Splatoon News

News: Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Private lobbies, tag team matches and more

Update: Nintendo as issued a press release which gives a few more details. The following will all be included in this update: Squad Battle - Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles Private Battle - Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for...

News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

If you've ever found yourself unable to keep up with all the hustle and bustle in the world of Nintendo you can find yourself in some pretty sticky situations; that's why we've once again compiled all the biggest and best news, reviews, and releases into one easy video. This week we look at the surprise partnership between Nintendo and Facebook as...

News: Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast That Nintendo Worried About Their General Well-Being

Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast That Nintendo Worried About Their General Well-Being

​"We worried that they're still sleeping and eating!"

Splatoon co-director Tsubasa Sakaguchi has revealed to Eurogamer that he and the rest of the team were surprised at how quickly players reached the game's level cap. As you'll be aware if you've already played Nintendo's excellent online shooter, Splatoon features an experience point system...

News: Splatoon's Camp Triggerfish Map Opens For Business Tomorrow

Splatoon's Camp Triggerfish Map Opens For Business Tomorrow

Happy camper

Nintendo has confirmed via its Facebook page that the Camp Triggerfish map will go live tomorrow morning in the UK. This new map has a tribal feel which sets it apart from the levels we've seen so far - it's like a wooden assault course, complete with squid-like totem poles. The stage is unique in that it features floodgates which - in...

News: Nintendo's Japanese YouTube Channel Serves Up a Musical Splatoon Treat, Devil's Third and Retro Goodness

Nintendo's Japanese YouTube Channel Serves Up a Musical Splatoon Treat, Devil's Third and Retro Goodness

Daigasso! Band Brothers P has never been used in a better way

The Japanese Nintendo YouTube channel is pretty consistent with weekly updates, and the latest batch are all entertaining in their own ways. Our favourite is a musical rendition of the main Splatoon theme using Daigasso! Band Brothers P, a neat 3DS game / app that sadly hasn't made it to...

News: E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

Even more inking options

The drip-feed of Splatoon weapons continues, with two more combat options coming to the game tomorrow. Nintendo has confirmed that E-litre 3K Scope and Neo Splash-o-matic will go live in the game, offering fans even more choice when it comes to their weapon load out. https://twitter.com/nintendouk/status/623387077972000768...

News: Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Bad luck, Sleeping and Water Slides

This past weekend saw another Splatoon Splatfest take place in North America and Europe, with the former having to choose between Roller Coasters and Water Slides while the latter's options were Eating and Sleeping. In North America it was Team Roller Coaster which emerged victorious once the ink had stopped...

Talking Point: Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

New audiences and more headlines

It's been Evo weekend in Las Vegas, arguably the most notable fighting game tournament in the world. Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Wii U entry are two of the biggest titles of the event, with recognisable competitors and a lot of press coverage revolving around the series. If Masahiro Sakurai takes personal...

News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Processor May Be Supplied by AMD

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Processor May Be Supplied by AMD

Saturdays of thunder

It can be tough to keep up with all the Nintendo happenings that occur in a week, and we at Nintendo Life understand that. That's why we've once again combined all the biggest news, reviews, and releases from the previous seven days into one easy-to-watch video. This week we take a look at the rumours surrounding AMD providing...

Video: Check Out Splatoon's New Octobrush & N-ZAP '89 in Action

Check Out Splatoon's New Octobrush & N-ZAP '89 in Action

A brush with death

Splatoon updates are coming in thick and fast, and the latest addition to the proceedings include the Octobrush and the N-ZAP '89. The Octobrush is essentially a heavier version of the Inkbrush, but is weightier so don't expect the Sonic-like speeds from before. The N-ZAP '89 boasts identical stats to the original - including...

News: N-ZAP89 and Octobrush Weapons are Next Up in Splatoon Update

N-ZAP89 and Octobrush Weapons are Next Up in Splatoon Update

Don't duck this hunt

Splatoon's weekly dose of new goodies to try keeps on coming, and this time around we have two new weapons to consider. They're both variations of previous weapons, with neat designs and no doubt varied load-outs compared to their predecessors. As you can see below we have the N-ZAP89 and Octobrush on the way. At the time of...

News: Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as Hardware Momentum Stays Positive

Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as Hardware Momentum Stays Positive

Combined Wii U and 3DS sales 20% up on last year

As is the norm for the middle of any month, we have NPD sales results to consider; these account for the US physical retail market and don't include second hand sales, eShop downloads and so on. Nevertheless, they provide a little insight into what's performing well in the country. The June results...