Major Splatoon Update Hits Tonight With New Splatfest Coming August 7th, US Will Receive Squid Girl Costume

on August 5, 2015 5:16 PM

Splatoon‘s massive update will be hitting the Wii U tonight including new gear, weapon types, new battle modes and more:

  • More than 40 pieces of new gear
  • Two new weapon types, the Slosher and Splatling
  • Squad Battles
  • Private Battles
  • Level Cap Increase
  • Ranked Battle Level Increase
  • Updates to Urchin Underpass
  • New Music

Servers will be down from 5:50 PM PT  to 7:00 PM PT for maintenance and implementation of the new content.

Nintendo America also revealed the date and feud for the next Splatfest event, which will start on August 7th — after the massive update.

Finally, Nintendo America made a surprising announcement concerning a certain costume set:

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