Splatoon July 19 Feature

Splatoon’s New Weapons, Splatfest News and Speed Run with Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi

A couple of days ago, two new weapons were added to Splatoon, N-ZAP ’89 and the Octobrush. You can find their official descriptions and screenshots below, in addition to some footage.

N-ZAP ’89 overview:

Ah yes, the N-ZAP ’89. This is quite simply an N-ZAP ’85 that was redesigned for… well, definitely not legal reasons. No siree. Nothing to see here. Lawyers definitely did not have anything to do with this. It includes a Sprinkler to rapidly increase your turf, allowing you to fire off remarkably fast Inkstrikes! This set is excellent at striking where the foe least expects it. Good for lone wolves and those nostalgic for the good ol’ days!

Octobrush overview:

Need a brush that packs a powerful punch? The Octobrush is a brush with denser bristles that fling even more ink with each swipe! Use that mobility to scatter Squid Beakons everywhere, giving your whole team free rein of the battlefield! No need to hesitate—you can always use the Kraken to run away in a pinch. Your team will love you!

This Nintendojo playlist has a nice breakdown of the new weapons:


The results of the second North American and European Splatfests are also out and about. Check them out below:

North America – Roller Coaster vs. Water Slide

– Votes – 46% / 54%

– Wins – 53% / 47%

– Final Results – 152 / 148 – Roller Coaster Wins

Europe – Eating vs. Sleeping

– Votes – 63% / 37%

– Wins – 48% / 52%

– Final Results – 159 / 141 – Eating Wins


Furthermore, the third Japanese Splatfest has been announced for the 26th of July at 3PM. Players will have to choose and battle for the best between KIRIN’s lemon tea and milk tea. See the picture below for reference:CKKWPtdVAAA5P1U.jpg large


Finally, Arekkz Gaming recently had an opportunity to challenge Splatoon co-director Tsubasa Sakaguchi for an head-to-head speed run of the game’s 10th single player stage.

You can watch the video below: