New content for Splatoon will be a recurring theme throughout the summer months, with modes, stages and weapons all on the agenda. It seems there'll be some fashionable extra outfits, too.
Magazines in Japan have made some fans in the country happy by confirming that Squid Girl - Shinryaku! Ika Musume - will be included as free extra content in August - there'll be an outfit, of course. It's a popular manga series, in particular, and the Inkling cross-over appeal and familiarities (with tentacles for hair) are fairly obvious.
We're not entirely sure whether this content will come to the West, or whether it'll be branded in the same way, but this could also play into the message that's appeared in the game that refers to the potential presence of "product placement". Quite what this'll entail in the future is unclear, but we wouldn't rule out equivalents to content such as the Mercedes DLC in Mario Kart 8 or Callaway equipment in Mario Golf: World Tour; there have been various examples in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, too.
If Nintendo isn't in negotiations with NERF, we'd be very surprised.
So I hear there's product-placement, now...
Mario Sunshine, anyone?
I want mario amiibo to unlock fludd so you can be a wild card and wash away ink. perhaps leave a puddle for a few seconds that prevents opponents from re inking the area?
On Topic: Yay Ika Musume! Requires more squid puns!!!
It was inevitable, or at least it was something I thought would be nice if it happened. I would be more likely to buy this game of this content eventually made its way here.
Squid girl is so much fun to watch, I love this collab.
@Ryu_Niiyama When you could instead cover enemy ink in friendly ink, what possible advantage would simply removing enemy ink serve?
Now this is Squad tastic... yes I suck at puns.
I think a Mario sunshine level where Mario is a bot trying to clean the map as you continue to muck it us
YES YEAH INVADE!
@bro2dragons That's why I was saying that it could work if the water leaves puddles that prevent immediate re-inking. Like perhaps 10 seconds or so.
I'd personally like for it to be a true wild card and have the ability to be against both sides but I'm not sure how that would keep the teams even unless Nintendo can allow for 9players.
Squidward costume for Splatoon?
I'm not really sold on this crossover, mostly because Shinryaku! Ika Musume is a very shallow and one-dimensional moeblob gallery, but maybe Anbe can actually pull himself together for this...
I was actually wondering why Nintendo didn't put in all kinds of cameo costumes, like the Varia Suit+Arm Cannon, F.L.U.D.D. and Bowser Jr.'s Paintbrush, and more.
Why not a Mario/Luigi set with their outfits plus Fludd/Poltergust as weapons? That would so work!
As long those costumes are only cosmetic nature, I have no problem with that =)
I've been hoping for something simple that could work with most amiibo's if simple hats/shirts/shoes. something like a Mega Man Helmet, Sonic Shoes, or a Wario Moustache would be awesome!
@Kaze_Memaryu - B/c they are savig that for - Splatoon 2: Super Smash Bros Ed next summer. Maybe we'll have dual Gamepad support by then.
I can already see the ads now - "Splatoon 2. Twice as much ink!"
If they want more product placement, all the squidlings hanging out in Inkopolis should be popping Kellogs fruit snacks into their mouths, I have an inkling Nintnedo has an advertising deal w/ Kellogg. (Yes I already posted this once before, apologies to anybody's eyes I hurt from seeing it twice.)
Who thinks the the Tram/Streetcar in Inkopolis will be opened up and lead to an expanded area of new content down the road?
wow squidgirl. Nice!
@MacMan I was really hoping for that! Also, wanted the cafes and other closed shops to open up and let us explore them
The cameos and crossovers they could've done with other Nintendo franchises via amiibo would've been amazing. But I imagine they didn't go with that cause they want Splatoon to stand on its own two feet as a new franchise and not drive in popularity off of other franchises. But that's not to say they can't do it later down the road like Mario Kart 8. Be yourself at first, then expand with DLC and amiibo content referencing other nintendo games. There's so much they could do!
This crossover has been begging to happen ever since Anbe-san made his own Splatoon fanart last year. Nintendo would have been crazy not to have jumped on that.
Wee bit disappointed that it's just a costume DLC. Should still be cool but I'm really hoping for a collaboration that involves a Splatoon manga (and hopefully an anime would follow).
I can't wait till we get Squidward DLC.
I hope this releases in the west, I always wanted a Squid Girl costume ever since Splatoon was announced.
i made a joke about this anime and splatoon just before the game came out. imagine my reaction when i read this on mynintendonews this morning
@FriedSquid What anime is that?
I don't know who that is... Can we get Tomoko Kuroki in there somehow? :3
I do kind of want a Splatoon anime TV show! The style would go together so well with 2D animation.
@ColdingLight It's squid girl(the anime mentioned in the article).
