Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Lets You Unlock Octolings as Playable Characters

Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Lets You Unlock Octolings as Playable Characters

Splatoon 2 is getting its very first expansion this Summer.

Today during the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo highlighted the very first expansion for Splatoon 2. The Octo Expansion is the first paid downloadable content for the game, offering a whole new single-player mode. Players step into the stylish shoes of Agent 8, an amnesiac Octoling trapped in a dark subway station

.

As Agent 8, you'll tackle discrete levels called Test Facilities. There are a total of 80 test facilities in the Octo Expansion, all connected via the subway. Agent 8 isn't the only one trapped in the subway, as classic Splatoon characters like Cap'n Cuttlefish will be along for the ride.

Finishing off the Octo Expansion will allow players to play as Octolings in the multiplayer portion of Splatoon 2. The Octo Expansion is launching this Summer, with a retail price of $19.99. Players can pre-purchase the expansion right now to unlock new Octo gear in Splatoon 2.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Related articles

Stardew Valley Just Got Beaches, Fish Tanks, Swimming Ducks, and a Whole Lot More

Nearly five years on, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone just pushed what he says is Stardew's "biggest update yet."

Alien: Isolation Is Free on Epic and Just As Good as It Was in 2014

Get the motion tracker and don't go in the vents.

Shigeru Miyamoto Expresses Confidence in the Younger Generation of Nintendo

The legendary creator says the spirit will stay alive.

You may also like

Press Start to Continue

A look back on what we tried to accomplish at USgamer, and the work still to be done.

Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.

Eric's Farewell | Off to Find a New Challenger

It's time for us to move on, but we'll carry USG with us wherever we go.