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Nintendo UK has come out with a new commercial for Splatoon, which is mainly a means to promote the new 2.0.0 update. We’ve posted it below.

Nintendo has shared some news regarding a Splatoon tournament for Japan. Earlier today, the company announced “Splatoon Koshien 2016”.

More details about Splatoon Koshien 2016 are expected on August 19. However, Nintendo has said that players will compete in teams of four, and there will be no age requirement. That’s all for now!


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Have you been experiencing any issues/errors while playing Splatoon over the past day or so? Well, it’s not entirely out of the ordinary.

Errors were something that Nintendo was somewhat prepared for. Actually, Nintendo mentioned this on the company’s Japanese Twitter account last night.

If you’re encountering errors, you should try resetting your Wii U. That’s definitely the first step you should take. If you’re still seeing issues for whatever reason, try reentering your connection settings on the console or rebooting your router. All should hopefully be fixed by taking these steps!

Thanks to John for the tip.


Splatoon version 2.0.0 came out last night. In case you’re curious about its file size, keep in mind that it’s a 280 MB download. I imagine most of the Splatoon players out there have already downloaded the update at this point!


Alongside the big Splatoon content update, Nintendo also launched a dedicated Splatoon web app today. Once you log in with your Nintendo Network ID, there are several functions available to you:

Friends List: See which of your friends are online and send messages to your friends inviting them to play Splatoon with you.

Ranking: View your friends’ current ranks, levels, gear and how many points they’ve scored with each weapon.

Equipment: View your own profile. Only works if you’ve updated your game to version 2.0.

Schedule: Check out the current and upcoming map rotation.

The catch, however, is that the website is only available in Japanese right now. Hopefully we’ll see translated versions of it soon.




Much of the focus on Splatoon tonight surrounds the big new update, but a couple of weapons have been added as well. The Slosher and Heavy Splating are both now available.

Here’s an overview of the Slosher:

This might look like an ordinary bucket, but it’s actually a weapons-grade bucket! Hurl ink straight ahead over an impressive range, and adjust your angles to hit opponents above you or behind walls. The Slosher comes with Burst Bombs and the special is a hot pastrami on rye! Er, wait. Sorry. I mean Inkstrike. Got a little excited about today’s lunch delivery.

And the Heavy Splatling:

This baby packs six barrels full of ink. Charge it up and let your enemies have it! Need some cover? Not a problem. Throw down your Splash Wall! This bad boy also comes with the Inkzooka Inkstrike (Sorry squidfriends, I am too excited to read properly) as a special weapon. It might just be the best weapon for squids that have watched too many 80?s action movies!


Today’s new Splatoon update adds a few new songs to the game. You can listen to each new track thanks to the Soundcloud embed below.



The 2.0.0 update is now available for Splatoon. If you have the game, be sure to download it!

Lots has been added with today’s new update. Nintendo has introduced Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options, increased the level cap and maximum rank, added new weapon types, and provided new gear.

Be sure to read up on the patch notes for the finer points concerning today’s update.

Note: maintenance is still undergoing. You’ll be unable to play online until that’s all complete (roughly 45 minutes from now).

Update (8/5): Bumped to the top. We’ve added in Nintendo’s official translation of the patch notes. It’s largely the same as what we had before, but I figured some of you would be interested in what Nintendo has written!

Original (8/2): Nintendo is bringing out a new update for Splatoon on Wednesday (Thursday in Europe). Version 2.0.0 introduces Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options, bumps up the level cap, adds new gear, and more.

Nintendo has now provided the full patch notes for Splatoon’s upcoming update on its Japanese website. The full translation can be found below (thanks frozenpandaman.


Good news, Splatoon players. Nintendo confirmed on its Twitter account just moments ago that the Squid Girl outfit will be released in North America (and presumably Europe).

The message is simple, though it definitely gets the point across! Many of you have been asking about this, so it’s nice to finally have confirmation.


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