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At the Toy Fair 2017, Jakks Pacific is giving a first look at some new World of Nintendo items featuring Splatoon. Splattershot and Quick Shot blaster toys are due out at some point in the near future. Both shoot slime / ink, which will be available in different colors.

VideoGameHeat shows off the toys in a new video from Toy Fair:


In February of last year, CoroCoro published a special Splatoon manga chapter for free online to celebrate the release of the regular Splatoon manga that started running in Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic around that time. Now, a year later, a second chapter of the manga is available for free online. You can read it here – in Japanese, naturally.

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Update (12/22): The Art of Splatoon is also coming to Europe. Amazon UK is listing the book here for June 13.

Original (12/19): Dark Horse Comics has announced The Art of Splatoon, a new book filled with artwork from the Wii U game. It will come packed with 2D and 3D illustrations of characters, maps, concept art, weapon and gear design, storyboards, sketches, hand-drawn comics, and more. Behind the scenes notes will be included as well.

The Art of Splatoon launches in North America on June 23. It’s already up for pre-order on Amazon here. You can also nab it on Amazon Canada here.

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Christmas and New Year’s Day are nearly here. To celebrate, a special illustration was posted on the Japanese Splatoon Twitter account earlier today. We have it above.



Amazon Prime is offering The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Splatoon for $35. You can get Twilight Princess here and Splatoon here. Note that these deals are only for Prime members, and that the products themselves don’t appear to be in stock until next week.

Splatoon is the latest game to have been added to Nintendo’s maintenance schedule for next week. The shooter’s online services will be impacted for roughly 90 minutes on Monday (Tuesday in Europe).

The times are as follows:

– 5 PM PT (October 31) – 6:30 PM PT (October 31)
– 8 PM ET (October 31) – 9:30 PM ET (October 31)
– 1 AM in the UK (November 1) – 2:30 AM in the UK (November 1)
– 2 AM in Europe (November 1) – 3:30 AM in Europe (November 1)


Throughout November, Nintendo will be hosting the Splatoon Showdown Series. It’s an opportunity for fans of the game to battle in open, online tournaments and win prizes along the way.

Separate events for Turf War, Tower Control, Splat Zones, and Rainmaker are planned. You’ll need to gather three teammates along with any backups and sign up on Battlefy. On the day of the tournament, show up early and use the check in button. After the bracket is seeded, you can set your game up with opponents via Battlefy’s Private Match Chat.

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Splatoon is heading to Nintendo Switch in some capacity. Based on the system’s preview trailer, it seems that hairstyles, pants, and new items will be included. Now we just need to know if this is an updated port or something that’s more on the new side!


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Last week, Nintendo of Europe published an interview with Splatoon producer Hisashi Nogami and general producer Katsuya Eguchi. The second part of the discussion went up today.

While the initial round of questions were mainly about Splatfest topics, this portion is much more focused on the game itself. Nogami and Eguchi were asked about Splatoon’s origins (wasn’t initially set as a shooter, not tied to a Nintendo franchise), inspiration for its style, what aspect of the game’s success they’re surprised by, and the Squid Sisters popularity.

Continue on below for Nogami and Eguchi’s comments.

Splatoon has been a huge success, especially in Japan, and with that came the inevitable deluge of all kinds of merchandise – including a Splatoon-themed “candy kit” which allows you to make your own gummy candies in the shape of various Splatoon characters. Unless you live in Japan you won’t be able to eat these delicious (?) Inklinks themselves, so a video will have to do:

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