Folks, it’s time to get spooky. Earlier today Nintendo announced Splatoween, a special Halloween-themed Splatfest for Splatoon 2. Revealed through a post on the official Nintendo Versus Twitter account, Splatoween will run from October 19 through October 21.
Get ready to get spooky because #Splatoween is coming to #Splatoon2! This special #Splatfest asks you to pick a side: Trick or Treat? The eerie event runs from Friday, 10/19 at 3pm PT, to Sunday, 10/21 at 3pm PT – 48 hours total! pic.twitter.com/UEjuN5dHRH
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) October 3, 2018
Keeping in line with previous Splatfests, Splatoween forces players to choose a side between two opposing factions, in this case, Trick and Treat. Older Splatfests included similarly tense match-ups like Fork vs Spoon, Orange Juice With Pulp vs Orange Juice With No Pulp, and most recently, Vintage vs Modern.
In addition to having Halloween-themed teams, Splatoween will also showcase an eerie redesign of Splatoon 2‘s Inkopolis. Normally a lively, bustling city-center, Inkopolis will become a lot creepier during Splatoween, with new screenshots showing cobwebs and green slime covering the city.
Splatfests are just one of the numerous ways that Nintendo has continued to support Splatoon 2 since it’s launch in July 2017. Initially pledging one year of support, Nintendo ultimately elongated its support and released the last Splatoon 2 map last week, almost 15 months after launch.
Splatoween comes just one month after the official launch of the Nintendo Switch Online service and the rules of Splatfest being changed. Where Splatfest once gave players the option to choose between Solo and Team, last month’s update asks players to choose between Normal and Pro.
Splatoween will run from October 19 at 6 p.m ET to October 21 at 6 p.m ET.