If you're an avid Splatoon 2 player, you might remember that the Splafests wrapped up with one final Splatfest to rule them all back in July 2019. However it seems as though Nintendo is bringing back one final Splatfest next month in May.
You can see the announcement through the official Nintendo Versus Twitter account just below. I remember Ketchup versus Mayo certainly was a contentious Splatfest when it was originally introduced back shortly after Splatoon 2 first launched in 2017.
It's a #Splatoon2 #Splatfest so contentious we have to do it twice! #TeamMayo and #TeamKetchup are back and it's up to you to determine which sauce is the boss!— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) April 22, 2020
This bonus one-off Splatfest kicks off 5/22 at 3pm PT and ends 5/24 at 3pm PT. pic.twitter.com/n5Ar6EUkJ0
Why is Nintendo suddenly bringing back this single Splatfest for a one-off? We're not entirely sure, and although it definitely was one of the more talked-about Splatfests at the time, Nintendo was very firm about the "Final Splatfest" that took place back in July 2019, a battle that saw Order versus Chaos fighting it out. Chaos ultimately reigned supreme in a victory that, if Splatoon 1's final Splatfest is any indication, could shape future Splatoon games to come.
If you're unfamiliar with how Splatfests work in Splatoon 2, you need to go into the game just a few days before the event kicks off, which in this case is May 22, and pledge your allegiance to either Ketchup or Mayo. Then, when the Splafest takes place, you'll be fighting against members of the opposing team in regular multiplayer Turf War matches for as long as the event runs on, so one side can emerge victorious with a bigger number of victories in one territory (Europe, the US, etc.).
I'm still not sure why this Splatfest is returning, but I definitely welcome it. Maybe it's just an attempt from Nintendo to get people returning to Splatoon 2 while they're all stuck at home for the foreseeable future.