Splatoon’s Latest Splatfest Is A Battle For Bikini Bottom

Splatoon’s Latest Splatfest Is A Battle For Bikini Bottom

If you’re a fan of Nintendo’s colourful shooter Splatoon, released just under a year ago, you’ll no doubt be familiar with its frequent Splatfests. Heck, maybe you’ve taken part in a couple yourself! I always just picked whatever Marie picks if I’m undecided. She’s the best and cutest Squid Sister. But, for those out of the loop, here’s the rundown: Splatfests are special events in which players may choose between an arbitrary binary choice (Waterslides or Rollercoasters? Dogs or Cats? Autobots or Decepticons?), always spearheaded by the Squid Sisters themselves, and then defend their one true god against the blasphemous other in a Turf War (splatter the stage with more of your ink than theirs)! Plus, you get to wear a cool* shirt while you play it!

This time, Nintendo’s teamed up with Nickelodeon to bring us another earth-shattering choice based off of the popular show Spongebob Squarepants: who’s cooler, Spongebob or Patrick? Only one can stand supreme as Bikini Bottom’s true ruler, and the war kicks off on the 23th of April at 11pm AEST! The event ends on the 25th at 5am AEST, so it won’t be around for long.

From Nintendo’s press release:

Outside of these Turf Wars, the city of Inkopolis is home to all manner of cool crustaceans, funky fish and other oceanic individuals, making Splatoon and SpongeBob SquarePants a match made in H2O heaven.

…okay, I’m finished. You can spam Spongebob Squarepants quotes in the comments now. It’s okay, I wanna do it too.

*shirt coolness varies

Aza blames his stunted social skills and general uselessness on a lifetime of video games. Between his ears is a comprehensive Team Fortress 2 encyclopedia. His brain, on the other hand, remains at large.