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Splatoon 2 Mario-themed Splatfest t-shirts back in stock

Get yours before they sell out again!

Did you miss your first chance to purchase one of the Splatoon 2 Mario-themed Splatfest t-shirts? Today's your lucky day, as both shirts have been restocked on Nintendo's official store. These are sure to go quickly, so hit up the links above for the shirts you want and place your order!

Collectible medals are up for grabs in Nintendo UK's Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Game Challenges

Medal Mario

Want to get in on some extremely limited Nintendo goodies? Nintendo UK is giving fans a chance to win collectible medals for Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2, and Smash Bros. Ultimate. Want to see how you can win? Check out the official press release below!

Collectible Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary medals will be awarded to top players in select in-game events taking place over the coming months, including Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2.

100 special collectible medals will be up for grabs in the Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events each, and a further 200 medals will go to the top 100 players on each team in the upcoming Splatoon 2 Splatfest (that's 400 medals in total). This means you'll have three chances to win one!

As pictured above, each medal is engraved with the respective game’s logo as well as the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary logo engraved on the other side.

The first Game Challenge event is Super Mario Maker 2’s special 35th anniversary-themed Ninji Speedrun course, titled “35th Anniversary Auto-Mario”, taking place between November 18th, 03:00 (UK time) and November 25th, 03:00 (UK time). The top 100 players who manage to set a best time on this special course will win one of 100 medals with a Super Mario Maker 2 engraving.

There’ll be more chances to get your hands on one of these collectible medals as we’ll also be awarding them to top players in our upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: European Online Challenge – Super Star Showdown and Splatoon 2: Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Splatfest taking place in December 2020 and January 2021 respectively.

Team Treat wins the 2020 Splatoween Splatfest

What a treat!

It was all treats this year in the Splatoon 2 Splatoween Splatfest, as Team Treat ended up winning the battle. It wasn't a complete shutout though, with Team Treats winning with a 2-1 overall victory. Team Tricks certainly did their best, and have nothing to be ashamed of!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Splatoon 2 updated to Version 5.3.1

Nintendo has released the Version 5.3.1 update for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch. Featuring changes to Ranked Battles and Splatfests, you can check out the full patch notes below!

Changes to Ranked Battles
- Adjusted settings for X Rank battles so that during times when there are many players online, players with high X Power will be more likely to match with each other.
- Further changes may be made depending on how the situation develops.
- Made it so that for X Rank battles, other players’ names are not displayed on the screen while waiting for players to join.
- Made it so that for X Rank battles, you may battle with someone even if they’re blocked via console settings if that player’s estimated rank is within the top 2,000.

Changes to Splatfests
- Made it so that in Pro-mode Splatfest Battles, other players’ names are not displayed on the screen while waiting for players to join when Splatfest Power is considerably high.
- Made it so that in Pro-mode Splatfest Battles, you may battle someone even if they’re blocked via the console settings if that player’s Splatfest Power is considerably high.

In X Rank Battles and Pro-mode Splatfest Battles, X Power and Splatfest Power serve an important role in determining who you match with and your order in the ranking. To calculate those values correctly, it’s important that opponents are chosen without any deviation, and therefore we utilize a system that detects improper Power manipulation based on match data. Suspect data is manually scrutinized, and if it is determined that improper behavior is conclusively evident, that month’s records will be invalidated, and a penalty will be applied in accordance with the Nintendo Account User Agreement. Additionally, these systems are updated daily. We are addressing this type of improper behavior, but incidents of users improperly manipulating Power by intentionally limiting their opponents are extremely few when compared to the whole, though they are occasionally detected. Therefore, in order to allow users to play Ranked Battles and Pro-mode Splatfests without worrying about this behavior, we believe it’s important to not only refine the systems to detect improper behavior but also to make it difficult to carry out this kind of behavior, and so we have prepared this update. Please note that we will continue to make adjustments to things such as weapons after long-term analysis of the data.

Nintendo reveals new controller bundles for Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Party in Japan, Ring Fit Adventure Switch bundle as well

Bundling up for the holidays

Nintendo has just announced a set of new bundles for the Switch in Japan. First up a new controller bundle for Super Mario Party. This bundle will include a Neon Pink and Neon Yellow Joy-Con.

Along with that, there will be a Splatoon 2 controller bundle that packs in the game with the special Splatoon-themed Switch Pro Controller.

Finally, there's a Ring Fit Adventure Switch bundle on the way as well. This bundle includes the Switch, a Ring-Con, and a copy of Ring Fit Adventure. The Switch itself does not have a special design.

All three of these items are set to launch in Japan on November 20th, 2020. The Ring Fit Adventure bundle is priced at 37,960 yen, 9,980 yen for the Super Mario Party bundle, and 12,960 yen for the Splatoon 2 bundle.

More Nendoroids, Figmas, and figurines shown off for Pearl and Marina, Sora, Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem, and Atelier Ryza

Plenty to collect!

Following the wave of Nendoroid figurines shown off last night, we have yet another wave to go over today. There's Nendoroids, Figmas, and just basic figurines as well. There's content from Splatoon 2, Kingdom Hearts, Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem, and Atelier Ryza. Check out all the pics below.





Halloween headgear returns to Splatoon 2

Happy Splatoween, everyone!

Nintendo announced some details for Splatoon 2's upcoming Splatoween Splatfest, but they neglected to mention that some Halloween-themed items were making their return as well. Players can grab the Kyonshi Hat, Li’l Devil Horns, a Hockey Mask, and Anglerfish Mask once again. To get these items, go to the Switch's News app, head to the Splatoon 2 news channel, and then check out the “Free in-game gear!” post. Scroll to the bottom of the post and select the “Free Gear!” button.

Nintendo and Fujifilm team up for a series of New Year's 2021 cards

Celebrate the new year in style

Fujifilm has teamed with Nintendo for a series of New Year’s Cards for 2021. The lineup features Super Mario, Animal Crossing, and Splatoon designs. The cards can be ordered through Fujicolor dealers or online. You can see all of them in the gallery below, along with details on each set.

Super Mario

- total of five cards
- features a design where you can dress up two relatives as Mario and Luigi
- a special New Year’s design featuring Mario wearing a hakama

Animal Crossing designs

- total of five designs
- main illustration of Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- a design in which four friends or family are lined up alongside cows due to 2021 being the Year of the Ox

Splatoon designs

- total of three designs

Splatoon 2 Splatoween event brings back the 'Trick vs. Treat' Splatfest, kicking off Oct. 30th, 2020

A spooky Splatfest

Time to get back into the splatting action with Splatoon 2 this Halloween. Nintendo has announced that a Splatoween Splatfest, and it's kicking off on Oct. 3rd, 2020. We're diving back into the Trick Vs. Treat battle, so make sure you choose wisely!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Nintendo UK store restocks select Splatoon amiibo

This is off the hook!

Nintendo UK has announced a restock of some Splatoon-related amiibo, and they're certainly going to go quick. The store currently is offering both Pearl and Marina, along with Callie and Marie. As of right now, Peral and Marina are being sold in a dual pack, while Callie and Marie are only available individually. Snatch your amiibo here before time runs out!

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