There’s another Splatfest coming next weekend Nintendo of America officially confirmed the news via their Twitter account. This time the Splatoon Splatfest will be between Marshmallows and Hot Dogs. The Splatfest takes place on August 7th through till August 8th.
On 6th August, a free software update for Splatoon on Wii U brings a large amount of new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level-cap and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Players will now be able to create a winning strategy and fight to be the best and most battle tested squid-squad around.
The new update introduces Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options. In Squad Battle, players can participate in Ranked Battle rule sets with friends, rather than being teamed up with other players through a random selection. After a player creates a squad, friends can be recruited to form a team of two to four Inklings. Friends will always play together on the same team and battle against other squads at random.
Nintendo will unleash its new Miiverse hub next week. According to an official post by Nintendo’s Erika, the redesign will arrive for all of the social network’s users on Wednesday, July 29. If you’ve got any last well wishes or drawings tucked up your sleeve, perhaps post them to your activity feed as a reminder to all of your followers and friends. As of next week, users will no longer be able to post in their activity feeds and are only able to view them as part of light-hearted nostalgia.
Another multiplayer map will soon be added to the stage rotation in Splatoon. The new map, which is called Camp Triggerfish, will be available starting today at 7 p.m. PT. In Camp Triggerfish, battles play out across a series of bridges, which players will have to cross to reach their opponents’ turf. Below is an official description of the new map, courtesy of Splatoon’s Tumblr page.
Each team base at Camp Triggerfish is outfitted with a set of floodgates. When the gates are down, it’s easier for the other team to come and go as they please. In Turf War, the gates lower with one minute left on the clock, leading the way for late-game assaults. In Ranked Battle, they stay down so players can come and go as they please. Watch out in Tower Control! The tower’s path is almost always over water and you’ll need to show off your best squid skills to avoid getting dunked.
The results for this weekend’s Splatoon Splatfest have been announced and it was a reasonably close fought competition. Roller Coasters won in the United States beating Water Slides in an epic battle for supremacy. Meanwhile in Europe Team Eat won the Splatfest as they received the most votes, while team sleep got the most wins. The event ended with Team Eat scoring 159 points and Team Sleep got 141 points.