September.

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Splatoon 2 is celebrating its first anniversary with a global Splatfest. The event itself will be hosted during the weekend of July 20 / 21, though you’ll be able to choose a side two weeks prior.

As for the topic, players will be asked if they prefer squids or octopus. Everyone on Team Squid will battle as Inklings. You’ll be able to play as an Octoling if you choose Team Octopus, even if you don’t have the Octo Expansion.

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Yesterday, Splatoon 2 received a bunch of new content with the New Albacore Hotel stage and weapons. Have a look at some footage of the latest additions below.

Nintendo has revealed the next round of content arriving in Splatoon 2 as we kick off July. The game is getting new weapons, a new stage, and an X Rank reset.

We can expect four new weapons at the start of the month. These include the Bamboozler 14 Mk II with the Toxic Mist sub-weapon and Burst Bomb Launcher, Tenta Sorella Brella with Splash Wall and Curling Bomb Launcher, Ballpoint Splatling with Toxic Mist and Inkjet, and Explosher with Sprinkler and Bubble Blower.

All sorts of outlets were able to speak with Splatoon 2 producer Hiashi Nogami at E3 this month. Another interview has emerged online, covering topics such as your age in the game, the relationship between Inklings and Octolings and whether they were previously enemies, and more.

We have some excerpts from the interview posted by Nintendo Life below. You can read the full talk here.

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