New Splatoon 2 content coming next month in a free update

Nintendo has announced a swathe of content for its titles during Gamescom and Splatoon 2 is chief among them.

Coming early next month, a free update will give players a taste of the Bubble Blower special which is available with the Forge Splattershot Pro. Both weapons will be available from September 2, so keep your eyes open for an update to Sheldon’s store.

A livestream from Gamescom, viewable on Nintendo UK’s YouTube channel will give fans a look at these new weapons ahead of time.

In addition, this Saturday, brand new map Manta Maria will be available for Ranked Battles and Turf War. A new Salmon Run stage, Lost Outpost, is available even sooner though. And by sooner, we mean today!

If you’d like to see it in action, make sure you tune into Nintendo of Europe’s YouTube channel today from 9pm AEST.

Splatoon 2 is exclusive to Nintendo Switch. Read our review here.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

━ more like this

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut Review (PC) – Ported with a shur-i-ken attitude

Though this is my fourth time reviewing Ghost of Tsushima—think: original on PS4, PS5 upgrade, Legends multi—I couldn't be happier unsheathing it again. There...

CORSAIR K65 Plus Wireless 75% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Corsairs delivers its first ever 75% keyboard in the oddly named K65 Plus and its a banger. It's a great performer with wireless connectivity that will surely please.

Kingston Fury Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD Review

The Kingston Fury Renegade NVMe SSD is an exceptional performance package that will delight gamers and professional creators alike.

Asus ROG Cetra True Wireless SpeedNova Review

The Cetra SpeedNova promise much but out of the box, they need a ton of coaxing that makes them hard to recommend to anyone but most dedicated fans

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review After the Hype

Full disclosure; I haven't owned a Samsung phone in over six years because I found their software and features obnoxiously bloated and far from...