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It's finally arrived. One of the biggest updates - to version 2.0.0 - for Splatoon is now live, bringing with it a whole load of enhancements; it should automatically download when you next boot up the game. There are some balancing tweaks, of course, but it's the arrival of greater match customisation along with a host of new goodies that are getting both kids and squid excited.

Below is the high level summary from the official Splatoon Tumblr page:

  • More than 40 pieces of new gear
  • Two new weapon types, the Slosher and Splatling
  • Squad Battles
  • Private Battles
  • Level Cap Increase
  • Ranked Battle Level Increase
  • Updates to Urchin Underpass
  • New Music

Plenty to take in; as highlighted above a particularly big deal are the options to team up with friends in Squad Battles, or to run your own Private Battles with almost any player configuration you want, up to a maximum of four per team. For those with active Friend Lists on their Wii U, Splatoon just got a whole lot better.

The other tweaks are welcome too - there's loads of gear, two new weapon types, increased level and ranking caps, a tweaked stage and an awesome new music track.

So, dive into the update and let us know what you think!