New “Splatoon 2” Ranked Mode, Clam Blitz, to be Added Tonight

Splatoon 2 will be introducing a new ranked battle mode this evening (December 12) called Clam Blitz!

In Clam Blitz, clams are scattered all over the stage. Players must collect and throw the clams into the enemy team’s basket. The first team to reach 100 points is the winner! However, each basket is surrounded by a protective barrier that can only be broken by a Power Clam, a giant football-shaped clam that is automatically created after collecting and holding onto 10 regular clams. The barrier will begin to restore itself immediately after breaking, but the timer can be delayed by tossing clams into the basket.

Clam Blitz will join the regular ranked battle rotation along with Tower Control, Splat Zones, and Rainmaker tonight.

You can find a video introduction and more information after the break!

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“Splatoon 2” Official Art Released for Japan’s Upcoming Splatfest

Splatoon 2 has released promotional artwork for almost every Splatfest event so far, with Pearl and Marina promoting the side they’re fighting for, and now a new illustration has been released for Japan’s upcoming Splatfest: Agility vs. Endurance!

This Splatfest will begin for Japanese players starting on October 14 at 13:00 and will last until October 15 at 13:00. Meanwhile, North America is getting ready for a Halloween-themed Splatfest starting on Friday the 13th: Vampire vs. Werewolf! This event hasn’t received any special illustration at this time, but it might in the coming days. It sure would be cute to see!

UPDATE: The North American Splatfest has received its art! It’s super cute and has been added with the other illustrations after the break.

Check out Splatoon 2‘s previous Splatfest illustrations after the break!

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Video: How to Make Deep Fried Shwaffle from Splatoon 2

Have you ever wanted to try a deep-fried schwaffle from Splatoon 2? Well, Jammy Cooks has created their own interpretation of the dish so you can learn to make it yourself, no Crust Bucket necessary.

Check it out below the cut!

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Animation: Splatoon 2 -Japan Splatfest: French Fries or Nuggets?-

Japan’s latest Splatfest was sponsored by McDonald’s! Pearl’s side was for its french fries and Marina’s was for its chicken nuggets. DNA created a cute little Splatoon 2 animation about it.

Find it after the break!

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Comic: Guess Who Won? | Salmon Run | Alola Shenanigans | Meeting The Parents | Miyazaki

Eheheh, I included one that I drew this time. (It’s the one linked in the header image.)

Read them all after the break!

Read moreComic: Guess Who Won? | Salmon Run | Alola Shenanigans | Meeting The Parents | Miyazaki

“Splatoon 2” Direct Reveals Game Updates, Features, and New Band “Off The Hook”

Nintendo aired their Splatoon 2 Direct earlier today and went in-depth on all sorts of fun features and updates this game will have. Some highlights include:

  • the ability to speed through Sheldon’s weapon descriptions
  • updates to main weapons, sub weapons, special weapons, and gear abilities
  • changes to the ranked battle system (players will receive a ranking for each game mode instead of a single overall rank)
  • SplatNet 2, a service available through the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app that provides schedules, game stats, communication, and more
  • new shop owners and venues to explore
  • the Squid Sister’s musical replacements: “Off The Hook”, a singing duo comprised of Marina (on the right) and Pearl (on the left)
  • and the Splatfest World Premiere on 7/15 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm PT. All Switch owners can download the Splatoon 2 demo and participate.

Splatoon 2 will be released to the Nintendo Switch on July 21.

You can check out the full Direct after the break!

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Trailer and Visual Released for “Splatoon 2″‘s Single-Player Campaign

Nintendo’s latest Direct for their upcoming game ARMS included a new trailer and visual for Splatoon 2‘s single-player campaign: Hero Mode. The two and a half minute trailer shows the campaign’s opening scene with Marie and introduces some of the fun gameplay, and squid puns, you can experience in Hero Mode.

“Callie—of Squid Sisters fame—has gone missing and it’s up to you, with the help of Marie, to search for Callie and the Great Zapfish while battling against the Octarian army. Use different weapons in single-player mode to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and take down towering bosses – weapons like the Roller, Slosher, Splatling, or the new Dualies.”

Splatoon 2 is set to release on July 21 at the retail price of $59.99.

Take a look at the video and visual after the break!

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Final Two “Squid Sisters Stories” Chapters Released

The final two chapters, 6 and 7, of Splatoon 2‘s “Squid Sisters Stories” have finally been updated to the official website! The introduction, prologue, and first chapter were previously released in April, and chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 were released earlier in May.

For those unfamiliar, the stories follow Callie and Marie and their life after the final Splatfest of the first Splatoon game. This conclusion has finally answered what has become of Callie and why she is not seen in Splatoon 2, the game’s sequel.

You can find the chapters, along with their illustrations, after the break!

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“Squid Sisters Stories” Updated with Chapters 4 and 5

Chapters 4 and 5 of Splatoon 2‘s “Squid Sisters Stories” have been updated to the official website! The introduction, prologue, and first chapter were previously released in April, and chapters 2 and 3 were released earlier in May.

For those unfamiliar, the stories follow Callie and Marie and their life after the final Splatfest of the first Splatoon game. The stories hint to answering why only Marie was seen in the Splatoon 2 trailer and if the sisters eventually drift apart.

You can find the chapters, along with their illustrations, after the break!

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