Japan Celebrates Splatoon's Anniversary with Fan Art

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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.

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(Nintendo is also celebrating by, as Famitsu reports, announcing a Splatoon Wii U bundle that comes with a download for the game and Squid Sister Amiibo figures.)

Below, is a sampling of some of the fan art that marks the game’s first anniversary.

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Tomorrow is May 29. That’s the day Splatoon was released in North America and Europe. So, feel free to mark that anniversary anyway you see fit.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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