North America Gets Belated Splatoon 2 Switch Bundle September 8

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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Nintendo of America has announced that a Splatoon 2 console bundle for Nintendo Switch will at last arrive in North America on September 8. For $379.99 and exclusively at Wal-Mart locations, you get a digital code for Splatoon 2, a Splatoon-themed carry case for the Switch, and all the accouterments for the console itself including the Neon Green and Neon Pink Joy-Con controllers.

A similar Splatoon 2 bundle was already available in Europe and Japan, timed to the July 21 launch of the squid-acious sequel. For those who’ve already picked up a Switch but wanted the unique Joy-Cons, Nintendo’s press release hints at a possible stand-alone release. “The bundle…offers fans in North America their first chance to get their hands on that Joy-Con color combination,” it reads.

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Today’s bundle announcement also coincides with the announcement of the next Splatfest. For those who already have a Switch and the game, the fest will be a battle between Flight and Invisibility. Voting begins today between these superpowers and the Splatfest takes place on September 1-2. The previous Splatfest was a battle of Mayonaise and Ketchup, with Mayo emerging the victor.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.