Ancho-V Games

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Ancho-V Games is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon.


Ancho-V Games is a large office complex housing a game design studio, hence its name. With raised floors and interactive platforms, it is unique in its incorporation of propellers from Octo Valley in the form of fans. When these fans are hit by Ink, the platform underneath moves. If the fans are subsequently left uninked, the platform will slowly fall back to its original position. There are three different platforms with fans that can be found on both sides of the stage, making a total of six fans. One can be found to the right of the Spawn Point that moves horizontally, another in the central part of the stage that moves vertically, and one to the left of the Spawn Point that moves both horizontally and vertically. Side lanes are areas, off to the sides, can occasionally be missed later in the game, unless a team is pushing into their enemy's base. Each lane contains a single fan; following one of the lanes eventually brings the player to the center of the map. These areas open opportunities for flanks if a team gains control of the opposing team's main lift. Center lifts are the main lifts used in all game modes. When lowered, the center looks flat, with the exception of a couple of boxes placed for cover. When the platforms are raised, the center becomes a place for close quarters combat, since there is no longer lots of space to move around in.

A propeller lift image displayed when getting splatted by it.

When ink is fired on a propeller lift, it is activated and the whole platform moves, some of the Ink that is used to spin it comes out of the top similar to a Sprinkler. Also like a Sprinkler, this Ink does a small amount of damage if it hits a player of the opposing team. If they are splatted by this, the splat is attributed to the last player to spin the fan, but will say, "Splatted by ink from a propeller lift!"

Ranked Battle Terrain

Splat Zones

The Splat Zone is located in the very center of the stage, included with the boxes in the middle. Some boxes have been added to the Side Lanes to give both teams some attacking space and to keep the other team from entering the center a certain way.

Tower Control

The tower is located at the center, replacing the boxes normally there. The goals are located near the front of each spawn, which has also been moved to the left, replacing the floating platforms once there. The fan in front or both team's regular spawn has been taken out and the platform has been extended permanently. Several boxes and platforms have been added to help with defense and offense for both teams.


The rainmaker is located at the center, above the boxes in the middle. Boxes have been added to the middle area, giving players an extra route into enemy territory. A ramp has been added to reach the spawn area of each team and a pile of boxes near it. The goal is located near the spawn next to an ink-propelled moving platform. If the fan on the platform is not inked, it can be difficult for a Rainmaker carrier to make the jump to the platform.


Ancho-V Games

Ancho-V Games

Introduced January 22, 2016
Total BP 2,293p
Features Propeller lifts
Enemy Spawn
NotAccessible.png Not Accessible
Hazards Abyss

Ancho-V Games was announced on December 16, 2015 along with Piranha Pit[1] and released on January 22nd at 02:00 UTC.[2] It is the final stage released for Splatoon.[3]

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode, in which certain terrain wasn’t appearing correctly on the turf map when inked.




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An Inkling looks at an Arcade Machine.
  • This stage's name is likely a reference to the real-life anchovy.
  • Splatoon concept art can be seen throughout this stage.
  • The Arcade Machine is featured in Ancho-V Games, with four individual machines throughout the stage. Unlike the one in Inkopolis Plaza, they cannot be interacted with.
  • Ancho-V Games, Walleye Warehouse, and Kelp Dome are the only stages not located outdoors.
  • According to the Squid Sisters, Ancho-V Games is the studio that created Squid Jump.
  • This stage has a very high concentration of jellyfish, with some at work on computers in small rooms with glass doors, some above the stage on catwalks, and large groups below the stage at a cafeteria.
  • The internal codename for this stage in the game files is "Office".

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese アンチョビットゲームズ
Anchobitto Gēmuzu
Anchovit[4] (from anchovy) Games
FlagFrance.svg French Tentatec Studio From tentacle and tech
FlagGermany.svg German Anchobit Games HQ From Anchovy (fish) and bit (computer unit)
FlagItaly.svg Italian AcciuGames From acciuga (Anchovy) and games
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Estudios Esturión Sturgeon Studios


  1. Squid Research Lab Live from Squid Research Lab: We've received these images of Piranha Pit and...
  2. Twitter Splatoon JP
  3. Squid Research Lab Live from Squid Research Lab: A new stage, Ancho-V Games, is joining the rotation tomorrow...
  4. A video game company-esque name, adding "t" to its end like "Namcot", a shortened word for "Namco Home Entertainment". Namco (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc) is a video game company that has made collaborations with Nintendo in "Mario Kart Arcade GP", "Super Smash Bros. series", and so on. The PC monitor in this stage shows a 8-bit style character like "Pooka" in "Dig Dug" from Namcot. It is one of relatable video game companies to Nintendo.

External links

Locations in Splatoon