Friday15th Nov 2019
Judd and Li'l Judd are included, too!
Japanese toymaker figma has announced some new Splatoon figures for 2020, and they're looking insanely good. A new 'DX' double pack – which contains two Inkling Boys, Judd and Li'l Judd and a whole bunch of accessories – is available for pre-order now. This pack comes with Splattershot guns, a...
Monday14th Oct 2019
What a line up!
Forget the million-seller chart-toppers. Forget that band who have been your favourite since your teenage years. This right here is the concert you've been waiting for. As part of the Nintendo Live 2019 event which took place over the weekend, Nintendo held a concert starring Callie, Marie, Pearl, and Marina of Splatoon fame. As...
Thursday19th Sep 2019
Version 5.0.1 is near
Splatoon 2 will see yet another update next month, taking the game to Version 5.0.1. Unlike the big bump to Version 5.0 - which was supposedly the final major update for the game - this new patch is being put in place to tweak two minor issues. The patch is expected to go live on 10th October in Europe, Australia, and Japan...
Friday6th Sep 2019
Well, we didn't see this coming
Two of the biggest and best online shooters available on Nintendo Switch might be about to join forces, should the findings of a data miner be anything to go by. Hypex, one of social media's most popular Fortnite leakers, has revealed that items potentially relating to Nintendo's Splatoon franchise have been...
Wednesday31st Jul 2019
Including Splatfest battle mode
Splatoon 2 has now been updated to Version 5.0.0, likely the final major update that the game will receive. As promised, it brings options for players to play on previous Splatfest stages as well as lots, lots more. Thankfully, Nintendo has issued the full patch notes. We've got them all for you below, so strap...
Tuesday9th Jul 2019
Check out the Japanese retail release as well
This weekend, Tetris 99 is celebrating the final Splatfest in Splatoon 2 with a special themed Maximus Cup. As previously noted, this event runs from 12 a.m. PT on July 12 to 11:59 p.m. PT on July 15. If you participate in this event and earn 100 event points, you'll get a n
Thursday4th Jul 2019
Get down with the cool squids
A few months ago, a lovely collection of Splatoon and Animal Crossing iPhone cases arrived on the My Nintendo store across most European countries. For some reason, the UK was left out, but now the designs have safely arrived in the region. You can go ahead and
Monday1st Jul 2019
Unlock a Splatoon 2 theme
A brand new Maximus Cup event has been announced for Tetris 99, but this one is particularly special. The event will be celebrating Splatoon 2's final Splatfest, giving players a chance to unlock a Splatoon-themed in-game theme. The event will be taking place from 12th July at 12am PT up until 15th July at 11:59pm PT. Just...
Monday8th Apr 2019
Nintendo of Europe is now offering a collection of lovely iPhone cases through its My Nintendo store. Designs for both Splatoon and Animal Crossing are featured. The cases are available in most European countries although the UK has been left out (the Nintendo Life office is not a happy place right now). The Splatoon ones will cost you...
Tuesday22nd Jan 2019
Across Europe and North America
Nintendo has today unveiled a number of competitive tournaments scheduled to take place this year with both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 being featured. North America First up, in North America, both games will see a series of online qualifying events take place from February. These qualifiers are for...
Thursday1st Nov 2018
Track down your opponents
Earlier this week, the official Japanese Splatoon Twitter account revealed the fun-looking Ultra Stamp special weapon was making its way to Splatoon 2 in the next update. That's not all, though. Version 4.2.0 - dropping on 6th/7th November, depending on your region - will also be introducing a new sub weapon known as the...
Tuesday11th Sep 2018
A collaboration with Good Smile
Nintendo, in collaboration with the Good Smile Company, has opened pre-orders for a new Splatoon figma pack. Like all good figma, you can move the legs and arms to change the pose of the characters. You can also swap out weapons
Monday10th Sep 2018
Tickets available now
A new exhibition has opened in London, UK, exploring the work and design behind several modern video games including Nintendo's Splatoon. The exhibition, which has been titled 'Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt', aims to explore the medium of gaming since the mid-2000s, looking into how things such as increased access to...
Friday24th Aug 2018
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is easily one of the greatest games of all-time. Nintendo's already received a stack of awards for the game and now it appears to have scored one more at this year's Computer Entertainment Developers Conference held in Yokohama, Japan. The title has received an excellence award from...
Monday13th Aug 2018
Cool squid kids
The world of Splatoon has a very youthful look about it, and that’s not just because it’s a fresh IP. In a brand new Nintendo published interview translated by Nintendo Everything, Hisashi Nogami once again touched on the culture within Splatoon 2 following the release of the
Monday23rd Jul 2018
If you are a Nintendo Switch owner, you might well have been enjoying Splatoon 2 since its launch last year. Playing through the single-player campaign or testing your skills out in some online matches is a great way to build up your Inkling, but what do the Splatoon themed amiibo do within the game? You can, of course, use both the...
