New Splatoon Update Revealed

Nintendo has officially revealed the latest update coming to its third-person shooter game, Splatoon , offering players a major update featuring "large amount of new content" to all current-gen Wii consoles at no additional cost.

The Splatoon Update features:

  • 2 New matchmaking modes including Squad Battle and Private Battle
  • 2 New weapon types including the bucket-like Slosher and the Gatling-style Splatling
  • Increased level cap up to level 50 in Regular Battle and new S & S+ rankings in Ranked Battle
  • Over 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
The studio has also announced that more free updates and content will be coming to Splatoon through the rest of the summer and into autumn, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps, and new weapons.

The Splatoon Update will be available August 5 on Wii U in US, while EU will get it August 6.