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With the Squid Sisters’ Splatfest coming up, Nintendo is now helping players add some Splatoon fun to their Animal Crossing: New Leaf towns. By scanning QR codes, residents can help their towns and homes stay fresh with  face cutout standees, shirts, pictures, and hats based on Callie and Marie. Also, don’t worry: New Leaf QR codes are region-free. Check them out and scan below:

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The newest version of Splatoon is now available for download. Nintendo brought out version 2.9.0 tonight.

As previously mentioned, today’s update adds compatibility for the Callie and Marie amiibo. Also included are weapon balances, multiplayer bug fixes, and more.

We have the full patch notes below for those who missed them last week.

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Miitomo is celebrating Splatoon’s final Splatfest in style. Starting today and continuing over the next few weeks, the app is gearing up for the big event with various promotions.

Here’s the rundown straight from Nintendo:

1. Splatfest Tees in the Miitomo Shop!

Until 7/25/2016 7:59 AM PT, Team Callie and Team Marie Splatfest Tees will be available in Miitomo Shop!

You can redeem Miitomo coins for these items in the Miitomo Shop.

Later this month, Splatoon will be holding its very final Splatfest. The news prompted some players to be concerned about the future of the shooter’s online gameplay in general. Thankfully, there’s nothing to fear. Nintendo told Kotaku that Splatoon’s “general online experience and service will continue.”

The last Splatfest will be held around the world beginning on July 22 for a full two days. Players are being asked to choose between the two Squid Sisters: Callie or Marie.

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On July 13, Japan will be receiving the Splatoon Live in Makuhari CD. Famitsu published the full lineup of tracks included earlier today. Head past the break for the entire listing.

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Update (7/1): Bumped to the top. More maintenance has been announced:

Wii U / 3DS – online play, rankings, etc.

– 9 PM PT (July 3) – 2 AM PT (July 4)
– 12 AM ET (July 4) – 5 AM ET (July 4)
– 5 AM in the UK (July 4) – 10 AM in the UK (July 4)
– 6 AM in Europe (July 4) – 11 AM in Europe (July 4)

Wii U / 3DS – online play, rankings, etc.

– 6 PM PT (July 4) – 7 PM PT (July 4)
– 9 PM ET (July 4) – 10 PM ET (July 4)
– 2 AM in the UK (July 5) – 3 AM in the UK (July 5)
– 3 AM in Europe (July 5) – 4 AM in Europe (July 5)

eShop

– 1 PM PT (July 5) – 7 PM PT (July 5)
– 4 PM ET (July 5) – 10 PM ET (July 5)
– 9 PM in the UK (July 5) – 3 AM in the UK (July 6)
– 10 PM in Europe (July 5) – 4 AM in Europe (July 6)

Splatoon

– 9:50 PM PT (July 5) – 11:30 PM PT (July 5)
– 12:50 AM ET (July 6) – 2:30 AM ET (July 6)
– 5:50 AM in the UK (July 6) – 7:30 AM in the UK (July 6)
– 6:50 AM in Europe (July 6) – 8:30 AM in Europe (July 6)


Original (6/30): A pair of games have been added to Nintendo’s maintenance schedule.

First up is Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The game will be down for a couple of hours tonight as it makes way for the new update.

Here’s when the maintenance is scheduled for:

– 5:50 PM PT (June 30) – 7:30 PM PT (June 30)
– 8:50 PM ET (June 30) – 10:30 PM ET (June 30)
– 1:50 AM (July 1) in the UK – 3:30 AM in the UK (July 1)
– 2:50 AM in Europe – 4:30 AM in Europe (July 1)

Splatoon will also be undergoing maintenance next month:

– 5 PM PT (July 11) – 7 PM PT (July 11)
– 8 PM ET (July 11) – 10 PM ET (July 11)
– 1 AM in the UK (July 12) – 3 AM in the UK (July 12)
– 2 AM in Europe (July 12) – 4 AM in Europe (July 12)

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Splatoon will be receiving its latest update next week. Version 2.9.0 will be going out during the evening of July 5 in North America, and the early morning hours of July 6 in Europe.

After applying the update, players will be able to use the new Callie and Marie amiibo. Weapons are being balanced, a small stage adjustment will be implemented, and there will be some multiplayer bug fixes.

Head past the break for the full patch notes for Splatoon version 2.9.0. Note that 373MB of free space will be required for the update.

Splatoon’s final Splatfest is coming up and Nintendo are celebrating it in a variety of ways. European Wii U owners will soon be able to prove whether or not they’re as good as Callie and Marie. Wii Karaoke U, a karaoke game that’s free to download on the European Wii U eShop, will add three Squid Sisters songs on July 28th: “City of Colour”, “Ink Me Up” and “Calamari Inkantation”.

If you don’t want to pay actual money to try to your hand at these songs, remember that you can get a 1 hour Wii Karaoke U ticket on My Nintendo for 100 Platinum Points once per month.

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To celebrate the upcoming final Splatfest, Splatoon will be 25% off on the European eShop from July 7th till July 21st – so if you wanna take part in the final Callie vs. Marie showdown and don’t have Splatoon yet, now’s your chance.

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While the three Splatfest stages have traditionally been picked by the developers, the final Splatfest, Team Callie vs. Team Marie, will have its stages voted on by players. E-mails will be sent out to the accounts linked to players’ Nintendo Network IDs, with voting ending on July 12th.

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