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Splatoon 2 Updates Include Stages and Weapons

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Coming straight from Gamescom are some new update announcements for Splatoon 2! Hisashi Nogami from the Squid Research Lab –or, well, the Splatoon 2 development team — gives us the deets in the video below:

Firstly, the Manta Maria ship will be the first downloadable Turf War/Ranked Battle stage for the game. Emphaszing both offense and defense around three huge masts, the Manta Maria will be coming this August 26.

Next up is a new weapon: the Bubble Blower, which can conjure up to three giant bubbles in a row. This swingin’ blower has a variety of uses, such as exploding when doused in your team’s ink or providing cover from enemy fire. While the bubbles can also be neutralized through said enemy fire, your own teammates can blow them up too, so you can expect some exciting strategies from this new weapon arriving September 2nd!

Finally, the Lost Outpost stage will be arriving on Salmon Run. An outpost ruined by rising sea levels (which seem to randomly rise within actual gameplay, yikes!), this will be arriving tomorrow (August 23rd).

Are you ready for all this Splatoon 2 goodness? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
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