Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Will Be Out Tomorrow

Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Will Be Out Tomorrow

It'll be available in the evening specifically for North America.

Over the past couple days, Nintendo's been hosting a Splatoon 2 World Championship at E3 2018. I had a feeling, especially after a Splatoon 2-less Nintendo Direct this morning, that it'd end with some sort of news or release date for Splatoon 2's first paid DLC, Octo Expansion. Turns out, I was right: and the expansion drops tomorrow evening in North America, with a simultaneous worldwide release.

The new expansion is making Octolings playable for the first time in the series, and they're unlocked as characters for multiplayer too after finishing the expansion's new campaign. While the expansion has 80 levels to play, some are just brief challenges, and they don't all need to be beaten in order to "finish" the main storyline. The expansion is bringing back fan favorite characters from the first Splatoon's campaign too.

The Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion can currently be pre-ordered from the Nintendo eShop for $19.99. In addition to the expansion, Splatoon 2 will continue to get new stages and weapons until December 2018, as originally new content was only planned until July 2018. Octolings are also getting their own Amiibo figures, with a girl, boy, and an octopus who will be out "within 2018," though no firm date is set for release. As you're waiting for the expansion's release tomorrow, you can check out our Splatoon 2 multiplayer guide.

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Caty McCarthy

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

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