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3/8/2018 Nintendo Direct - Splatoon 2 News! Octo Expansion, Update 3.0, and Inklings in Smash!

What did you think of this Nintendo Direct?

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  • PUT ____ ON NINTENDO SWITCH

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    64
Big news, squids!

If you missed last night’s Nintendo Direct, time to get caught up. Here's the Splatoon 2 portion:


First, we got our first look at Update 3.0 for Splatoon 2. Arriving sometime in late April, version 3.0 will introduce over 100 new pieces of gear, as well as at least one new map – Wahoo World: a fantastic amusement park billed as “the hot spot for hip inklings!” Returning maps from Splatoon will be added too, including Camp Triggerfish and Piranha Pit.

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Update 3.0 will also introduce a new rank in ranked play - Rank X. Currently, there aren’t any details for this new rank aside from being above S+.

Next – Splatoon 2 is getting its first-ever paid DLC! This is an entire single-player expansion dubbed the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. Following the adventures of octoling Agent 8, you’ll traverse a grimy underworld to complete 80 different tests connected by a subway filled with familiar faces. Where has Agent 8 woken up? What in the world is happening!?


The Octo Expansion will also allow players to use Octolings in local and online multiplayer modes.

And finally, we were treated to the big reveal of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch, launching sometime in 2018. It’s pretty certain that the Inklings will be joining the playable roster of this new Smash game.

Are you ready for Update 3.0? Prepared to take on the Octo Expansion? Pumped to lay the smackdown on some fools? There's a lot coming just over the horizon!
 
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Easily one of the best Nintendo Directs in a long time. It's been a while since I've seen Nintendo this confident in their work, and it's earned. I wish I could go back a year to skeptical-me, who was unsure of the Splatoon 2 teased trailer, and show him the magnificent work of editing that was the Octo-expansion teaser. Smash at the end was just the perfect icing on the cake.
 
Super excited after this Nintendo Direct! I did see some spoilers before I watched it, Inklings in Smash, playable Octolings.. But I did not expect a whole new single-player campaign! I knew we'd get Inklings in Smash at some point, but in 2018? I would love to believe that's true, but I wouldn't put it past Nintendo to delay such a big title. I would imagine holiday 2019 would be more realistic. Still, very hyped for it.
 
Also, I thought that splatoon 1 would get rereleased, due to the splatoon 1 video and inklings being used. I really do hope that it does get rereleased, as I personally like the specials and art direction more.
 
*currently rewatching the octo expansion trailer*
I thought it was cool, i mean, not that awesome, its not like there's OCTOLINGS and AWESOME GEAR and PIRHANA PIT'S BACK and OCTOLINGS THAT ARE PLAYABLE-
okay i love this
 
Well played Nintendo, well played.

2018 = octo = 8

-_- ...

That aside, I still think they should have waited till October to do the october thing. But then again, we have been wanting this for what now, 3 years? So maybe it was a good idea.

I think @Agent Z couldn't wait one more second.

Also I think that the boy octolings look actually pretty cool. I mean some artists drawing s were better but this is cool though
 
Well played Nintendo, well played.

2018 = octo = 8

-_- ...

That aside, I still think they should have waited till October to do the october thing. But then again, we have been wanting this for what now, 3 years? So maybe it was a good idea.

I think @Agent Z couldn't wait one more second.

Also I think that the boy octolings look actually pretty cool. I mean some artists drawing s were better but this is cool though
Your assumption is correct.
BUT NOW THEY'RE MAKING ME PAY FOR IT.
 
Honestly, I'd be really hype for this. But only when I can get brand new joy cons, oh and if I actually don't go broke when the octo expansion comes out.
 
Hey, guys, I'm quite new to Splatoon and well I don't even have the game yet I'm getting it for my birthday but I saw the Octo-expansion and it looked confusing I'm just wondering if the whole thing with it that you get to be an Octoling? That would be mega cool, Anyways if you comment and help me out then in advanced thanks! and Stay fresh!
 
Hey, guys, I'm quite new to Splatoon and well I don't even have the game yet I'm getting it for my birthday but I saw the Octo-expansion and it looked confusing I'm just wondering if the whole thing with it that you get to be an Octoling? That would be mega cool, Anyways if you comment and help me out then in advanced thanks! and Stay fresh!
Yes, as soon as you finish the new single player mode (maybe it’s right away? Not sure), you can play as an octoling! There is a new single player mode where you play as an Octoling. Hope this helps! (If it’s confusing in any way, just tell me and I’ll try again )
 
Awesome Nintendo Direct, not to heavy on stuff that is actually coming in 3.0 just some gear and stages (only one of which is new) oh and a weird rank thing. I was hoping for a new ranked mode or something
 

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