Nintendo has announced that this month Splatoon will get its final Splatfest, a live concert using special projection techniques at Japan Expo in Paris, and the launch of five new amiibo including the Squid Sisters themselves, Callie and Marie.
Splatfests are regular events where players vote on important debates, like whether they prefer cats or dogs, or whether pineapple on pizza is delicious or disgusting. Once players pick a side, they then form a team with like-minded players and battle the opposing side for supremacy. For the final face-off, Splatoon devotees have to make the ultimate decision and pick their favourite Squid Sister – Callie or Marie – then compete against other players from Europe and North America. The battle runs from 11:00 CEST on Friday 22nd July until 11:00 CEST on Sunday 24th July, after which the global results will be tallied and the ultimate winner crowned soon after. It’s time to put it all on the line for Callie or Marie!
Before this decisive Splatfest, Callie and Marie will also visit Europe for the very first time to perform live in concert at Japan Expo in Paris on Friday 8th July. Appearing via special projection and performing alongside a live band, Callie and Marie will take to the Karasu stage at 13:45 CEST. Fans across Europe will be able to experience the concert after it ends on Nintendo's YouTube channel.
Friday 8th July also sees the release of new amiibo. Callie and Marie will get their very own amiibo figures, available individually or in a special double pack, alongside new colours for the Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid amiibo figures in limited quantities. Tapping the Callie or Marie amiibo to the Wii U GamePad grants the player a personal concert in the Inkopolis Plaza, with a range of songs to choose from, including one exclusive solo song per amiibo.
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