Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme

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Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme (Octo)
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Game Splatoon 2 (Octo Expansion only)
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Abandoned Station
Album Octotune
Track list no. 3 (Octotune Disc 1)
Genre Ambient Alternative Rock
BPM 95
Key signature A Major
Length 1:56
Audio file

Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme
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Game Splatoon
Splatoon 3
Heard in
Splatoon
Area 1 (Starting cutscene)
Squid Beatz
Heard in
Splatoon 3
The Crater (Starting cutscene)
Jukebox
Album Splatune
Splatune 3
Track list no. 9 (Squid Beatz)
7 (Splatune Disc 2)
1 (Splatune 3 Disc 2)
Genre Ambient Alternative Rock
BPM 95
Key signature A Major
Length 1:56
Audio file

Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme is a song in the Splatoon series.

Description

Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme is an ambient, military-themed track (in line with Cap'n Cuttlefish's military background in the Squidbeak Splatoon), with march-like rhythms and a prominent wooded drum beat. A moody electric guitar with effects applied plays the main melody. In Splatoon, it plays during the introduction cutscene of Octo Valley when the player first enters Octo Valley and meets Cap'n Cuttlefish. It can also be heard in Squid Beatz. In Splatoon 3, the song plays in the introduction cutscene of Return of the Mammalians when the player first enters the Crater and meets Cuttlefish, and it is also available in the jukebox.

Remixes and covers

Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme (Octo)

A remix of this track was created for the Octo Expansion with a more complicated sound. Although very similar, there is additional underlying background production, for a deeper, more complex sound. It is only heard after the introduction of the Octo Expansion where Agent 8 meets Cap'n Cuttlefish for the first time during the cutscene in the Abandoned Station, in a similar way to Agent 3's initial encounter. It transitions to Player Editor when the player is asked to customize Agent 8's appearance, but switches back once finished. The theme continues playing until the player enters and travels inside the abandoned train when it gradually fades away and is replaced by the Abandoned Station Theme. In Octotune, it is merged with the Player Editor theme, to create one music file as Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme (Octo) ~ Player Editor.

Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme (Dry)

In Splatoon 3's single-player campaign Return of the Mammalians, a remix of Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme plays when Cuttlefish is revived. It is in a much higher pitch than the other versions of this song and is slightly off-tune.

Samples and interpolations

Low Tide

Main article: Low Tide

Low Tide is a mashup of both Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme and Tide Goes Out, with the melody of Tide Goes Out playing over Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme.

Player Editor

The Player Settings music in Octo Expansion segues to and from Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme (Octo) and shares the same finger snaps and bass, while using the melody from #0 shell.

Etymology

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese アタリメのテーマ
Atarime no tēma
Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme
Germany German Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme Same as English

Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme (Octo)

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese アタリメのテーマ(Octo)
Atarime no tēma (Octo)
Cap'n Cuttlefish's Theme (Octo)