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Splatoon added its final weapon last week. Tomorrow, the last map in the game will be coming as well.

Ancho-V Games is going live at the following times:

– 6 PM PT (Thursday)
– 9 PM ET (Thursday)
– 2 AM in the UK (Friday)
– 3 AM in Europe (Friday)

View the gallery below for screenshots of Ancho-V Games.


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Splatoon version 2.5.0 is out now. You can grab the update by starting up the game, or waiting for automatic updates to download today’s patch.

For those that missed yesterday’s post, we’re including the 2.5.0 patch notes once again. You can read them in full below.

Update: Bumped to the top. Added in Nintendo’s official patch notes.

Splatoon’s next update has been announced, and it’s due out very shortly. Version 2.5.0 is actually slated for release in roughly 24 hours.

The new update will be accompanied by the latest round of maintenance. This is set between 9:50 AM and 11:30 AM Japan time, which should translate to:

– 4:50 PM PT (Tuesday) – 6:30 PM PT (Tuesday)
– 7:50 PM ET (Tuesday) – 9:30 PM ET (Tuesday)
– 12:50 AM in the UK (Wednesday) – 2:30 AM in the UK (Wednesday)
– 1:50 AM in Europe (Wednesday) – 3:30 AM in Europe (Wednesday)

Regarding the update itself, players will mainly find stage adjustments and fixes. 124MB of free space is required.

You can find a rough translation of the 2.5.0 patch notes after the break. We’ll add in the official ones when they’re posted.


Splatoon’s latest North American Splatfest has drawn to a close. After a day of battling, we now know the winning side of the past vs. future theme.

Team Future was much more popular than Team Past having received 61 percent of the vote. However, since the past side had more wins (55 percent), that led them to victory. The final score was 369 points for Team Past and 331 points for Team Future.



Splatoon’s latest North American Splatfest is now live. In this event, the theme is past vs. future.

The latest Splatfest will run for a full day per usual. After it ends, we’ll have the results on the site soon after.


Splatoon’s tenth North American Splatfest is beginning in less than an hour. In Japan, their latest Splatfest will take place next weekend.

The tenth Japanese Splatfest asks players if they’d prefer a perfect body or a perfect mind. It’ll start at 12 PM on January 23, running for a full day.



The Custom Hydra Splatling is now available in Splatoon. It’s a water-hose like weapon, and the Sprinkler comes with it.

This marks the final weapon addition in Splatoon. In total, 74 weapons are in the game. Do you have a favorite or one that you tend to use above all others?

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Splatoon will soon be updated with the Custom Hydra Splatling. Get an early look at the weapon in the video below.


Splatoon’s latest weapon, the Custom Hydra Splatling, is being added to the game tomorrow evening (very early Saturday for those of you in Europe). It should be going live at the following times based on past precedent:

– 6 PM PT
– 9 PM ET
– 2 AM in the UK
– 3 AM in Europe

Nintendo says that this will be the final weapon addition in Splatoon.

View some images of the Custom Hydra Splatling below.



The Play Nintendo YouTube account is continuing its “Super Play Time” video series. Check out the fourth episode below, which again focuses on Splatoon.