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Nintendo Unveils A Huge Amount Of New Content For Splatoon 2

And it's all for free.

Nintendo aren’t holding back with their year-ending content updates for Splatoon 2, with tons and tons of content being added to the game over the next month, with the bulk of it landing this Friday, and ending with a brand new game mode in mid-December.

There’s four stages joining the rotation some time soon, starting on Saturday with the release of the brand new MakoMart level, set in a giant superstore. Shellendorf Institute will also be a new addition to the series, while Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall are returning from the first game. These competitive maps are complemented by a new Salmon Run stage set in the Salmonid Smokeyard, which features a wide gap on the beach dividing two upper platforms and a few fan lifts to force you to work as a team.

A separate update in mid-December will add Clam Blitz, where you have to try and collect clams from across the stage. The aim is to throw clams into the basket near your opponent’s base, with the first team to score 100 points the winner. The baskets are protected by a barrier which needs to be destroyed, with the key to doing this being to collect 10 clams which turns into a Power Clam that can be used to destroy the barrier. It sounds more complicated that it will actually end up being, I’m sure.


Beyond this there’s 140 pieces of new gear coming to the game – and long, long overdue you’ll be able to swap gear between battles without exiting to the lobby anymore! – four new hairstyles to choose from, new battle music to play too and a new level 99 cap to aim for, which can be reset by talking to Judd, so that you can display it as Level ★1 and start from scratch, loosely similar to prestiging in Call of Duty, but without losing your unlocks. You’ll also be able to show off in a bunch of new amiibo photo spots that take you beyond Inkopolis and off to various battle stages.

It’s a really big new update that will have me loading up Splatoon 2 once more, that’s for sure.

Source: press release

  1. Eldave0
    Since: Aug 2008

    Sounds good. Super annoyed I lost all my digital purchases earlier this year (make a note of those backup codes if you set up two-factor authentication, guys…) as I’d love to jump back into this one :(

    Comment posted on 21/11/2017 at 16:07.
  2. ico
    Since: Aug 2010

    Cheap at twice the price! Bit miffed there is no (one switch) local multiplayer. I’m not a big online player so should I still get this? Just hoping for a general consensus so any thoughts would be appreciated. I’m in no mad rush as just rinsed Mario and currently early doors on Zelda and expect to put a lot of time into that!

    Comment posted on 21/11/2017 at 18:06.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      If you’ve no interest in multiplayer, then not really. There’s Salmon Run, but the main lasting appeal for Splatoon 2 is in the multiplayer.

      I’d expect Nintendo will host a free weekend or two for this and ARMS in the new year, so those would be good opportunities to try them out if and when they happen.

      Comment posted on 22/11/2017 at 01:30.
      • ico
        Since: Aug 2010

        Many thanks! Makes sense and a cracking idea to try it if offered under a free weekend trial. I’ll keep my peepers peeled!

        Comment posted on 22/11/2017 at 19:26.