Splatoon version 2.8.0 will be a free download on the evening of June 7, 2016. It will include 9 new weapon combos known as Sheldon’s Pics Vol. 2. Weapon balance adjustments and bug fixes will also be a part of the package.
Because of this update, the Splatoon servers will be down from 5:50 PM to 7 PM PT on Tuesday, June 7 (7:50 PM to 9 PM CT / 8:50 PM to 10 PM ET). The official Splatoon Tumblr page has been updating with information on the new weaponry. Here’s what’s been revealed so far:
Grim Range Blaster
Introducing the Grim Range Blaster: a Range Blaster remodeled by Sheldon! Inklings have described it as “totally metal.” Between the Burst Bombs sub and the explosive main, it’s truly an aggressive set capable of dispatching opponents with frightening speed.
The Bento Splatterscope is a Bento Splat Charger with a scope added for long-range sniping. As Sheldon explains it: “This set suits (passive) aggressive squids who like to pick off opponents from a distance. Blammo!”
All this bento talk is also making us super hungry for a bento box ourselves. We found some online that look super fresh!
Bento Splat Charger
The Bento Splat Charger features some weird green stuff Sheldon found washed up on a beach. We agree with Sheldon and think it’s pretty cool. It’s basically the same as the regular Splat Charger, but Sheldon amped up the defense with a Splash Wall. The Echolocator makes this set perfect for caring souls who love to support their teammates.
The N-ZAP ‘83 is an N-ZAP ’85 that Sheldon modified to faithfully recreate a classic limited-edition piece. It’s so faithful, in fact, that players think the buttons might stick a bit sometimes… But that’s not a bug – it’s a feature, right? The Point Sensor and Kraken make for a set that is handy for cutting off your opponents’ advance.
Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose
Check out the super sweet Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose. The Splash Wall sub weapon lets you leverage the great range of the main, while the Bubbler is perfect for turning the tables in a pinch.
As Sheldon puts it: “It’s super cute with its fruity color scheme and cherry-themed sticker!”
The Sploosh-o-matic 7 retains the stats of the original model while adding more strategic options. The short-range main has been bolstered by mid- and long-range sub and special weapons, allowing you to fight effectively at any distance.
CoroCoro Splat Roller
The CoroCoro Splat Roller is decorated with a rad logo Sheldon found inscribed on some ancient writings. The way Sheldon describes it:
It has a new hollow-titanium frame, ball-bearing joints, steering dampers, super stabilizers… So many new parts, in fact, that it kind of… came full circle. The specs ended up identical to the Splat Roller.
But the addition of Splash Walls combined with the powerful Inkzooka make this set full of exciting new possibilities.