Splatoon 2 is Getting Tubular with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-Themed Splatfest in May

It's time to say "Cowabunga!" and determine who the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle really is in the next Splatfest in Splatoon 2.

on April 26, 2018 4:23 PM

One of Splatoon 2‘s most enjoyable activities are its series of Splatfest community events that pit one group of players against another, and now the game is going into Turtle Time with the next upcoming Splatfest.

Nintendo has announced that the next Splatfest will feature the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in collaboration with Nickelodeon for the upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series coming to the network.

The Splatfest itself will take place over three rounds (and three consecutive weekends) to determine who the best Ninja Turtle really is. The first weekend will pit Raphael against Leonardo, followed by Michelangelo and Donatello. After those weekends, a Final round will take place between the two victors of the prior weekends:

Round 1: Raph vs. Leo
May 4 (Friday), 9 p.m. PT – May 5 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT

Round 2: Mikey vs. Donnie
May 11 (Friday), 9 p.m. PT – May 12 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT

Finals
May 18 (Friday) 9 p.m. PT – May 19 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT

Players in Splatoon 2 will get to pick their team each weekend in Inkopolis Square, and will receive an in-game t-shirt for their respective Turtle for the run of the Splatfest competitions. Likewise, players will also get Super Sea Snails to redeem for in-game items, depending on their rank during the Splatfest events.

Splatoon 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch. If you want to hop into the TMNT-themed Splatfest next month, you can pick up the game from Amazon right now.


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