Though the regular weekly updates of last summer are long gone, Nintendo isn't finished supporting Splatoon yet. Along with the two new amiibo of the Squid Sisters, we're receiving remixed versions of weapons through the new line of Sheldon's Picks. This retooled line of weapons with new sub and special weapons have changed up the online game in interesting ways, but there's even more set to release in the near future.
Vol. 2 is just around the corner and Splatoon's official Tumblr account has been busy the past few days with reveals and info on each weapon, so we've compiled all the information from the posts thus far on the upcoming arsenal. Here's what we have to look forward to:
Grim Range Blaster
Introducing the Grim Range Blaster: a Range Blaster remodeled by Sheldon! Inklings have described it as "totally metal." Between the Burst Bombs sub and the explosive main, it's truly an aggressive set capable of dispatching opponents with frightening speed.
The Bento Splatterscope is a Bento Splat Charger with a scope added for long-range sniping. As Sheldon explains it:
This set suits (passive) aggressive squids who like to pick off opponents from a distance. Blammo!
Bento Splat Charger
The Bento Splat Charger features some weird green stuff Sheldon found washed up on a beach. We agree with Sheldon and think it's pretty cool. It's basically the same as the regular Splat Charger, but Sheldon amped up the defense with a Splash Wall. The Echolocator makes this set perfect for caring souls who love to support their teammates.
The N-ZAP '83 is an N-ZAP '85 that Sheldon modified to faithfully recreate a classic limited-edition piece. It's so faithful, in fact, that players think the buttons might stick a bit sometimes… But that's not a bug – it's a feature, right? The Point Sensor and Kraken make for a set that is handy for cutting off your opponents' advance.
Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose
Check out the super sweet Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose. The Splash Wall sub weapon lets you leverage the great range of the main, while the Bubbler is perfect for turning the tables in a pinch. As Sheldon puts it:
It's super cute with its fruity color scheme and cherry-themed sticker!
The Sploosh-o-matic 7 retains the stats of the original model while adding more strategic options. The short-range main has been bolstered by mid- and long-range sub and special weapons, allowing you to fight effectively at any distance.
CoroCoro Splat Roller
The CoroCoro Splat Roller is decorated with a rad logo Sheldon found inscribed on some ancient writings. The way Sheldon describes it:
It has a new hollow-titanium frame, ball-bearing joints, steering dampers, super stabilizers… So many new parts, in fact, that it kind of… came full circle. The specs ended up identical to the Splat Roller.
But the addition of Splash Walls combined with the powerful Inkzooka make this set full of exciting new possibilities.
Heavy Splatling Remix
Meet the Heavy Splatling Remix. It's not a remix to your favorite headbanger - It's, uh, a remixed version of the Heavy Splatling. Warm up the crowd with the Sprinkler sub and then drown 'em out with the devastating Killer Wail for an encore.
The Aerospray PG is best described as a little update to the Aerospray MG that Sheldon built from his grandpappy's blueprints. No matter how you describe it, it's definitely a hand-crafted work of art. Burst Bombs help claim turf and the Kraken crushes enemy defenses.
To check out more screens of the weapons in action, follow this link.
What do you think? Which weapon is your favorite? Would you like to see a Vol. 3 sometime later this summer? Share your thoughts in the comments below.