Splatoon 2's spooky Splatoween festivities begin today


Splatfest, decorations, costumes and more

It’s time to cut eyeholes in mum’s best bed sheets and break out the eggs (But behave, kids) as this weekend sees Nintendo’s online shooter Splatoon 2 celebrate Splatoween!.. a full week or so before it’s actually Halloween… hey, there’s no rules to FUN, right?

This weekend, a selection of spooky, ooky, kooky headgear will be available for download, each piece of which will apply a selection of buffs to your squid kid or Octoling (You can find the list of items and their effects right here). Inkopolis Square and select battle arenas will also be receiving a makeover, plastered in ghostly graffiti and, erm, deadly decorations?

And the highlight of Splatoween? A global splatfest that sees Pearl and Marina battle it out over the age-old doorstep question: Trick or Treat? This special event splatfest will run for 48-hours and begins today in all territories, at the following times: 15:00 PT for North America, 16:00 CET for Europe and 17:00 JST for Japan, before ending at the same times on October 21.

It’s looking like an enjoyable weekend for Splatoon 2 fans, just don’t eat too much candy, and stay away from the Myers house. Have fun, Squid kids!