Splatoon News


Splatoon Tournament Offers E3 Trip as a Prize

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2017 8:00am PDT

Nintendo and online tournament site Battlefy are rewarding inking skills with a trip to see what's coming next.


"I would compete in this if I had a team of like minded squidkids. That's a damn good prize pack."

- skankcore see all 2 comments

Splatoon Splattershot Blaster Spits Real-Life 'Ink'

By Donovan Erskine, Feb 20, 2017 11:40am PST

Kids (and squids) can soon fire away with replica blasters from Nintendo's cute and squishy shooter.


"Those sound pretty amazing. I don’t think I'd ever use actual ink in them though lol"

- Zollington see all 5 comments

Nintendo and ESL are giving away an NX as a prize for winning a Splatoon tournament

By David Craddock, Sep 07, 2016 1:20pm PDT

We still don't know what an NX is.


SpongeBob Squarepants featured in Splatoon's next Splatfest

By Daniel Perez, Apr 14, 2016 7:08am PDT

Are you ready, kids? I can't hear you!


Splatoon will receive additional updates as early as next week

By Daniel Perez, Mar 03, 2016 2:15pm PST

Inklings need apply!


Did We Have Any Doubt Splatoon's Squid Sisters Would Make Great Idols?

By Brittany Vincent, Feb 01, 2016 9:00am PST

Stay fresh (to death!)


"they sing in the same gibberish language they do the news segments in?"

- RikiTiki2 see all 4 comments

Splatoon gets its final new map today

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2016 12:07pm PST

The map train has reached the end of the line with today's Splatoon update.


2015 Game of the Year #6: Splatoon (Tie)

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2015 2:00pm PST

This week Shacknews is counting down its top ten 2015 Games of the Year, as tabulated by both staff votes and input from our own Chatty community. At a tie with Pillars of Eternity for the #6 spot is Splatoon, the Wii U shooter with a unique Nintendo twist.


"Oh, and the single player was Portal 2 x Super Mario Galaxy. Hopefully there's a longer campaign ..."

- Serpico74 see all 11 comments

Splatoon grooves to new Piranha Pit and Ancho-V Games stages

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2015 1:08pm PST

A new update for Splatoon is imminent and it appears that two new stages are about to join the rotation.


"Oh man the Splatfest is at the worst time! I'll be seeing Star Wars on Friday night, and ..."

- sinilu see all 5 comments

Splatoon updates continue with new gear, weapons, and stages coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Nov 12, 2015 2:17pm PST

Nintendo will be releasing some new content for Splatoon this evening, tomorrow evening, and in the near future.


Splatoon adjusts Tower Control in 2.2.0 update coming today

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 19, 2015 11:44am PDT

Splatoon is making the jump to version 2.2.0 today, offering a number of balance adjustments and a few tweaks to Tower Control mode.


Splatoon chooses sides in Transformers-themed Splatfest on August 29

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 18, 2015 10:02am PDT

Take up arms for either the Autobots or the Decepticons in a special Splatoon Splatfest set to take place later this month.


Splatoon Testfire demo rides again this week

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 17, 2015 9:18am PDT

If you still don't own Splatoon, Nintendo is offering another opportunity to try it out for free later this week.


Splatoon makes it rain this Friday with new Rainmaker mode

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 13, 2015 9:32am PDT

The free updates continue to roll out for Splatoon, with Friday night set to introduce a whole new game mode.


Splatoon 2.0 update goes live tonight; servers being taken down for an hour

By Daniel Perez, Aug 05, 2015 2:05pm PDT

The Splatoon 2.0 update is going live tonight, and as a result, the game's servers have to be taken down for over an hour for maintenance.