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News: Two More New Weapons Are Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Two More New Weapons Are Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Arm up, Squids

The flood of new Splatoon weapons continues, with Nintendo UK confirming via Twitter that two new armaments are coming to the game tomorrow. The Sploosh-o-matic and the .96 Gal Deco are the weapons in question, and you can see images of them below. https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/618316628162445312 Will you be checking out...

News: Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in Japan

Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in Japan

Initially kid, then squid

Splatoon has undoubtedly been a huge success since release, with the game already shifting over 1 million sales worldwide. Much of the title's success has been in its native home of Japan, and those sales - coupled with the characteristically low stock of amiibo - resulted in the Splatoon amiibo vanishing fast from Japanese...

Guide: Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mode with these Easy-to-Use Tricks & Tips

Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mode with these Easy-to-Use Tricks & Tips

We all want control

Splatoon's new Tower Control game mode has been released to the public, and as with any new set of rules it can take a while to learn how best to approach the matter. That's why we've played and played since silly o' clock in the morning in order to better understand the ins and outs and more importantly deliver our findings and...

Weirdness: Splatoon Has Been Impressively Recreated In Team Fortress 2

Splatoon Has Been Impressively Recreated In Team Fortress 2

Modding madness

Splatoon has been a critical and commercial success for Nintendo, and has introduced an entire generation of players to the concept of an online, team-based shooter. In fact, it has turned so many heads that even PC gamers - the chaps who live and breathe this kind of game - are paying tribute in their own unique way. A team of...

News: Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release and Live Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast

Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release and Live Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast

Jump on board, new stage may feature

Splatoon is the game that keeps giving, for free no less, and the latest major update has gone live to tidy up gameplay. More tangible content is also coming, though, with Nintendo confirming that the Tower Control mode will be joining Ranked Battles on 1st July. It'll launch at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern in...

Guide: How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First Splatfest

How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First Splatfest

Ink-capable of resisting

After a short delay, Splatoon's fabled Splatfest event is arriving in the West this weekend beginning on the 4th July. If you're in North America the theme is Cats vs. Dogs, and if you're in Europe the choices are more musically orientated: Rock vs. Pop. We'll be taking part alongside our chosen teammates, but just in case...

Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings, and Same-Sex Marriage

F-Zero Wii U, Octolings, and Same-Sex Marriage

Go week at the knees

Being the veritable saints that we are at Nintendo Life we've once again thrown together a way for you to take in all the biggest Nintendo news of the week, as well as all the reviews and releases you'd expect. In the video this week we talk about playable Octolings in Splatoon, a cancelled F-Zero title for Wii U, same-sex...

News: Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Due on 30th June, Gameplay Adjustments Detailed

Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Due on 30th June, Gameplay Adjustments Detailed

Annoying Kraken Special Weapon to be powered down, a bit

Splatoon is being spruced up with new content on a weekly basis, adding new stages and weapons to the mix. It's also had fairly regular software updates, and the next major set of changes will be implemented on 30th June with version 1.3.0. It'll fix some Splatfest issues from Japan - prior to...

News: Two More New Weapons Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Two More New Weapons Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Ink-credible staying power

Nintendo has confirmed that two more weapons will be added to Splatoon tomorrow. The Carbon Roller and Custom Dual Squelcher are the items in question, and according to the recent leak, these are the sub weapons they'll be shipping with: Carbon Roller - Burst Bombs & Inkzooka Custom Dual Squelcher - Squid Beakon...

News: The First Western Splatoon Splatfest Kicks Off on 4th July

The First Western Splatoon Splatfest Kicks Off on 4th July

"Sorry for the delay—we experienced some…tentacle difficulties"

Not so long ago Nintendo of America confirmed a delay to the first Splatoon Splatfest in the West, following matchmaking and connection problems in the first Japanese event. These are online challenges in which you pick a side in a simple debate and then fight for your choice in...

Gallery: The Splatoon T-Shirt Market Has More Variety Than the Game's Store

The Splatoon T-Shirt Market Has More Variety Than the Game's Store

Take that Jelly Fresh!

When it comes to fashion, Splatoon is cutting-edge gaming. Apart from those amiibo outfits that only dedicated collectors have, there are plenty of varieties of t-shirts, hats and shoes bopping around in the game's plaza at any time, while the stores rotate their offerings on a daily basis. Sure, you can pick outfits based on...

News: Luna Blaster Weapon Arriving Tomorrow For Splatoon

Luna Blaster Weapon Arriving Tomorrow For Splatoon

It's out of this world

Nintendo UK have confirmed that the "Luna Blaster" - the latest new Splatoon weapon is available for us Brits from tomorrow morning (Wednesday the 24th). As of yet, Nintendo of America haven't tweeted out the news, but it will presumably be available this evening - in keeping with the usual DLC release patterns. Little...

News: Splatoon Holds Its Territory in the UK Charts

Splatoon Holds Its Territory in the UK Charts

Still battling it out in the top 10

Splatoon's arrival at the end of May certainly brought some hype to the Wii U, and early chart results were certainly positive for the title. As it approaches one month on the market, however, we're left to wonder how it'll fare over the summer months. It's holding its momentum fairly well, it seems. Still...

News: Début Splatfest Postponed in North America 

Début Splatfest Postponed in North America 

Though the Bluefin Depot stage is in action, at least

Splatoon has been a game that, since launch, has kept serving up new content to freshen up the experience. We've have new stages and guns, with Ranked Battles also being an early addition, which have all helped to spruce up the content on offer. One major new feature, the Splatfest, will...

News: Two More Splatoon Weapons Are About to Arrive

Two More Splatoon Weapons Are About to Arrive

We can expect them today / tomorrow

Update: It's now confirmed that, as normal with these updates, these weapons will arrive at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern today, which is 3am UK / 4am CET on 17th June in Europe. Because one new weapon just doesn't seem like enough, the L-3 Nozzlenose is being added to the ink gun arsenal today at 7 PM PT! This...

News: Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of the Inkling Language

Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of the Inkling Language

Only linguist enthusiasts and big fans need apply

Anyone that's been playing Splatoon has likely noticed the symbols scattered around in the environment and collectable log files, while some characters talk in what many will assume is gibberish. Keen fans, however, have spent recent times attempting to decipher and translate this language, employing...