Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Splatoon had sold over one million copies worldwide since launch, popular Japanese video game magazine Famitsu has held a “Splatoon Squid Fashion Contest” for Japanese fans of the squid-based shooter.
Readers were tasked with designing an all-new outfit for everybody’s favorite cephalopods to wear in-game. The winner received a signed poster and, of course, the outfit will be added to the game through an update in August. Over 800 entries were received and judges painstakingly went through each one, finally whittling it down to a final seven entries, three of which were chosen by Famitsu, three by the Splatoon developers, and the overall winner decided jointly. Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether this update with the winning outfit will reach western shores.
So, what was the winning entry you ask? Here you go:
The other six entries are shown below.
I have to admit, this is actually quite cool. In fact, all the final entries look like they have come straight out of an official Splatoon fan art book. In the relatively short space of time since Splatoon‘s release, it appears a whole community dedicated to the more artistic side of the game has been created. Fans have not only been creating new costumes, outfits, and possible new weapons just for the fun of it, they are also creating online digital art such as memes, GIFs, and even hand drawn in-game posts in the lobby area. It’s amazing what a cephalopod holding a Splattershot can inspire!
Source: Nintendo Everything
Have you found you have the artistic bug since playing Splatoon? Are you one of the budding Picasso’s running around the lobby showing of your digital work? Let us know in your comments.