Just recently Nintendo of America confirmed details around the next Splatfest in the region, with the choice being between roasting hot-dogs or marshmallows over a campfire. Obviously marshmallows is the answer, but in any case Nintendo of Europe has announced its own Splatfest for next weekend and it's... interesting.
Running from 6pm UK / 7pm CET on 8th August, this Splatfest will ask Europeans to choose between vast icy expanses of land that they've never visited (in most cases).
Now, we suspect the North Pole will win, simply as anyone told about Santa when they were kids heard some stuff about the North - poor old South Pole, it's boring.
Anyway, try harder next time, NoE.
The South Pole is boring?! I think you'll find the South Pole has penguins. The coolest animal (pun intended) on Earth! I shall be siding with the South Pole.
I think it's clever. Why must it be summer-themed?
Btw South > North
I've just noticed those globes have no UK. Shocking!
Anyway, North Pole - because Callie.
North pole because Santa claus
What, are you kidding, why would anyone pick the North Pole? It doesn't have penguins. I always wanted to go to Antarctica one day.
Definitely voting South Pole.
@shani The North Pole may not have penguins, but it does have polar bears! Not to mention a make believe fat man who drives around the world over night. Wish I had that sled...
i'll be going for south pool because screw santa claus
South Pole has Antarctica, which is an actual continent. The North Pole is just boring ice. Plus, penguins are awesome
South Pole because of the Mountains of Madness!!!
The South Pole is way cooler than the North Pole. I mean literally.
I'm not from Europe, but, South Pole is best Pole. Because penguins, my favorite bird.
@Squid_Gangster Yeah but Penguins are so much more beautiful and funny. Also, Antarctica is much bigger than Arctica.
Just trying to find arguments for a rather pointless differentiation (as always with the Splatfest).
European Splatfests are now officially better than any other.
@TomServo_89 You know I never noticed that until you pointed it out. That's a disgrace to us Brits!
I'm siding with the penguins. They're so adorable and awesome!
South Pole because Marie. Plus penguins!
Penguins are mischievous, devilish little rats. In my time working at the zoo, I learned the hard way to hate these rude waddlers.
My vote sides with the majestic polar bear! Can't get stronger than the very definition of "cuddly and deadly"!
So... pretty much Penguins Vs Polar Bears then?
Mon the Pengys!
north pole because it has the northern lights
Hi, welcome to Earth, are you new here?
Despite the cool theme, this debate between North and South is getting pretty heated...
England will vote North, Aussies will vote South. Its the Ashes of Splatfests!!!!
I wonder that the next splatfest will be after this one
This splatterfest will be like... whatever
When in doubt, always go South.
@candy94 South pole has the Aurora Australis or southern lights.
Why not make it Penguins vs Polarbears? Why a boring theme about two similar continents?
Sorry Europe..really? Battle of the poles? This just seems really weird.
I'ma suit up for team South Pole! Get it? Cause penguins look like they're wearing suits?
Ah, heck, going South Pole anyway. I want a fresh Penguin suit in Splatoon now.
@candy94 It'll be Wii U vs PS4
@Squid_Gangster - What do you mean make believe???? My whole life means nothing now!!!!!!!!!!!
We get the weirdest choices.
I have no idea which I prefer, or if I do even prefer any. Might just pick North because I've been on Callie's team twice already so sticking with her.
What a poor choice for teams. Penguins FTW though.
@PurpleSquirrel64 Sinterklaas OP #Nederland
Quite the odd Splatfest choices. I'll have my friend support the South because I love Mari-- I mean Penguins. Yeah... heh.
I think people are taking these team choices a tad bit too seriously. They're not the best choices, but ever since the last Splatfest (eating vs sleeping) I've learned to simply take these choices a bit more light heartedly.
North Pole has (a lot more) seals, and sharks bigger than Great Whites, so why would you vote for penguins. (Which is going to be what it comes down to).
I'm team South Pole. North Pole may have Santa, but South Pole has The Thing that massacred that whole antarctic research station.
South Pole obviously. I mean it's basically just a stone's throw away from here so why wouldn't I?
Just a bit of craic isn't it? Pick your side and have #FUN! There's enough serious stuff in the world, keep it out of Splatfest Nintendo! North for me by the way. You can't beat Father Christmas! Also: Polar Bears EAT penguins. Probably
North Pole! North Pole!
@Yosher ah I don't take them seriously but it's fun to get behind a team and trash talk your mates who voted the other way, especially when your side wins (go Rock and Eating!). Plus the Miiverse graffiti can be quite entertaining with people making creative taunts and propaganda for their side.
What exactly are we meant to get behind and joke about here? I liked the weirdness of eating vs sleeping, this isn't even weird though it's just... obscure. I don't know why we couldn't have the roller coaster vs waterslides or cats vs dogs? (S'mores vs hotdogs is a very American thing so I get why not that one) Those are fun, silly, trivial things to rally behind and mess about with
@harouhiko There were several references to that book in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M... I still need to get around to finish read At the Mountains of Madness though... I stopped around when the people started going missing.
@MJKOP Everyone knows polar bears don't eat penguins because they can't get the wrappers off!
Herbert P. Bear V.S. Club Penguin
@chardir oh that's it, you win mate! Close it up here, we're all done. That made me smile, nice one
And all of a sudden hot dog vs marshmallow looks like genius.
They should have choose north vs south for america to see how many confederate flag posts they would get. I know it's poles, but the flags would still be out in droves I'm sure.
@TomServo_89 woah didnt see that
maybe we sank into the sea :0
@Calllack yeah, maybe both of the poles melted and we got wiped out in the Splatoon Dystopian future.
Technically the North Pole isn't an expanse of land, is it? It's just ice. The South Pole is, though.
Stuff you guys i'm voting South Pole Antarctica is a legitimate destination on my bucketlist!
Antarctica! It's my most-wanted vacation destination and has been ever since I was a kid. I love winter. Not sure if my body is ready, though. May need to take it slow and visit Alaska first.
The Vikings of Scandinavia will vote North and we will be victorious.
I don't even have Splatoon, but I can't tell you how happy I am to see so many of you saying South pole because of penguins. Good choice.
Also, I'd love to go to Antarctica just once...
The intelligent choice is South Pole, but I bet North Pole wins due to the greater northern hemisphere population and Santa Clause crap! Do I want 24 or 18 sea snails, that is the question!!
Polarbear votes north pole!
Antarctica for sheer danger.
Wow, seems Nintendo provoked quite an intense discussion.
What the hell is a splatfest?
The choices remind me of the Everybody votes channel on the Wii.
I'm going south, that's what always happens when I play splatoon!
That and it's actual terra firma, rather than just some floating ice.
I chose South - penguins are adorable, and also Marie is my fave so... I was a little biased...
South pole is the best... no opinions needed
"Now, we suspect the North Pole will win, simply as anyone told about Santa when they were kids heard some stuff about the North - poor old South Pole, it's boring."
I suspect you were wrong. =)
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