Today (yesterday if you’re from Europe or Japan) is the first day of E3 2018, and that’s when the grand finals of the Splatoon 2 World Championship were held. In order to conclude this exciting event, Hisashi Nogami shared a couple of equally-exciting announcements for the game.
First: additional content. During the Nintendo Direct, last year, it was initially announced that Splatoon 2 would keep getting new stages and weapons for about a year. In other words, next month, Nintendo was supposed to end support for additional content, though obviously Splatfests were set to continue (at least until July 2019).
The good news is that the game is getting more additional content than initially planned: instead of July 2018, Splatoon 2 will keep getting new stages and weapons until December (basically, until the end of the year).
Hisashi Nogami even shared a trailer showing some new weapons and stages coming soon to the game:
Also, pretty much everyone was expecting Nintendo to share the release date for the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 at E3 2018. And it turns out that it was indeed announced at the Splatoon 2. But the thing that nobody saw coming is that the DLC would be released… tomorrow! To be precise, the DLC will be released on June 13th in the evening in North America, and June 14th in the morning in Europe and North America.
Here’s the launch trailer for the Octo Expansion:
The patch notes for the update will be added to the Splatoon 2 Software Updates page as soon as possible.
But wait, there’s more! Hisashi Nogami had one last announcement. Later this year, new Splatoon 2 amiibo will be released:
- Octoling Boy
- Octoling Girl
- Octoling Octopus
Here’s what they look like:
Finally, Nintendo announced that the Splatoon Koshien would once again take place in Japan this year. In fact, later today, there will be a special livestream on NicoNico for the Splatoon Koshien 2019, where players will be able to vote for the stages to be featured in the tournament. Registrations will also go live once the livestream is over. Click here to check out the livestream!
The livestream will take place on June 13th at the following times:
- Europe: 1PM
- UK: 12PM
- North America (ET): 7AM
- North America (PT): 4AM
- Japan: 8PM
— Splatoon（スプラトゥーン） (@SplatoonJP) June 12, 2018
By the way, did you miss the Splatoon 2 World Championship live? You can now watch recordings of the various “segments” via the YouTube playlist below (will be updated with the Finals recordings later today/tomorrow):