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Splatoon 2 release date confirmed alongside new amiibo

Nintendo has announced that Splatoon 2 will launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 21.

The fashionable inklings are making a colourful splash this Summer as the third-person shooter comes to Nintendo’s new hybrid console.

Plenty of new details were announced during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, including a new co-op horde mode known as Salmon Run.

The wave-based PvE offering will task you and up to three friends to defend a dock from increasingly difficult enemies. Aside from unique costumes, it seems like a great way to take advantage of the Switch’s multiplayer options.

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In addition to new gameplay modes and the long-anticipated release date, Nintendo also announced a trio of upcoming amiibo.

Inspired by the inkling’s new outfits and hairstyles, the new figures will unlock special content and allow you to save custom outfits in Splatoon 2.

splatoon 2 amiibo

The five amiibo released for the original game will also be compatible with Splatoon 2, so they won’t just be stuck on your shelf later this year.

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