Does Splatoon 2's Single-Player Campaign Involve a War Between the Squid Sisters?

Does Splatoon 2's Single-Player Campaign Involve a War Between the Squid Sisters?

There is something rotten in the city of Inkopoplis.

It seems hell hath no fury like a Squid Sister scorned. Some recent story details about Splatoon 2 released by Nintendo hint the two soft-boned pop idols who captured everyone's hearts in the first game are at odds in the upcoming sequel for the Nintendo Switch.

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If you visit Squid Sisters Stories, you'll receive insight from a seeming researcher who's recovered information on what happened to Callie and Marie after the last Splatfest battle. Though the girls were on friendly terms immediately after the "Callie vs Marie" Splatfest (from which Marie walked away the victor), their "unbreakable bond" looks to have dissolved.

You can pinpoint the exact second Callie's heart breaks in half.

If the event is being made note of on a site called "Squid Sisters Stories," it implies the sisters' falling-out involved more than a friendly handshake and parting of ways. At the very least, the band probably broke up. In the worst case scenario – well, I'm not saying I'd object to a single-player campaign that sees Marie lead a band of scrappy Inklings against a rage-twisted Callie.

As long as everyone has fun and nobody gets hurt for reals, of course.

The bad blood between Callie and Marie isn't a last-minute fabrication by Nintendo, either. If you look at the dialogue between the Squid Sisters before and after each Splatfest, you discover the half-hearted jabs become kind of mean over time. My personal favorite is Marie telling Callie "Science" only won over "Art" because "us scientists have actual jobs to do." Ha ha! She's got my number!

Oh, and Callie calls Marie a "grey-haired grandma," which is just … ouch. Well, I like your hair, Marie.

We'll find out if Callie and Marie broke out the nukes at some point on July 21, which is when Splatoon 2 hits the Switch.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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