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Splatoon 2 Has a New Weapon and Two Maps Coming

23 August, 2017, 02:41 | Author: Nadine Todd
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In a gamescom announcement video shared by Nintendo earlier today, Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami unveiled some of the free DLC content Splatoon players should expect as summer comes to a close.

Despite the trickle of smaller weapon updates over the last few weeks, I was starting to cool off on Splatoon 2, so the timing of this new stuff is flawless.

Splatoon 2 is Nintendo's family-friendly, squid-themed take on the shooter for the Nintendo Switch. The map features an abandoned outpost in the middle of the sea, left behind due to rising sea levels. The ship will be the stage for Turf War and Ranked Battles and makes its debut this weekend on August 26.

That's not all. Splatoon 2 is getting a steady stream of new content in the upcoming weeks, including a new map. Shaped like an enormous bubble wand, this weapon's bubbles explode when covered in the player team's ink.

Nintendo also announced that the Bubble Blower special weapon will be available first in a set with the Forge Splattershot Pro starting September 1st. The bubbles also serve a defensive goal, as they can protect you from enemy fire. Three new Arms weapons will also be coming to the game, along with a new stage.

Splatoon 2's new content kicks off later today, with the new Lost Outpost map joining the rotation of stages in the game's co-operative Salmon Run mode. You gotta love Splatoon 2's creativity.

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