Splatoon 2's amazing Salmon Run mode gets one last map


I’m coming out of retirement for Grizzco

Salmon Run doesn’t get enough love. I genuinely believe it’s the best part of Splatoon 2, and I’d pay good money for a deeper spin-off game with local co-op support. The wave-based survival mode isn’t the main attraction for most players who just want to engage in friendly competition, but I adore it.

With tomorrow evening’s Splatoon 2 content update, maybe more of you will feel compelled to harvest fish eggs. Nintendo is adding the Ruins of Ark Polaris, the “final new stage” planned for Salmon Run.

The Ruins of Ark Polaris will be added as the final new stage for #Splatoon2’s Salmon Run mode! This ominous stage features a crashed ship in the background. The first Salmon Run shift at this new stage is scheduled to take place the evening of 11/6! pic.twitter.com/dCvtaJiAne

— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) November 5, 2018

Lore-obsessed fans should have fun with this one. There’s half-submerged wreckage of a space shuttle in the background and a few “travel with caution” bear warning signs written in plain English.

The update isn’t just for Salmon Run fans, either. Assorted weapons from the Kensa line (including the pesky Torpedo sub) are also arriving tomorrow along with the ridiculous Ultra Stamp.

Update Ver.4.2.0 is coming to #Splatoon2! This update includes the 3rd set of Kensa Collection weapons, the new Ultra Stamp and Torpedo weapons, gameplay changes, and more. This update is scheduled to arrive the evening of 11/6! pic.twitter.com/9A8vqH9yDl

— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) November 5, 2018

It’s honestly been way too long since I last checked in with the squid kids. I subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online for the ability to play Splatoon 2 and eventually Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and I haven’t hopped online even once since the service rolled out in mid-September. That changes tomorrow.

Ruins of Ark [Splatoon]