Big Splatoon Update Coming August 5th

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  1. Nathan Drake
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    On August 5th, Splatoon is getting a big update that adds a fair bit to the game. This seems to be getting the game a lot closer to looking like a finished product. The update includes:

    - Squad Battle, which is basically being able to form and maintain a group of friends to take into matches using Ranked Battle rule sets.
    - Private Battle, the ability to create a private online match
    - Level cap raised to 50, ranks as high as S and S+
    - New weapon - Slosher: basically a paint can that can be used to hurl paint an "impressive range" at various angles
    - New weapon - Splatling: A gatling style weapon that can be charged for maximum effectiveness
    - Over 40 new pieces of gear

    I'll put the full press release from Nintendo of America in a spoiler below:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    You can also check out the Japanese trailer below for the upcoming Rainmaker mode that includes gameplay from the two new weapons:

     
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    OMG, who touched Sasha?!
     
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  3. WiiCube_2013

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    Wish they'd add a Free-for-All mode.
     
  4. HaloEffect17

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    I kind of wish that they implemented ranks above S+. Having only three ranks above A+ (assuming S-, S, and S+) means that people already in A's will quickly find a way to the top of these ranks and again, not be able to progress any further. The Lv. 50 topper is great, though (should have people continuing to play for awhile). Maybe they'll remedy this in another update once more people reach S+.
     
  5. WiiCube_2013

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    I'm assuming we'll be seeing a Nintendo Direct of Splatoon soon because of this.
     
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  7. VashTS

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    very cool stuff. i do love my zapper 89 though. perfect for my play style.