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REDMOND, Wash., June 1, 2017 – Nintendo is bringing some incredible social, competitive tournaments to this year’s E3 video game trade show. Over the course of two days, fans around the world can watch online as both pros and amateurs compete for glory in the Splatoon 2 and ARMS games, which can only be experienced on the Nintendo Switch console. Fans can watch all the action at //e3.nintendo.com, as well as on Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
“Splatoon 2 and ARMS are games that lend themselves perfectly to tournaments, and E3 is an ideal venue to bring people together to compete,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “These friendly tournaments will highlight the fun, competitive nature of these games and the Nintendo Switch hardware for people at home and on the show floor.”
2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational – Tuesday, June 13, Approximately 2:30 p.m. PT
For the first time ever, competitors from four different global regions will compete for world dominance in Splatoon 2. The four four-person teams – “Deadbeat” from the United States, “Dynameu” from Japan, “Rising Moon” from Europe and “Blue Ringed Octolings” from Australia/New Zealand – defeated their rivals in local tournaments that occurred in recent months.
During the show in Los Angeles, teams will battle in a round-robin Turf War tournament that will decide seeding for the next round. All teams will play one another and get a chance to scope out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. In the next round, teams will battle in the game’s Ranked Battle modes. The semifinal stage will be a best-of-five battle, while the championship will be best-of-seven.
The winning team of the live-streamed tournament will win global bragging rights and will have their names engraved on a sweet Splatoon 2 trophy. Announcers for the Splatoon 2 tournament will be avid Splatoon player, Nintendo fan, athlete and broadcaster Jordan Kent, Ashley Esqueda of CNET and the Nintendo Treehouse’s Eric Smith.
To help kids and squids get the most out of all the tournament action, prior to E3 Nintendo will release video content highlighting the tactics, strategies and storylines behind competitive Splatoon play.
2017 ARMS Open Invitational – Wednesday, June 14, Approximately 3:30 p.m. PT
This live-streamed ARMS competition will pit four expert competitive gamers from the fighting game community against E3 attendees who qualify during the event. E3 attendees can visit the Nintendo booth between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 14, for a chance to win a spot in the finals. The top four competitors will be selected to face off against four pro competitive gamers.
The eight tournament participants will do battle until a champion emerges to win the coveted 2017 ARMS Open Invitational championship belt. Announcers for the tourney include Super Smash Bros. broadcasters D1 and VikkiKitty. The participating pro players are Alex Valle of Street Fighter fame; Kelsy Medeiros, aka SuperGirlKels, a professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player hailing from Canada; acclaimed Super Smash Bros. player Daniel “Tafokints” Lee; and French Super Smash Bros. player Marie-Laure “Kayane” Norindr, one of the world’s most decorated professional female fighting game players in history.
For more details about Nintendo’s tournaments at E3, visit //e3.nintendo.com.
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A free software update in the Splatoon game for the Wii U console brings a large amount of new content to the game today, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level cap and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Players will now be able to create a winning strategy and fight to be the best and most battle-tested squid squad around.
The new update introduces Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options. In Squad Battle, players can participate in Ranked Battle rule sets with friends, rather than being teamed up with other players through a random selection. After a player creates a squad, friends can be recruited to form a team of two to four Inklings. Friends will always play together on the same team and battle against other squads at random.
In Private Battle, friends can splat it up in private, customizable matches. Two to eight friends can battle together by selecting their favourite map, mode and weapons. The number of participants ranges from 1v1 to 4v4, but teams don’t have to be even: If the host chooses, he or she can select a 1v4, 1v2, or any other combination of players.
With this robust new update also comes an increased level cap in both Regular Battle and Ranked Battle modes. After downloading the software update, players will be able to reach level 50 (raised from level 20) and rank S and S+ (both higher than A+).
While Inklings around the world are enjoying and mastering the current arsenal of weapons in Splatoon, two new weapon types will be available with the update, adding a new layer of strategy to the game. The bucket-like Slosher weapons hurl ink straight ahead at an impressive range. By adjusting the angle, these new weapons can be used to splat opponents who are up high or even on the other side of a wall. With the Gatling-style Splatling, players can charge blasts of all-powerful ink. A maximum charge unleashes the full potential of this particular weapon type. In addition to the new weapons, more than 40 pieces of gear, including everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume, are coming to the various in-game shops in Splatoon.
Despite its size and scope, this massive update is not the end of the splat-acular free content coming to Splatoon. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and fall, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. More details about these additions will be revealed in the future.
For more information about Splatoon, visit //splatoon.nintendo.com/.
Source: PR Email
Nintendo News: Start Inking with Splatoon This Summer!
Nintendo is inviting you and your family to get messy! We’re travelling across Canada so you can try Nintendo’s new action game, Splatoon, only for the Wii U console. Go head-to-head with a friend and splatter your way to victory. Switch from human form to squid form at any time to swim faster in your coloured ink or hide from your enemies. The more of your coloured ink the ground is covered with, the bigger your advantage. Don’t miss out: Start Inking!
Also at the Splatoon Splatter truck, you have the chance to enter a draw to win a Splatoon Prize Pack. Each week we will be drawing for two lucky winners to take home: a packaged version of Splatoon, a Splatoon amiibo 3-pack, and a Splatoon-themed skin to customize your Wii U GamePad controller.
Please note: The Splatoon Canadian Summer Tour is not a media sampling event and will not have any additional media support on-site. However, please feel free to check it out at a location near you and share this information with your audiences.
