Splatoon gets all-new mode ahead of first Splatfest

The life aquatic. 

Nintendo's inky drip-drip-drip of new content for Splatoon continues, with an all-new mode coming on July 2nd ahead of the first ever Splatfest in Europe, which kicks off this weekend.

Tower Control kicks off this Thursday, introducing an all-new mode where two teams of four contest a central tower in a game of to-and-fro, the tower moving from one side of the map to another as different teams control it. It's the third mode for Splatoon, alongside the Turf Wars which shipped with the game and Splatzones that were introduced soon after.

Splatfest kicks off on Saturday, making a slightly belated debut after some issues with its first appearance in Japan a few weeks back. Over the weekend, maps will be plunged into a nocturnal, neon-lit mode, where players will fight in the name of either pop or rock (in Japan, they fought over the supremacy of udon or soba noodles, naturally).

That battle will be solved over the weekend, but one important one remains: are you team Callie or Marie?

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