Splatoon 2’s new Splatfest is Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy, according to Nintendo Versus.
The new splatfest kicks off next Friday, November 17, at 9 p.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.
Which team are you joining? Let us know in the comment section below.
Both teams are equally good. With fantasy you have a wealth of fantastic (pun not intended) stories dating back to ancient history. But while sci-fi is relatively new it also has some of the most classic stories ever. It’s basically a battle between the old guard and the new kids on the block. Even looking at what abilities the two teams bring to the table we have a pretty even match up. Sci-fi has laser guns and spaceships and while fantasy has comparatively primitive swords and bows they also have powerful magic.
The last Splatfest, Vampires vs. Werewolves, was last October. Vampires scared away the Werewolves in a landslide victory, taking top honors in all three criteria for winning. They not only had the most popularity but had the most wins in both solo and team matches.
The matches before that were Flight vs. Invisibility, Mayo vs. Ketchup, and Cake vs. Ice Cream.
The next Splatfest in Europe will be Warm Breakfast vs. Cold Breakfast. This follows up from the rather controversial Splatfest which asks if players hang up their toilet paper facing the front or back.
Japan’s next Splatfest happens tomorrow and asks players if they prefer fried foods with or without lemon. The last Splatfest in Japan was Agility vs. Endurance and the one before that happened to be Splatoon 2’s first sponsored Splatfest, McDonald’s Fries vs. Chicken Nuggets.
Splatfest is where players choose between two teams and then battle it out with each other in Turf War matches. People on the winning side earn slightly more Super Sea Snails which are used to add new ability slots to gear or replace an ability while granting you the old ability chunk. This fun little side competition has kept the Splatoon community active even without the usual tactic of double EXP or special cosmetic gear for a limited time to get butts back in servers.
Nintendo announced that they will support Splatfest for at least two years after the launch of the game, giving us plenty of opportunities for Splatfests in the future.
In other non-Splatoon 2 news, Nintendo announced an exclusive Z-Move for Mimikyu in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon.
Check out Heavy for more game reviews, guides, and features. The Z-Move, adorably named “Let’s Snuggle Forever,” can be used by the Pokemon if it’s holding the Mimikium Z and knows the move Play Rough. The official Pokemon website promises that Let’s Snuggle Forever is much more powerful than Twinkle Tackle, the Z-Move Mimikyu and every other Fairy-type Pokemon can use if they hold the Fairium Z and know a Fairy-type move. Solgaleo and Lunala will receive their own special Z-Moves, Searing Sunraze Smash and Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom respectively, which are enhanced versions of their signature moves. Necrozma is able to use both moves if it’s holding the corresponding Z-Crystal and has either of Solgaleo or Lunala’s signature moves Sunsteel Strike or Moongeist Beam respectively.