If you’re keen for more Splatoon 2 you won’t have to wait long.
In the aftermath of their E3 2018 Direct, Nintendo has given the Splatoon 2 DLC a release date – and it’s very soon. Depending on your region, it’ll appear on the eShop somewhere between the evening of June 13 (in the United States) and the afternoon of June 14 (in Australia and New Zealand). Not long to wait now, then.
The Octo Expansion, announced back in March, includes a new campaign featuring the Octolings. This is the first time the Octolings have been available as playable characters, having previously only appeared in certain campaign levels as antagonists.
There will apparently be ’80+ missions’ in this expansion, so don’t expect them to be as hefty as the original campaign’s missions. Completing the campaign unlocks the Octolings as playable characters online, which is pretty exciting.
These characters will also get their own amiibo, if you’re still collecting, which will release as a three-pack. It’s not yet clear what their in-game functionality will be.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 12, 2018
Nintendo has also announced that new content for the game will continue to drop until December – meaning new weapons, gear, and possibly even stages. Support was meant to wrap up in July, but Nintendo’s enormously popular game will, instead, continue to receive updates.
Good news Inklings and Octolings! Previously we mentioned that #Splatoon2 game updates would end this July, but we are happy to announce that free updates to gear, weapons, and stages will continue through the end of 2018! pic.twitter.com/AOK73LLhiW
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) June 12, 2018
Meanwhile, the Squidlings are going to make their Smash Bros debut this December, which should be good fun.
Will you be picking up the new Splatoon expansion, or do you prefer to stick purely to the multiplayer?