Following hot on the heels of a sizable balancing update to Splatoon 2 that went live only yesterday, Nintendo has announced today that more notable content will be releasing tomorrow. Goby Arena was revealed along with the Pearl and Marina amiibo figurines earlier this month, and you’ll get to play on this basketball court-turned-turf warzone tomorrow evening.
Nintendo confirmed on its Japanese Twitter account that the map will be available as of the following times:
– 6 PM PT (March 1)
– 9 PM ET (March 1)
– 2 AM in the UK (March 2)
– 3 AM in Europe (March 2)
Here’s a brief summary of the stage, translations courtesy of Nintendo Everything:
As you can see, the details of the sport have been fairly well preserved. The arena is complete with a full-size locker room, polished wooden court, concession stands, jumbotron, VIP seating, and memorabilia shop.
Furthermore, it appears that the arena is converted into an ink-battle stage during the offseason, and this unique location should make for exciting battles indeed. We suspect that the mid-court area, along with the two basketball hoops on each side of the court, will be a focal point for all battle types. Gaining control of the hoop on your side of the stage will give your team the high ground you need to push forward. We’ll continue to closely monitor this new development and will provide updates in due course.
What do you think? Will you be checking in to give this one a shot? Which map is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below.