New Weapons and Update Coming to Splatoon Next Week

Splatoon updates have been a bit on the slow side for the last few weeks but now we’re getting a bit more content. Starting April 12, the Splatoon servers will be undergoing maintenance from 4:50 PM PT to about 6:00 PM PT. This means online functions will be disabled. This is to make room for version 2.7.0 of the game which promises a few changes to the gameplay. You can view the list of recent updates, but as of writing this, the April 12 information has not been provided.

However, in addition to a few tweaks, are a bundle of new weapons. Eight brand new items will be added to the arsenal and some seem to be food-themed, which is a bit strange but not weird enough for Nintendo. The Wasabi Splattershot is similar to the classic shooter but comes with Splat Bombs and Inkstrike. Berry Splattershot Pro uses Suction Bombs and Bomb Rush to cover lots of turf. Fresh Squiffer is a revamped version of the Classic Squiffer and includes Suction Bombs as well as the Kraken special. The Permanent Inkbrush allows you to toss Splat Bombs and turn into a Kraken.

These four are part of Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 1, so you will have to stay tuned for the rest of the new weapons to be announced. Until then, check out all of the screenshots below.