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News: Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for Wave 4, Splatoon and Silver Mario

Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for Wave 4, Splatoon and Silver Mario

One per customer, speed is everything

With more amiibo waves comes great pressure for collectors, with pre-order stock typically disappearing within moments of arriving. With scalping being particularly problematic Various retailers have tried to even the score and help dedicated fans get hold of the figures, and now Amazon in the US is joining in...

News: Miiverse Splatoon Sweepstakes Gives Artistic Fans in the US a Chance to Win the Game

Miiverse Splatoon Sweepstakes Gives Artistic Fans in the US a Chance to Win the Game

Best Buy also hosting a special StreetPass event this weekend

Nintendo of America occasionally throws some extra details into its Nintendo Download Update press release, one of which is promoting a current Splatoon sweepstakes on Miiverse. It's one for creative gamers that fancy sharing a drawing for the shooter on the social network, and it's...

Weirdness: Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

These guys were pros

Update: Nintendo UK has now provided the following statement: We can confirm that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo's European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included as part of this delivery was GAME's allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo and as a result we are unable to honour...

Review: Splatoon (Wii U)

Splatoon (Wii U)

Prepare to dye

Nintendo is generally relatively circumspect and cautious when introducing new IPs, but considering the pedigree the company has to uphold it's understandable that it doesn't wish to dilute its iconic brand with a torrent of forgettable franchises. Splatoon is unusual in that sense, then, and it's a game that brings a huge amount of...

News: Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This Summer

Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This Summer

No food fights please!

No doubt you'll be joining us in playing the excellent Splatoon throughout the Summer, and if you are lucky enough to live in Canada you'll even be able to cool off with Splatoon-inspired frozen yoghurt and sorbets - courtesy of a team-up with Nintendo Canada and Yogurty's and Yogen Fruz. Starting on the 1st of June until the...

News: Be As Stunning As A Squid With This Fashionable Splatoon Attire In Girls Mode 3

Be As Stunning As A Squid With This Fashionable Splatoon Attire In Girls Mode 3

Fabulous, inkling!

It appears the latest entry in the Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) will be borrowing outfits from the fashionably streetwise inklings featured in Splatoon. With a large list of clothing and accessories already available in Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code, this latest...

News: Splatoon Fashion in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Nintendo of America Goes All Out With Its Theme Song

Splatoon Fashion in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Nintendo of America Goes All Out With Its Theme Song

Check that guitar solo

It's been a bit of a Splatoon weekend, so we thought we'd wrap it up with a couple of neat little snippets based on the game. Well, one is particularly cool, one may get a mixed reception. First up we have some outfits for those of you still checking into Animal Crossing: New Leaf on a regular basis, with some user created...

Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintendo's Splatoon Global Testfire Issues

There is a Positive Angle to Nintendo's Splatoon Global Testfire Issues

Lessons learnt

When Nintendo announced the first round of Splatoon Global Testfire sessions we described the idea as a clever Nintendo Direct highlight, as it achieved multiple goals. It created 'event'-style hype, gave curious Wii U owners a look at the game, and also allowed Nintendo to stress-test the online component with an audience of a...

News: Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problems in Final Pre-Launch Session

Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problems in Final Pre-Launch Session

Splatoon Global Backfire

Update: Surprisingly, servers re-opened shortly after the session was due to close, with connection issues initially intermittent before performance improved to near-perfect levels. Nintendo formally extended the session to 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am UK / 2am CET, with that extra hour largely running as smoothly as the...

Reminder: The Final Splatoon Global Testfire is on 23rd May

The Final Splatoon Global Testfire is on 23rd May

One more session before launch

Splatoon is creeping ever closer, but Nintendo is giving everyone one more chance to try out online matches for free. If you missed the news last week, here's a reminder. The final one hour Splatoon Global Testfire is on Saturday 23rd May at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET; not great times for those...

News: Splatoon's Iwata Asks Interview Considers Its Origins of Tofu, Rabbits and More

Splatoon's Iwata Asks Interview Considers Its Origins of Tofu, Rabbits and More

Iwata: "Well, I guess ink-an't be helped. (laughs)"

Splatoon isn't far away, arriving on 29th May on the Wii U, bringing its own blend of chaotic and colourful shooting. It's also a new IP, which is rare enough from Nintendo to be something worth mentioning, and there's certainly hype around the exclusive. Nintendo has now published a new Iwata...

News: We Have An Inkling These Amazing Splatoon Shirts Will Be Popular

We Have An Inkling These Amazing Splatoon Shirts Will Be Popular

Stay fresh

Japanese clothing firm King of Games is releasing a range of Splatoon gear, and boy do we want it all. The range of shirts - all based on designs seen in the forthcoming Wii U shooter - go on sale on June 13th for 4,259 Yen a pop, which is about $35 / £22 / €31. You can view the range by clicking one of the thumbnail images below...

News: Splatoon Hype Brings Squirt Guns and Manga

Splatoon Hype Brings Squirt Guns and Manga

You brought the pizza, right?

Excitement for Splatoon is building like it's your upcoming 8th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's all over again, and some recent tie-ins are only adding to that sense of fun. Interested parties who haven't pre-ordered yet might want to consider heading to Target for their squid-based needs, if possible. An allegedly...

Video: We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

Twin-stick it to the man

One of the more divisive aspects of Nintendo's upcoming ink-em-up Splatoon is the integration of motion controls into the core gameplay. Considering shooters have been comfortable with simply using two analogue sticks simultaneously to move and aim this addition initially seemed a little gimmicky and unnecessary to many...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess Fest Sits in the 'Bizarre' Category

Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess Fest Sits in the 'Bizarre' Category

It was messy

At the end of April Nintendo of America announced its Splatoon Mess Fest, a live event at Santa Monica Pier - California - to promote the upcoming Wii U shooter. It was standard PR event fair, pulling in celebrities and the public to have some messy fun on a goo-filled assault course. Celebrities included Disney's Joey Bragg and James...