Splatoon fans have had an awful lot to keep them occupied since the game released last May. In addition to the game’s various Splatfest tournaments, the title has also received a steady stream of new maps, weapons, and modes, free of charge. That came to an end last month, as Nintendo announced the final map and weapon had been released for Splatoon.
Since that announcement was made, it seems as though plans may have changed. At the Splatoon Koshien 2016 Tournament in Japan, producer Hisoshi Nogami gave fans a bit of hope. A poster on NeoGAF translated the following quote:
“We announced that updates to the game would end in January, but I’m starting to wonder if we can’t organize a little something else.”
More Splatoon content would certainly be a good thing. The title has proven to be one of Wii U’s biggest hits, and a proven system seller in just about every region. The title has sold more than 4 million units worldwide as of this writing. Nintendo has also found quite a bit of success with downloadable content this console generation. All of Splatoon’s additional content has been free thus far, while Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 both got a nice extension of content thanks to paid DLC. While any additional new content would probably come at a cost, it stands to reason that fans would be more than willing to pay a little extra to keep new content coming.
Obviously it’s far too early to know exactly what Nogami is referring to, but rumors have begun to swirl about a pair of Amiibo figures based on the Squid Sisters, Marie and Callie. Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information as it develops!