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Today's Nintendo Direct was early in the morning, but jam-packed with information on Splatoon 2, which launches on the Switch July 21st.

We've got a quick recap for you on all the news you might have missed. While some information and modes covered may not be entirely new, there's certainly a lot in here that's certified fresh!
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Today's Nintendo Direct was chock full of gaming news -- including new footage from Splatoon 2! You'll see some new spots and shots, but also a brand-new game mode for up to 4 squids!
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Our newly refurbished staff are excited to bring you all some riveting events and tourneys in the upcoming months leading up and continuing through Splatoon 2 launch. Although they're already in the planning stages for a couple events, we want your feedback in terms of events you would want to see from Squidboards. I've added a number of options here, and while we have a vague idea of what people enjoy, we don't want any assumptions. We are also completely welcome to new ideas as well! So, if you would take the time, please leave an answer in the polling and discuss your answers in the...
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Early this morning, the Japanese Splatoon Twitter (@SplatoonJP) unveiled the new gear mechanics for Splatoon 2. Reinventing the gear abilities system in Splatoon 2 so that players don't have to rely on random chance to get their desired abilities is at the top of many squids' wish lists for changes in Splatoon 2. It seems that the Splatoon Dev Team has once again delivered a change that will make everyone happy.

Strange Approach's Rocket (@PG_Rocketek on Twitter) posted a video earlier today summing...
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The Squid Research Lab has shared with us video footage of four weapons, a sub weapon and four specials today on the Splatoon US blog. Check out a playlist of all the videos below!
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Sometimes it felt like yelling into the void. Ever since launch, the Splatoon community has clamored for a true, dedicated spectator mode and a LAN mode for 4v4 multiplayer. These features never materialized in the original game. Although hope was not lost, it was hard not to wonder if they would ever come.
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Today's Nintendo Direct made it all worthwhile with some unexpected Splatoon news. Despite announcing that Splatoon would no longer receive waves of free DLC (and potentially little else otherwise), Nintendo bounced back with new information outlining major updates hitting the eShop this Spring.
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Hi squids! It's Hank from Nintendome. It seems that many of you enjoyed @ThatSrb2DUDE's awesome handcam footage! If you are looking for more, @Ryanator from... Ryanatorr (funny how that works) has provided some excellent handcam footage of his own!

Make sure to watch closely and take a look to see how he uses the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad and the motion controls to move his Inkling around the turf!

Watch here:



For more fresh Splatoon videos, please consider...
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Hi squids! It's Hank from Nintendome. ThatSrb2DUDE, a Twitch streamer/YouTuber from team Paradise (formerly known as Squid Squad Spades), has created a video where he shows off his gamepad usage with some handy handcam footage!

For those of you that don't know, DUDE is one of the most competent players in the game right now and this video has been highly requested by his followers (including myself). Want to know how DUDE is able to pull off those quick turns so effectively? Watch here:



If you enjoyed his...
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Hi squids. It's Hank from Nintendome. For this episode of Squid Science, I have something special! I have compiled a comprehensive video overview of every buff and nerf Nintendo has made to main, sub, and special weapons in the 2.2.0 update! For more fresh Splatoon content like this, feel free to subscribe to the Nintendome YouTube channel!

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Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the patch down below and for more fresh Splatoon updates, keep your eyes peeled...
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