Splatoon News


Chinese Mobile Splatoon Knockoff Now Seeking Global Publisher

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 04, 2018 12:00pm PST

Let's see how far this one makes it.


Splatoon 2: All Amiibo Gear

By Shack Staff, Jul 20, 2017 9:00pm PDT

Read our guide to learn what gear Amiibo get you in Splatoon 2.


Exclusive Splatoon 2 Single Player Campaign Gameplay

By Asif Khan, Jul 12, 2017 7:30pm PDT

Please take a look at our preview footage from Splatoon 2's single player story mode.


"He has great taste in games that kick ass and chew bubblegum."

- the man with the briefcase see all 9 comments

When Can You Play Nintendo's Free Game Trial of Splatoon 2?

By Brittany Vincent, Jul 06, 2017 9:39am PDT

Looking forward to checking out Splatoon 2? You'll be able to get a taste of what's on offer soon enough!


"The answer, even while playing it, even after the games release, will always be "not soon enough"."

- one random winner see all 2 comments

Splatoon 2 Will Introduce SplatNet 2 Mobile Companion App

By Brittany Vincent, Jul 06, 2017 7:20am PDT

The upcoming smartphone app will give players a fresh look into their Splatoon 2 stats.


"Only way this makes sense is if the Switch app supports per-game branding with extra ..."

- Zek see all 6 comments

Watch the Splatoon 2-Themed Nintendo Direct Right Here

By Brittany Vincent, Jul 06, 2017 6:50am PDT

Stay fresh with what will likely be the final Nintendo Direct surrounding the upcoming Splatoon 2, and watch the entire presentation right here!


"That umbrella shotgun was badass. Also, happy they brought back ability to tag/draw around ..."

- atom519 see all 4 comments

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