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Splatoon 2 Switch Bundle Headed to Europe

A new Pro Controller and carrying case will launch alongside the EU-exclusive bundle.


Following today's Nintendo Direct that centered on explaining Arms' game mechanics and modes, Nintendo announced a Splatoon 2-themed Switch bundle exclusively for Europe (via Nintendo Everything).

The bundle, which includes a copy of the game due for release on July 21, also packs in a neon blue and red Joy-Con controllers. A Splatoon 2-themed carrying case and Pro Controller were also shown, though they are not included in the bundle.

Nintendo also announced neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons—green for the left peripheral, and pink for the right.

Arms, the centerpiece of today's Nintendo Direct, launches on Switch this June. Shacknews editor Ozzie Mejia recently went hands-on with Nintendo's stretchy brawler, and came away pleased by the amount of customization and strategy at his disposal. "Arms' surprising depth becomes evident when presented with the multitude of arm options and it's something that players will soon be able to get a taste of themselves," he wrote.

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