I'm sorry but I don't even know who this is...I don't watch anime. Anyway, I think it'd be cool to see FLUDD in the game with a Mario costume. There's already a "leak" about that.
Here's hoping this comes over to the West! I would love to dress up my Inkling as Squid Girl; it would especially be perfect for matches where I'm on the blue team.
<コ:彡 I love you Ika-chan <コ:彡
I wanted this to happen, I'm glad it really did <3
@ColdingLight From Shinrakyu Ika Musume/Squid Girl! I recommend it if that wasn't obvious.
We need more game modes!!!
Give us that tower thing and rain maker.
Some own rules (with friends) would be cool. Like rollers only or bombs only or anything.
Just something that changes the actual gameplay.
sorry i don't anime.
This is the best news I've heard in a while. Hopefully it comes to America.
The minute I saw what Splatoon was all about, I thought a Squid Girl crossover would be inevitable.
Well, this and a Pokemon crossover — I'm pretty sure there will be some Tentacool/Tentacruel and Inkay DLC somewhere here.
I'm waiting for the Kikkoman crossover. Run around with a red nozzle-tipped fish under your arm firing out tasty soy sau- I mean, ink.
All my YES! To think they joked about Ika dlc when the author drew the Inkling girl last year. Now its actually happening.I haven't been this giddy since Little Mac's confirmation in Smash!
Now all we need is Mario cleaning the area with the FLUDD while the match loads/after a match and Blooper to be a squid form costume
I've never anime-d, but I have seen a ton of fan art for this crossover. Kinda weird, and I probably wouldn't use it, but whatever. I have no strong feelings either way.
Ika Musume costumes will be very much welcome in the west too thanks Nintendo
@Kaze_Memaryu I, for one, would like to assist Ika Musume in invading the human realm. That's an idea for another single-player campaign!
Ika Musume can shoot black ink aside from whatever color of ink her gun has! Assist the humans in fighting back against the invading menace! Remember, don't get caught in friendly fire, water damages you too! There, another campaign idea.
Of course, you still have all the characters' costumes to unlock, hehehe.
I'm having too much fun with this idea.
@Kaze_Memaryu The show is a family comedy much like Sponge Bob. were you expecting something like extreme character development or something in something like this?
@TheWPCTraveler Rather than a player ability maybe she could be a special attack/assist in multiplayer?
I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see a Splatoon-themed course in the next Mario Kart 8 DLC pack if/when it's released.
Anyone has any idea who has the rights for the 'De Blob' franchise nowadays? I mostly think of that one and Epic Mickey, when painting turf.
@Shambo Nordic Games
Mario Sunshine's FLUDD has to be included somehow - that could bring in other inventions by Professor E. Gadd?!
I do not care......I mean great more CGI-objects and assets ( in order to play around with ).
@Spectra_Twilight As I said earlier have the water prevent ink from being reapplied for a set period of time...like ten seconds. Given how frantic this game is it makes recovery by opposing team much harder. The idea isnt to just remove ink but act as a recovery barrier. Since in turf war every percent counts this could destroy another team...or level the playing field for a weaker one. I still think it would work best as an opposing wildcard/invasion type scenario.
Squid Girl !,!
@SamirMalik No, but a bit better writing wouldn't have hurt. Besides their respective tic/gimmick, there's absolutely nothing interesting or even creative about the characters at all.
A good counter-example is Crayon Shin-chan: every single gag that happens seems random at first, but can be tracked down to a plausible reaction from these characters' personalities.
That's not the case with Ika Musume - the characters carry only one single trait with them, and their reactions are either painfully predictable, or even worse, are random without any reason. Basically, the characters are undefined, and must bend to the will of the joke, instead of making the joke through their personality - something that is impossible when there's no actual personality to begin with.
That's called lazy writing, and I'm always against laziness. It's not hard to write it better, but Anbe simply didn't care enough, or thought the miniscule amount would suffice (which it did, sadly).
Well, guess I'm buying a Wii U if that ever makes it to Canada. It was such a great anime, only wish they ran more episodes.
@FriedSquid Yeeeessssss! I've been trying to poulate the miiverse with more Ika Musume, and this should really help.
Hey that's cool! People please stop asking for Mario. He doesn't need to be in this game. Quite frankly I'm tired of Mario trying to shove his way somehow into every Nintendo game.
My friend called me this morning, asking about Splatoon, and after mentioning the memes, he suggested Squidward DLC, and I suggested Squid Girl. So pumped this's real! So, Nickelodeon, there's this one game here...
@Ryu_Niiyama The main flaw I see with such a weapon is how a team consisting completely of F.L.U.D.D.s would work. It's not like they'd be able to claim anything.
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