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Splatoon’s Next Splatfest Is Transformers Themed

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One of the big events in Nintendo’s Wii U shooter Splatoon is the Splatfest, where players take sides on a question of what they prefer and are divided into teams over one weekend based on their choices. So far, the first few Splatfests have featured choices like “Cats vs. Dogs” and “Hot Dogs Vs. Marshmallows.” In less than two weeks, things get serious. The next battle will be Autobots vs. Decepticons.

Yes, Nintendo has joined forces with Hasbro to devote the latest Turf War to the ultimate political issue of our age. Do you believe freedom is the right of all sentient beings? Or do you ally yourself deep behind the enemy scrotum? Make your decision, grab your weapon, be it machine gun or bucket, and defend your choice! This also means your Inkling will get a little T-shirt with the Autobots or Decepticons logo on it. Stylin’!

The Transformers Splatfest runs from 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Aug. 28 through 9 p.m. Pacific on Aug. 29. For the full details, see Nintendo’s press release below.

August 18, 2015
Are you team Autobot or team Decepticon? Nintendo and Hasbro are joining forces to help you defend your robot allegiances in the Splatoon game for the Wii U console.
Splatoon features themed events called Splatfests that let players pick a preference, such as Autobots or Decepticons, and then compete against the opposing side in online battles. A Splatfest celebration lasts for 24 hours, during which players head into battle and try to rack up Turf War wins for their side. While the Splatfest is ongoing, in-game characters get to wear a special T-shirt that shows which Transformers team has their allegiance. The ink that each team shoots will also be customized to match the color scheme of the chosen side.
Once a Splatfest ends, the side with the most points will be awarded the most Super Sea Snails, items that will allow them to upgrade their gear in the game. The Transformers-themed Splatfest event is scheduled to run starting at 9 p.m. PT on Aug. 28 through 9 p.m. PT on Aug. 29 and is open to all Wii U owners who have Splatoon and an Internet connection.
Splatoon, which is exclusive to Wii U, represents Nintendo’s take on the action-shooter genre. Characters called Inklings can transform into squids as they attempt to cover the play area with their team’s colorful ink and splat opponents. Using an array of inventive weapons, players cover the playing surface with as much of their team’s colorful ink as possible before time runs out. On Aug. 5, a free software update in Splatoon brought a large amount of new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level cap and more than 40 pieces of new gear.
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