The Nintendo Switch console has been scarce since its debut this March, so Nintendo hasn’t had to worry much about how to keep consumers interested. Even so, the company today announced a special new bundle that includes the console, a digital copy of Splatoon 2, and a special carrying case.
Planned to retail for $379.99 USD, the Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Edition Bundle will be available exclusively at Walmart stores. It also represents the first opportunity consumers will have to obtain the Neon Pink and Neon Green Joy-Con controllers, once it arrives in stores on September 8.
“Consumers in Japan and Europe have already had a strong response to Splatoon 2 bundles in their territories,” said Doug Bowser (no relation), Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This exclusive Walmart bundle gives people who have been waiting to buy a Nintendo Switch a great value and incentive to get splatting.”
While announcing the bundle, Nintendo also revealed an upcoming Splatfest competition that should serve as a nice follow-up to the ketchup versus mayo war that completed a short time ago. The event will run from September 1st through the 2nd, and players must settle on the super power they would prefer to possess: flight or invisibility. You can look forward to more information on that competition in the coming weeks.
Whether you already have picked up a Switch and your copy of Splatoon 2, or you will be doing so next month when the bundle hits store shelves, make sure to check out our guides to the game, which include advice to get you started and even strategies for some of the single-player campaign’s bosses. Have you played Splatoon 2 yet?