Li'l Judd exhausted
Over the weekend, Splatoon 2 celebrated its first anniversary with a Splatfest asking players if Inklings or Octoling reigned supreme. Following the hard-fought battles, Pearl and Marina have now tallied up the scores. The winner is Team Squid, with a 2-1 victory. The squid kids got less votes, but gained more...
Sunday24th Jun 2018
There’s no denying the fact Splatoon has become one of Nintendo’s most marketable modern IP. The first and now second game in the series has paved the way for a bright future. Even in the short time frame of their existence, the inklings have made a surprise cameo in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and were recently added to the Super...
Friday22nd Jun 2018
Take a look while you can
CoroCoro Comic - a monthly Japanese manga magazine that often shares and creates content on video game franchises - has uploaded a complete Splatoon manga online for free viewing. This particular manga, which features both the newly introduced Octoling characters and the new Spy Gear, comes from this month's magazine...
Tuesday29th May 2018
Single-player gubbins in the Splatoon series has always been ruddy good fun, but always feels like it’s playing second fiddle to the online multiplayer, which is largely to be expected but it’s still a shame that it gets forgotten from time to time. Splatoon 2’s Hero Mode was a strong evolution on the first game’s...
Thursday19th Apr 2018
Fresh from Japanese shores
We've unboxed a fair few things in the name of so-called entertainment on our YouTube channel, but one in particular sticks in our mind. Perhaps spurred on by the tantalising idea of a mystery unboxing, one of you lot thought it would be a good idea to ship something off in our direction without telling us what it is, on...
Splatoon 2's upcoming Octo Expansion DLC is getting its own soundtrack album in Japan, it has been revealed. The album - which launches on July 18th in Japan - will come with two CDs. One will contains tracks from Octo Expansion, in addition to new songs which have been added to the core game via software updates. The second CD...
Wednesday4th Apr 2018
"Deep sea dwellers"
Splatoon 2's upcoming Octo Expansion is still somewhat shrouded in mystery; we already know that it will feature 80 brand new stages and a much darker overall tone, but we're yet to find out exactly how the narrative will play out. Something that might help to give us a sense of what to expect, however, are these new images...
Thursday8th Mar 2018
Hold the front page. Nintendo has finally confirmed that Super Smash Bros. is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year. The news was revealed during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, and was very much the "just one more thing" megaton, left right to the very end. Sadly, no gameplay was shown, but we do know that Splatoon's Inklings will...
Saturday3rd Feb 2018
Quite the pickle
Nintendo has announced that the next Splatfest in Splatoon 2 will be kicking off next weekend, asking the age-old question of 'gherk-IN', or 'gherk-OUT'. Taking place in Europe only, this Splatfest will provide definitive proof as to whether or not gherkins deserve a place inside a delicious burger - something we're sure you'll...
Saturday6th Jan 2018
The whole world will decide
The first Splatfest of 2018 is about to arrive in Splatoon 2, putting fans of action movies against those who love a good laugh with a comedy or two. Announced on the official Nintendo Versus Twitter account, this Splatfest will be a worldwide affair; rather than having different themes across Europe, America, and Japan,...
Thursday4th Jan 2018
When will they learn?
Sadly, mobile clones of successful franchises are a strangely common thing these days. Despite the obvious copyright infringements, developers seem to have no shame in creating almost identical (but almost always weaker) versions of popular titles - one such Splatoon clone actually made its way to stores just over a...
Sunday3rd Dec 2017
Time to pulp fiction?
The Splatoon 2 Splatfest events have been pretty darn quirky so far, with topics ranging from fun to outright bizarre. The next event in Europe is playing things relatively safe, though it's still a good showdown. Kicking off on 9th December at 3pm UK / 4pm CET, it's a battle of films against books. So, will you be Team...
Friday1st Dec 2017
It's oh so serious
Splatoon and Splatoon 2 are fantastic games, establishing a new franchise that'll likely run on for many years to come. A big part of the games, apart from splatting things, is the music - from day one the IP has had its own distinct style that goes from strength to strength with each added track, while live performances are...
Tuesday28th Nov 2017
"I caught them when they were probably very busy finishing the game"
Splatoon is fantastic in 3D, but what exactly would it look like in 2D? That's what former Vitei (Steel Diver, Tank Troopers) staffer Nathan Heckel pondered last year. "While I was at Vitei wrapping up work on Tank Troopers as a gameplay programmer, I wanted to start my...