After spending more than a year falling in love with Callie and Marie, Splatoon’s final Splatfest asked players to choose between them. It was incredibly close, but we’ve decided to live with mom. Wait.
Splatoon’s Splatfest, its eight-player inky turf war, is ending on July 24th, Nintendo announced yesterday. And it’s the ultimate battle: Callie vs. Marie, Splatoon’s two spunky mascots. Inklings are riled up over #waifuwars, as it’s being called, and already picking sides — or bemoaning Splatfest’s end:
Splatoon’s last big event asks one impossible, divisive question: are you Team Marie or Team Callie? It will be a waifu war for the ages.
Something about this Chinese mobile game looks… similar... to another game I like. I can’t quite place it, though.
Seems like good a place as any to strap a GamePad, no?
On May 28, Splatoon was released in Japan one year ago. Players fell in love, got damn good, and the game became a hit. Today is May 28, and on Twitter, folks online in Japan are celebrating.
Unlocking new in-game challenges is nice and all, but where are the Amiibo that unlock new musical numbers? They’re Callie and Marie, Splatoon’s Squid Sisters, and they’ll be hitting stores on July 8.
You had an inkling this was going to happen, didn’t you?
Splatoon players have some pretty strong opinions about one of the oldest fights in video games, Pokémon Red versus Pokémon Blue.
This weekend, the Squid Sisters from Splatoon performed live in concert at this year’s Game Party in Japan. Aren’t virtual idols great?
Game Party Japan 2016 played host to the Japanese National Splatoon Championship. But while that was going on at the front of the booth, it’s back side sported an awesome gallery of fan-made versions of Splatoon’s ink-based weaponry.
4Gamer asked 147 of the biggest names in Japanese gaming which title from 2015 they admired the most. Coming in at number one was Splatoon with 27 game creators saying they admired that most, followed by Bloodborne, Super Mario Maker, and Fallout 4.
The Wii U had a tough 2015. Nintendo can boast that they’ve released some of the most excellent exclusives of the year, yes, but with their next console looming in the horizon, it’s hard not to feel like 2015 was a transitional period.
The most important factor in creating Splatoon-inspired dishes, as Food Network’s Justin Warner does in his latest Foodie Call video, is to make sure the main ingredient is a squid now. Once that’s confirmed, cook away.
For those who didn’t like how some of the Rollers and Blasters were balanced, good news. Nintendo will fix that in an update. For those who did like the way they are now, well, sorry!