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

Discussion in 'News & Features' started by TheRapture, Mar 9, 2018.

TheRapture, Mar 9, 2018 at 10:29 AM
  1. TheRapture

    TheRapture Dystopian Future Paint Desperado

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    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.


    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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What did you think of this Nintendo Direct?

  1. FRESH!!!

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  2. Pretty choice.

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  3. Ok.

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  4. Ehhhhhhh

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Discussion in 'News & Features' started by TheRapture, Mar 9, 2018.

    1. Goont
      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.
    2. Nerdbird
      Nintendo have just proved that they really do have an ear open to the community around their games.

      And because of it they’re going to make a killing when this thing drops.

      This is how the gaming industry should work.
      Jenizen, DaONE, Goont and 1 other person like this.
    3. Kimmorz
      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.
    4. seaWEED
      There isn't much more that I want other than Animal Crossing.
    5. seaWEED
      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.
      Drew Sebastino likes this.
    6. Woomyapple
      This update has everything I've ever wanted out of this series and more!
      Goont likes this.
    7. Drew Sebastino
      Drew Sebastino
      It would be me to cast the only "Ehhhhhhh." :rolleyes:
      Green Waffles likes this.
    8. Pix
      *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
    9. Yin_
      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
    10. Agent Z
      Agent Z
      Your assumption is correct.
      Yin_ and Drew Sebastino like this.
    11. CjSquidGirl
      OYMYCOOOOOOOOD Octo Expansion is like a #dreamcometrue ;) OMCCCCCCC
      Yin_ likes this.
    12. xXWolfieXx
      Yin_ likes this.
    13. Zak98
      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.

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