The final Splatfest of Splatoon 2 is over, and Team Chaos took the win in a commanding 3-0 over Team Order. Now, fans are speculating what this could mean for a potential Splatoon 3.
For the final Splatfest of Splatoon 2, players were forced to choose between two futures for Inkopolis: Chaos or Order. The hosts of the in-game map update show and concerts, Pearl and Marina, split along these lines as well. While most Splatfests are harmless celebrations and an excuse to turn the in-game ink into mayo, the final Splatfests hold a little more weight. Splatoon's final event ended up shaping the story of Splatoon 2, and some have theorized this Splatfest might do the same.
In the post-win announcement, in-game host Pearl teases the band Off The Hook breaking up, before relenting and saying it was a joke. Pearl then suggests them diving into new genres of music like "cuddlecore." But if the first Splatoon set up one Squid Sister as an antagonist against the other, the same could happen in a third Splatoon based off these results. While users theorize whether Pearl or Marina could end up the villain of the next Splatoon game, most are simply celebrating. Nintendo is celebrating two years of Splatoon 2 as well, as it released a thank-you video at the end of the final Splatfest.
Players are also getting dressed up and drawing art to thank each other for the matches. While this is the foreseeable end of Splatfests and other major content updates, a new patch should be coming down the pipeline soon, enabling Splatfests for private lobbies and putting one more balance patch on the game's multiplayer. Chaos may reign, but the game seems like it will continue on long after the last Splatfest.