The Splatoon Splatter truck may be pulling up to a location near you! Check below for dates and locations*:
July 17: Yogurty’s – 5000 Emerald Drive, Unit 500, Sherwood Park – 12pm-4pm
July 18 – 19: Westerner Days – 4847A 19 St, Red Deer – 12pm-8pm
July 23 – 25: Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede – 2055 21 Ave SE, Medicine Hat – 12pm-8pm
July 30 – 31: Yogurty’s – 26 McKenzie Towne Gate SE, Calgary – 12pm-4pm
August 1: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary – 10am-7pm
August 2: Cobbs Corn Maze and Family Fun Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary – 10am-5pm
August 19 – 22: Whoop Up Days – 3401 Parkside Dr. S, Lethbridge – 1pm-10pm
July 12: Sunrise Summer Kick Off – Sunrise Square Parking Lot, 2500 Franklin St., Vancouver – 10am-4pm
August 6 – 9: Penticton Peach Festival – Okanagan Lake Provincial Park, Penticton – 11:30am-7:30pm
August 16: Kelowna Art Gallery – 1315 Water St, Kelowna – 1pm-4pm
September 5: GoldEyes – Shaw Park, Winnipeg – 4:30pm-8:30pm
September 6: GoldEyes – Shaw Park, Winnipeg – 12pm-4pm
August 14: Dieppe Kite Festival – Dover Park, 337 Dover Rd, Dieppe – 1pm-8:30pm
August 15: Acadie Rock – 140 Botsford St, Moncton – 1pm-6pm
August 16: Dieppe Kite Festival – Dover Park, 337 Dover Rd, Dieppe – 1pm-5pm
August 1: Natal Day Festival – Alderney Landing – 2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth – 5pm-10pm
August 2: Natal Day Festival – Halifax Common, Halifax – 1pm-9:30pm
August 3: Natal Day Festival – Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth – 1pm-5pm
August 6: Yogurty’s – 9999 Highway #1, Saulnierville – 12pm-4pm
August 8 – 9: Digby Scallop Days – Water St, Digby – 9am-5pm
July 11: Yogurty’s – 482 Dundas St. W, Oakville – 12pm-4pm
July 12: Yogurty’s – 527 Bloor St. W, Toronto – 12pm-4pm
August 28 – 29: Sunlife Financial Waterloo Buskers Carnival – 100 Regina St. S, Waterloo – 1pm-10pm
August 30: Sunlife Financial Waterloo Buskers Carnival – 100 Regina St. S, Waterloo – 12pm-5pm
September 3: Fan Expo – 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto – 4pm-9pm
September 4 – 5: Fan Expo – 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto – 10am-7pm
September 6: Fan Expo – 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto – 10am-5pm
September 7: CNE – The exhibition place, 210 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto – 10am-2pm
August 29: Market Mall – 2325 Preston Ave, Saskatoon – 12pm-4pm
August 30: Yogurty’s – 210 South Service Rd, Melville – 12pm-4pm
We will also be traveling to more locations that are not outlined on this schedule. ‘Follow’ us on Twitter and ‘Like’ us on Facebook for more updates on dates and locations.
*Entry fees may be required.
Click here for the official rules for the Splatoon Splatter Truck Contest.
Splatoon has been an absolute hit so far on the Wii U, and Nintendo has been doing some interesting things to market Splatoon to the masses. GameTruck is the largest mobile video game party trailer in the United States, and now Splatoon is will be well represented.
GameTruck got inked! The “Summer of Splatoon” just kicked off and runs through Aug. 31 on all GameTruck vehicles across the country. Book a truck for your next party and enjoy Splatoon with all your friends during the squid days of summer!
Source: Nintendo Enthusiast
Nintendo has been doing some interesting marketing to help promote their upcoming release of Splatoon for the Wii U.
A couple of weekends back, Nintendo hosted a Global Test-fire event. The event consisted of 3 separate play sessions consisting of 1 hour each. This allowed Wii U owners from across the globe who downloaded a special demo of Splatoon to compete against eachother online.
It appears this has gone over quite well because Splatoon is currently ranked #1 on Amazon Canada’s Best Sellers list. Nintendo is also planning to host another Global Test-fire this upcoming Saturday for players to give the game another run before it launches on May 29th.
Considering the game has only been on the Top 100 Best Sellers list for 11 days, hitting #1 already is quite impressive. Here’s hoping for continued success after launch as well.
Splatoon is also currently #1 on Amazon Japan’s Best Sellers list. With Splatoon taking the world by storm, will you be one of the many Wii U owners playing Splatoon when it comes out?
Nintendo will deliver another round of the Splatoon Global Testfire next week, the company announced on Twitter today. If you missed out on the first few hours that the Testfire had to offer, now is the perfect time to jump in before Splatoon launches on May 29th!
Round 2 of Splatoon Global Testfire is taking place on May 23rd, and again lasts for just one hour. From 3 to 4pm PT (6 to 7pm EST), players can experience Splatoon’s 4-on-4 Turf War mode on the demo’s two maps, using a variety of four weapon sets to aggressively annihilate foes and paint the map with their blood… sorry, I meant using your ink! That roller has gotten to me, it seems. If you haven’t played the Testfire yet, or if you’ll be missing out this time as well, you can check out Nintendo Treehouse’s hands-on time with the game to get an idea of what you will be getting into later this month.
Nintendo’s answer to third-person shooters, Splatoon is an absolute contrast to what we expect from that type of game. A colorful, Nickelodeon-style squid-based ink shooter, Splatoon is a refreshing take on a seemingly stagnant genre. But what else can we expect? We’ll find out on May 29th when Splatoon officially launches for Wii U.
Source: 8-Worlds News