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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 3 amiibo rewards

We’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of every Splatoon 3 amiibo figure and each of their rewards. If you’re looking to upgrade your Freshest Fits with some brand-new gear, you’ve come to the right place.

The Splatoon series has been entwined with amiibo figures ever since its original launch in 2015. This is true for Splatoon 3, too – to this day, it’s still receiving new figurines and compatibility. There are over twenty different Splatoon amiibo on the market right now, and each one yields a different set of exclusive gear that you can’t get anywhere else. 

Mario Kart 8 Splatoon 1 servers

Months after they went offline, the servers for Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 1 will be up and running once again very soon.

We previously reported that both games were impacted by a security vulnerability. Nintendo has now officially acknowledged the issue, and confirmed that it has been addressed. 

A notice posted on Nintendo’s European website states that online play for Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon will resume on August 3, 2023 – that may be tonight in North America. Note that an update will be required to access the functionality.

Here’s the full notice:

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.

Play-Asia has opened pre-orders for the Splatoon Boy and Splatoon Boy: DX Edition figmas. The first one only includes a single figure while the DX Edition comes with two (as well as Judd and Li’l Judd).

Here are the official product descriptions and a few photos:

Yesterday, Nintendo posted a video featuring Splatoon series producer Hisashi Nogami and Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi from the V&A Museum. An exhibit opened a few months ago showcasing the original game’s development.

Throughout the video, Nintendo showed brief flashes of Splatoon’s creation. One aspect fans noticed is that “Super Bell Hill”, the first level in Super Mario 3D World, was apparently used as a test map during development. We can also see that there was a different special meter.

Splatoon is currently being featured at the Victoria and Albert Museum of arts and design in London. Nintendo UK took the opportunity and went there with Hisashi Nogami, the producer of Splatoon, and Shinya Takahashi, the Head of Software Development at Nintendo, and asked them about the making of Splatoon. Check out the video below:

As part of Splatoon 2’s August content update, Ancho-V Games was added as the latest stage. Fans will remember that the level first appeared in the original Splatoon. See how the stage compares between both games below.

At Wonder Festival earlier this year, a new Splatoon figma was unveiled. Players will be able to move the parts around to set different poses.

Aside from the standard Splatoon figma, a DX version is also in the works that will come with parts to make Inkling Girl look like her design from Splatoon 2. We have a first look at that version above from Mega Hobby Expo. The standard version is pictured below.


Splatoon 2 - Camp Triggerfish

Splatoon 2 added in its latest returning map, Camp Triggerfish, following the big 3.0.0 update yesterday. Take a look at the video below to see how the stage compares to how it originally was in the first Splatoon.

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