Splatoon may be done with Splatfests and major updates, but online shooter is still receiving occasional patches to address minor issues.
The latest one, which went out yesterday, makes the following changes:
Multiplayer Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue which mistakenly allowed Sprinklers to be placed inside the Tower in Tower Control.
- Kelp Dome: Fixed an issue in all game modes that allowed players to move inside the raised starting platforms.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 25, 2016
If you have the Splatoon Testfire demo from the Wii U eShop, then from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. PT every day until August 29, you take part in some free Turf War battles.
The demo is limited to two maps and players are restricted to a handful of weapons, but it is still a chance to check out one of the best games on the Wii U.
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Wii U owners that still haven’t tried Splatoon will get another chance to play online shooter for free later this month during the Splatoon Summer Splatdown.
The event is scheduled to take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. PT on August 25 to August 28. Anyone interested in taking part will need to download the free Testfire demo, which is already available in the Wii U eShop.
The demo will be limited to the Turf War game mode on the Saltspray Rig and Walleye Warehouse maps. Additionally, players will also only have access to four weapons: the Splattershot Jr., Splattershot, Splat Roller and Splat Charger.
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Splatoon may no longer be doing Splatfests, but that does not mean the game is no longer being supported. A new update, version 2.11.0 came out yesterday that addresses “an issue which prevented certain Roller and Brush weapons from registering direct hits with an ink fling attack while facing an opponent directly in front of them.”
The update notes also mention that adjustments were made to make for a “more pleasant gaming experience.”
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With the final Splatfest over and the correct Squid Sister winning, the question arises: How are Splatoon players now supposed to earn the Splatfest-exclusive Super Sea Snails used to upgrade gear?
Reports from players indicate that Judd the Cat, who lazes about in the game’s central hub, will now reward players with one Super Sea Snail for every 30 matches they win. This number is cumulative and does not need to be achieved in one sitting.
Additionally, point distribution for winning matches appears to have changed. Players reportedly now receive 1,000 points per win in Regular Battles instead of 300 from before.
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In honor of the final Splatfest going down next weekend, Nintendo released Team Callie- and Team Marie-themed alternate Splatoon covers for supporters to print out and show their pride for their favorite Squid Sister.
For the best results, the Squid Research Lab site recommends printing the covers out on legal-sized paper.
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Splatoon‘s Squid Sisters performed live last weekend for attendees of Japan Expo in Paris, France and the official Nintendo of France YouTube channel uploaded the entire concert for everyone to watch.
The concert is essentially identical to the Squid Sisters’ Chokaigi concert from last April, with the main differences being the accompanying band and Callie and Marie’s dialog.No comments
Splatoon received an update earlier this week that made some stage and weapon balance changes, plus added support for the Callie and Marie amiibo, but Nintendo pushed out a second, smaller update to fix a serious multiplayer bug that appeared to allow players to exist outside of the stage terrain.
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For a limited time, Miitomo users can purchase Squid Sisters shirts modeled after the ones Splatoon players will be wearing during the final Splatfest, which goes down later this month.
The shirts will be available until July 25 for 2,000 Miitomo coins each. If you like the designs, Editmode is currently taking pre-orders for official replicas of the shirts, along with other Splatoon-related apparel.
After Splatfest ends, all Miitomo users will receive a free squid pin colored after whichever Squid Sister wins – pink for Callie and green for Marie. Both pins will be also available in the Miitomo Shop from July 24 to July 31.
If you missed out on the first Splatoon collaboration event, all of the old gear is being added back to Miitomo Drop, My Nintendo and the Miitomo Shop until July 14.
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Splatoon’s Squid Sisters Callie and Marie are the next pair of costumes coming to Super Mario Maker on July 8. As with previous bonus costumes, there will be a corresponding Event Course players will need to complete to unlock the content. However, in order to get both Callie and Marie, the course will have to be completed twice.
The costumes come in time for the final Splatfest in Splatoon, which takes place later this month.No comments