Splatoon 2’s July Update Brings a New Stage and New Weapons

Nintendo announced that the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 is releasing today, but also that with the July update, they will be releasing a new stage and some brand new weapons for the game.

Check out the e3 trailer of the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, featuring some gameplay footage:

The new details about the upcoming features, were revealed via the Japanese Splatoon 2 account, showcasing a new location called ‘Hotel New Otolo’ in Japanese (expect a slightly different name for the English version) and a set of new new weapons that translate as the ‘Kugel Shriver’ (a short-range splat device) and the ‘Explosher’ (which can cover a wide area in multiple explosions, but with a slow fire-rate). With Nintendo promising continued support for Splatoon 2 to at least December, gamers will have a lot of time to keep them occupied.

Check out the Twitter posts (in Japanese) that revealed the upcoming features to the game:

About the Octo expansion

Play as an Octoling for the very first time in this large-scale downloadable content for the Splatoon 2 game! This full-on single-player adventure spans 80+ missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens on a dark subway platform. Navigate this mysterious underground test facility in a desperate battle to reach the surface of Inkopolis. Escape from these twisted depths, and you’ll finally be able to join multiplayer* matches as an Octoling!

You may think you know everything about the world of Splatoon, but these waters run deep, and so does the lore. Purchase this content today for immediate access to special octo-themed in-game gear.


  • Play as an Octoling in a new single-player adventure spanning 80+ missions
  • After waking up without your memories, navigate an underground facility to reach the surface of Inkopolis
  • Take on a variety of mission types packed with new challenges you won’t find in the main game
  • Complete the campaign to unlock Octolings (Girl or Boy) as playable characters in multiplayer* battles
  • Clear additional challenges to unlock more than 10 new pieces of in-game gear
  • Purchase this DLC for immediate access to octo-themed in-game gear (Studio Octophones & Octo Layered LS)”

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