Splatoon 2: more details on the Famitsu Squid Fashion Contest 2017, launch trailer (Europe)

Yesterday, Famitsu announced the Squid Fashion Contest 2017 (similar to the one for Splatoon, held back in 2015), where fans can submit their own creations with the hope of having it added to the game via one of the upcoming free Software updates. And today, the magazine shared some additional details about the contest.

As explained yesterday, there’s now two categories, and they each have their own requirements:

  • Gear: you need to draw an Inkling with headgear, clothes, and footwear. It’s recommended to also draw the Inkling from the back, especially if there’s something interesting there (such as an insignia on the back of a uniform, for example).
  • Graffiti: you just need draw an illustration for a graffit you think could appear in the world of Splatoon 2. The picture has to be at the following size: 1920×1080 (resolution 150ppi) for illustrations sent digitally, and 16cmx9cm (vertically) for those sent on paper. Also, the drawing must only include characters that could appear in the game (so no humans).

Here’s two examples:

In both cases, if you decide to send your illustration digitally, it has to be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPG, PNG (and max. 3MB). Naturally, there are other restrictions: the illustration has to be original (not published anywhere), and your own. What’s more, all rights regarding the illustrations are transferred to Nintendo for free, and you agree to them basically doing whatever they want with it.

Fans can submit their entry from July 20th to August 10th. After that, members of the development team and the editorial staff at Famitsu will select the winning entry/entries for each category, and the results will be revealed in late September (via the magazine and its website).

For more details, you can check out this post (entirely in Japanese, which is no wonder as Famitsu is a Japanese magazine after all).

Finally, here’s the European launch trailer for Splatoon 2:

Splatoon 2 (Switch) comes out on July 21st worldwide.


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