Splatoon 2 – Octo Expansion Revealed Today
It was announced today by Nintendo during its Nintendo Direct presentation, that the Splatoon 2 version 3.0 update will launch in late April and the upcoming single-player expansion for Splatoon 2 called “Octo Expansion”. This $19.99 downloadable content marks the first paid add-on for the game, with pre-orders available now.
Check out the update trailer of Splatoon 2, featuring the new update and the upcoming expansion for the game:
“The Splatoon 2 version 3.0 update will include:
- 100-plus new pieces of gear
- Extra Stages: “Pirahna Pit,” “Camp Triggerfish,” and “Wahoo World”
- Rank X (a higher rank than S+)
In the Splatoon 2 – Octo Expansion players can play as a new character Agent 8, an Octoling who awakens on the platform of a dark subway station without her memories. It appears to be a shady underground test facility. Eight of these facilities are connected by subway, where a variety of missions await Agent 8. New stories will unfold that shed light on beloved characters. By clearing the story, you will be able to join multiplayer matches as an Octoling.
About the game
Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch console, and the sequel to the Wii U game Splatoon. The game builds further on the ink-based shooting mechanics introduced in Splatoon, with the general gameplay being indentical, but adds new content including new Weapons, Stages, and a new horde mode named Salmon Run.
The game was first teased on October 20, 2016 during the reveal trailer for the Nintendo Switch, and released worldwide on July 21, 2017.
Like its predecessor, Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter game focused on online multiplayer battles, in which eight players are divided into two teams of four. Players have two main forms and may switch between the two at will: their humanoid form, in which they can use weapons to spread ink and splatter opponents, and their squid form, which they can use to swim through ink at great speed and up walls, recharge the player’s ink tank faster (while in their own ink), and hide in their team’s ink. Players can also utilize Sub Weapons, such as Splat Bombs, and Special Weapons, such as Splashdowns.
In the primary game mode, Turf War, players are awarded points based on the amount of turf (ground) they cover in their team’s ink— the team that covers the most territory within three minutes wins the match.“