During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo made a few announcement for Splatoon 2, starting with the Splatoon 2 European Championship finale announced a few days ago. It’s been confirmed that both the big finale and the Off the Hook live performance would be livestreamed on YouTube, which is great news for those who will not be able to attend in person (aka. a lot of people!).
Also, it was announced that the next major Software update for Splatoon 2 would be released in late April. Ver. 3.0.0 will bring the following:
- over 100 new pieces of gear
- more stages (Piranha Pit, Camp Triggerfish, and Wahoo World)
- Rank X, above Rank S+
- Callie will appear in Octocanyon, but only if specific criteria are met
More details about the update will be added to the Splatoon 2 Updates page as soon as we have them!
But the biggest news is that Splatoon 2 is getting a major, paid expansion called “Octo Expansion”, releasing this Summer. It adds a hefty new single-player campaign with no less than 80 new missions, where you get to play as Agent 8: an Octoling who lost their memories. This new campaign will shed new light on beloved character, and it looks like it will show us what happened to Cap’n Cuttlefish!
And that’s not all: if you manage to beat this campaign, you will be able to play as an Octoling in multiplayer!
The Octo Expansion launches this Summer, but you can already pre-purchase it on the Nintendo eShop for 19.99€ / $19.99 / 1 944 Yen. A special bundle including the game and the DLC is also available, and costs 79.98€ / $79.99 / 8 402 Yen… perfect for players who are yet to get Splatoon 2! If you pre-purchase the DLC, you will get exclusive Octo-themed in-game gear right away.
In Japan, players will be able to purchase the DLC in stores, thanks to a Download Card releasing on April 30th.
But wait, there’s still more! The Pearl and Marina amiibo announced a few weeks ago finally have a release date: July 13th!
Finally, Nintendo is re-releasing their Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch bundle in Japan, though this time, it also includes a “Squid Start Guide” (most likely the same one that’s part of the Splatoon 2 Starter Edition in North America. It will be available from March 17th.
Here’s some videos and pictures for all the content shown/announced during the Nintendo Direct:
The Upcoming Games page has been updated!