Upcoming Splatfest Announced Alongside New Hardware Bundle

Would you rather be invisible or fly?

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 08/19/2017 14:45 Comment on this     ShareThis

Though fans are still reeling following the controversy that was mayo vs. ketchup, a second Splatfest has been announced. The theme this time around is focused on super powers, specifically, would you rather have the ability to fly or turn invisible? The drama will unfold on a Switch near you between September 1 and 2.

In related news, for those of you who have yet to purchase a Switch, Walmart is going to be exclusively offering an irresistible new bundle starting on September 8. It retails for $379, but for the extra buck, you’ll get some extra bang. The bundle comes with a download code for Splatoon 2, the console itself, a special carrying case… and the much-desired Neon Pink and Green Joy-Con!

Here’s the full press release from Nintendo:

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2017 – Walmart will be the exclusive retail partner for a new Nintendo Switch bundle that includes a download code for the Splatoon 2 game, a fresh carrying case and colorful new Joy-Con controllers in Neon Pink and Neon Green. The bundle will be available starting Sept. 8 at a suggested retail price of $379.99 and offers fans in North America their first chance to get their hands on that Joy-Con color combination.

“Consumers in Japan and Europe have already had a strong response to Splatoon 2 bundles in their territories,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This exclusive Walmart bundle gives people who have been waiting to buy a Nintendo Switch a great value and incentive to get splatting.”

Nintendo also announced the topic of its next Splatfest competition, which will run Sept. 1-2. Participants will pick a side to fight alongside in online Turf War battles by choosing which superpower they would prefer: flight or invisibility. Additional details about the Splatfest will be announced in the future.

The Splatfest is just one of many new elements in the slate of ongoing content updates and in-game events keeping Splatoon 2 fans engaged, with more and more players jumping into battle every day. There have already been more than 400 million online battles fought across the global player base, and after less than a month on store shelves, Splatoon 2 joins other global million-selling Nintendo Switch hits like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 1-2-Switch and ARMS.

That’s a pretty sweet deal, all things considered. Will you be partaking in the upcoming Splatfest? Are you down for the new bundle? Share with your fellow gamers, below!

Source: Nintendo

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