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Video: Ink Yourself Over Splatoon's Two New Weapons, the Bamboozler 14 Mk I & L-3 Nozzlenose D

Ink Yourself Over Splatoon's Two New Weapons, the Bamboozler 14 Mk I & L-3 Nozzlenose D

Nozzle up your nose

Splatoon's ever expanding list of weaponry has just grown even bigger with the addition of two brand new weapons: The Bamboozler 14 Mk I and the modified L-3 Nozzlenose D. The new Bamboozler 14 Mk I comes equipped with a Splash Wall and a Killer Wail/Megaphone Laser, and whilst it's quick to charge and has decent range the...

News: Splatoon Original Soundtrack Bringing 2 CDs of Noise to Your Pointy Squid Ears

Splatoon Original Soundtrack Bringing 2 CDs of Noise to Your Pointy Squid Ears

Can you handle these spicy wasabi beats?

One of the pleasantly surprising aspects of Splatoon has been its approach to music. Not only do songs in the game possess a funky blend of styles with dashes of Japanese influence, but in-world groups have been introduced with unique sounds and different K.K. Slider-like vocalists to give a feeling that the...

News: Next Euro Splatoon Splatfest Sadly Doesn't Feature Any Robots In Disguise

Next Euro Splatoon Splatfest Sadly Doesn't Feature Any Robots In Disguise

Til all aren't one

It has already been confirmed that the next North American Splatoon Splatfest event will ask players to pledge their allegiance to the heroic Autobots or Evil Decepticons, but sadly that offer isn't being extended to Europe. The Euro Splatfest occurring at the same time will instead ask Wii U owners if they prefer singing or...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Insomnia and Legends of Gaming Live get some N-Love

Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be attending Insomnia 55 and Legends of Gaming Live 2015 this year, bringing with it a host of games and multiplayer activities. First up is Insomnia 55, which takes place between 28th and 31st August at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The UK's biggest live gaming...

Video: Get Dizzy on Splatoon's New Flounder Heights Map

Get Dizzy on Splatoon's New Flounder Heights Map

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A week without more free Splatoon content is a week we'd rather not have. Thankfully the big squid in the sky has been kind yet again and graced us with a new map: Flounder Heights. This new map employs a unique variety of different levels, but without the sheer scale or linear vertical space of Moray Towers. It's certainly one...

News: There's Another New Map Coming To Splatoon

There's Another New Map Coming To Splatoon

Welcome to Flounder Heights

Nintendo has revealed that yet another new map is coming to its online shooter Splatoon. Flounder Heights appears to be set in a compact network of apartment blocks, with plenty of vertical surfaces to make things nice and tactical. It will be added to the regular map rotation tonight in North America and tomorrow...

News: It's Autobots vs Decepticons in the Upcoming Transformers Splatfest

It's Autobots vs Decepticons in the Upcoming Transformers Splatfest

Transform and squid out!

Nintendo's regions have had their ups and downs with Splatfest themes, with some being much better than others. Nintendo of America has a doozy on the way, though, tying in with Hasbro for a Transformers event. The 24-hour face-off in North America will be Autobots vs Decepticons, with each player receiving a cool t-shirt...

Video: Drench Yourself in Splatoon's New Rainmaker Mode

Drench Yourself in Splatoon's New Rainmaker Mode

Make it rain

Not content to rest on the wealth of free updates already, Nintendo has launched a new mode in Splatoon called Rainmaker. This mode tasks you and your team to carry a giant golden fish known as the Rainmaker into the enemy's base. You won't be defenceless though, charge this titular little number up and you'll unleash a flurry of ink...

News: Splatoon Passes Half a Million Copies Sold in the US as Wii U Game Sales Beat 2014 Figures

Splatoon Passes Half a Million Copies Sold in the US as Wii U Game Sales Beat 2014 Figures

3DS hardware results are also up

It's NPD time again - though the figures only represent 'new' sales at physical retail and are therefore limited in scope, they give some insight into the state of the US gaming market. Overall, the market in the July sales is up compared to 2014's equivalent period. From Nintendo's perspective the software top 10 -...

News: Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode Is Coming Tomorrow

Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode Is Coming Tomorrow

Or Saturday morning, if you're in Europe

Splatoon's next ranked battle mode is coming to North America tomorrow night, with a European release arriving on Saturday morning. The new mode involves carrying the Rainmaker item to the enemy's base. The Rainmaker allows the carrier to hurl cyclones of ink, but they're slow moving and will naturally...

News: Here Are Some Handy Tips for Viewing Splatoon Online Rankings, Statistics and Map Schedules

Here Are Some Handy Tips for Viewing Splatoon Online Rankings, Statistics and Map Schedules

Inking in plans

Splatoon is a weekly - even daily - treat for plenty of Wii U owners, and with its glut of items, weapons and maps there's plenty on offer. It turns out there's also a neat resource for viewing online rankings alongside others on your Friend List, statistics on weapon usage and gear, and even the next few cycles of available maps...

News: Splatoon Data Mining Brings More Weapons, a New Stage and Even 'Playable Octolings'

Splatoon Data Mining Brings More Weapons, a New Stage and Even 'Playable Octolings'

Would ruin the Kid / Squid song

As often now happens with a major update to a Nintendo title, pre-prepared future DLC gets data-mined and shared with the world. It's happened, notoriously, with Super Smash Bros.;as a result die-hard fans knew most of the title's pre-E3 reveals before they actually happened. This means, of course, that if you don't...

Poll: We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0

We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0

Splatfests, Private Matches, being both a kid and squid

Splatoon changes every week, but the most recent update was one of the biggest yet. It threw in much demanded private matches and the opportunity to team up with friends, while also adding a big batch of new gear, some extra music and boosted level caps. When you add the latest Splatfest round...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives on Wii U eShop in Europe

Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives on Wii U eShop in Europe

Now it's Shulk time

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you seems to end up doing everything you don't want to do and end up missing out on all the latest Nintendo happenings? Well we at Nintendo Life have once again slavishly compiled all of the week's doings into one easy to handle video just for you. This week we take a look at a double...

Guide: Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches in Splatoon

Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches in Splatoon

No items, Final Destination

Splatoon's big update to version 2.0.0 means that we can now play custom games online with friends, allowing us to dictate map, game mode, and even the number of players. This means that the much-sought after possibility of 1v1 matches online in Nintendo's ink-em-up is finally a reality, and they're a massive improvement...