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Splatoon 2's Version 5.4.0 update now live

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The previously-announced Version 5.4.0 update for Splatoon 2 is now live. As usual, there's a host of weapon tweaks in this update, along with some bug fixes and more. We've already shared the full patch notes, but if you'd like to dig through them again, you can find them here.

Check out the patch notes for Splatoon 2's Version 5.4.0 update

Yesterday, Nintendo announced the Version 5.4.0 update for Splatoon 2, set to feature some game-balancing adjustments. You can now check out the full patch notes for this version here. The update will be available for download starting on February 23rd, 2021, and is unrelated to the recent announcement of Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 2 to be updated to Version 5.4.0 on February 24th, 2021

Splatoon 2 will be receiving an update on February 24th, 2021. This will bring the game to Version 5.4.0, and the update will contain mostly game-balancing adjustments. Despite Splatoon 3 being announced recently, the update currently doesn't seem to contain any information or tie-ins with the new announcement; this update just seems to be something more minor, as Splatoon 2 was last updated back in October 2020.

Team Super Mushroom wins the latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest

A BIG win!

The dust has settled on the latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest, and we have a clear winner. In the battle between Super Mushroom and Super Star, it was Super Mushroom who took the victory in a 2-1 finish. Super Star took the Votes, but Super Mushroom won in the Normal and Challenge categories.

Splatoon 2/Super Mario Splatfest Keychain Set and Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitation Greeting Card Sets available via My Nintendo

Hope you've got some Platinum Points!

It's always nice when My Nintendo adds in more physical goodies. If you're looking for something to spend your Platinum Points on, you now have the two options above to pick from. The Splatoon 2/Super Mario Splatfest Keychain Set is priced at 350 Platinum Points, while the Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitation Greeting Card Sets will cost you 400 Platinum Points. Both are sure to go quick, so lock in your orders right now!

Splatoon 2 team shares new image to promote this weekend's Mushroom vs. Star Splatfest

A Splatfest in celebration of Super Mario's 35th anniversary is taking place this weekend in Splatoon 2. The event is "Mushrooms vs. Stars," and to promote the event, the artists on the Splatoon 2 team created some fun artwork of Pearl and Marina using these iconic Super Mario power-ups.

Splatoon 2 development team shares some holiday-themed artwork, special Super Mario Splatfest begins January 15th 2021


Super Mario Power-Up Splatfest kicks off Jan. 16th, 2021 in Japan

Complete with a special reward!

While we already knew about the Super Mario Power-Up Splatfest, we now have a date for Japan. The event will start up on Dan. 16th, 2021, and players could end up winning themselves some special physical goodies.

300 participants have the chance to win Super Mario 35th Anniversary Splatoon 2 medals. The top 100 players on each team will get the medal, and 100 more will given out randomly via lottery.

Nintendo cancels Splatoon 2 North American Open December 2020 live-stream due to “unexpected executional challenges”

Making a big ink about things

Nintendo was originally planning to live stream the Splatoon 2 North American Open December 2020 finals later today, but that is no longer the case. Nintendo has said that the event will continue, but the live-stream has been called off due to “unexpected executional challenges.” Obviously that doesn't really give us much insight into what's happening, but fans think they know what's causing the issue.

As you know, Nintendo stepped in to stop a Super Smash Bros. Melee. online tournament hosted by The Big House due to the use of “use of illegally copied versions of the game” and a mod called “Slippi.” Ever since that happened, fans have been quite riled up about the situation. A #FreeMelee campaign kicked off on social media, and it spread to other aspects of Nintendo fandom, including the Splatoon 2 side of things. This resulted in a number of teams lined up for the Splatoon 2 North American Open December 2020 finals going with names that somehow referenced the #FreeMelee movement.

Again, Nintendo just provided a vague statement on the situation, and fans are thinking it's tied to #FreeMelee. That's just speculation for now, but it does seem to jive with recent happenings.

Good Smile Company shares release date info and pictures for their Splatoon 2 Pearl and Marina figmas

These are off the hook

Good Smile Company has shown off more pictures of the Splatoon 2 Pearl and Marina figmas, and also confirmed their release dates. Check out the various pictures of the figmas in the tweet above. As for the release date, pre-orders are open right now, and come to a close on Jan. 13th, 2020. The figmas will ship out July 2021 in Japan and August 2021 for North America.

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