Splatoon 2's New Salmon Run Map Will Teach Kids the Horrors of Global Warming

Splatoon 2's New Salmon Run Map Will Teach Kids the Horrors of Global Warming

A new special weapon and two new maps will be added to Splatoon 2 as free updates.

Splatoon 2 is getting some big updates according to news coming from Nintendo out of Gamescom today. This means a new special weapon and two maps, one for regular battles and another for Salmon Run. All of this will be offered as part of a free update coming to the game in the near future.

The new special weapon coming out is the Bubble Blower, and it's exactly what you imagine it to be: a giant bubble blower. The only thing is that it has a little gimmick where once the weapon fires off three giant bubbles, the only way to get it to pop is by shooting it with ink. Also, if an enemy player shoots it with their own ink, the bubble will disappear. It sounds like a tricky weapon to use, but I imagine its ink radius is pretty big. The weapon will be available starting September 2.

Manta Maria

The next two updates involve new updates, one for Turf Wars and another for Salmon Run. The first Turf War map is called the "Manta Maria" which is a large boat. Not a lot to say about it other than it looks gorgeous.

The Salmon Run map is called Lost Outpost and it's supposedly uninhabited due to the rising sea levels, which is a pretty grim backstory for a level in a children's game. But it's best they learn about Global Warming through Splatoon 2 than when Florida sinks in real life I suppose.

Both of these maps will rollout on August 26.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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