Once inside the Deca Tower, players may enter Regular Battles and Private Battles. Players may enter Ranked Battles as soon as they reach level 10, as well as League Battles once they have reached the B- rank in any Ranked game mode.
Deca Tower is a skyscraper covered in large billboards, some of which are electronic. It highly resembles the real-life One Times Square building located in New York City. After the Great Zapfish is rescued, it can be seen resting atop the Tower.
The Tower's base features a lobby entrance similar to Inkopolis Tower's, featuring an elevator-like entrance surrounded by electronic screens showcasing the currently available stages. Above the lobby entrance, a total of 19 billboards are affixed to the Tower, two of which are electronic; one electronic billboard is rectangular and prominently placed at the front of the Tower, while the other electronic billboard is shaped like a massive version of the smartphones Inklings can be seen using, complete with an oversized charger connector plugged in.
- Main article: Spire of Order
During the events of Side Order, the mysterious Spire of Order replaces Deca Tower in "what has become of" Inkopolis Square in "what would've happened if" Team Order had beaten Team Chaos. This alternate version of Deca Tower appears to be a dilapidated, bleached out version of it.
Deca Tower as seen in the Splatoon 2 title screen prior to rescuing the Great Zapfish
Deca Tower as seen in the Splatoon 2 title screen after rescuing the Great Zapfish
- According to The Art of Splatoon 2, Deca Tower was built in 1904 Mollusc Era and served as the headquarters for the newspaper company ニューカラー タイムズ(JP)[a] (Nyūkarā Taimuzu / New-Color Times). Later on, fireworks and balloons were launched from the tower every New Year, which caused it to become a world-famous building.
- This further shows Deca Tower's resemblance to the One Times Square building, as the One Times Square building was built in 1904 and originally served as the headquarters for The New York Times. It started to have a ball drop from its flagpole at midnight on New Year's Eve annually a few years later.
- Deca Tower can be seen in Inkopolis Square within a map that appeared in a Splatoon 3 developer interview.
Deca is the Greek word for the number ten, likely used in reference to the number of tentacles a squid has.
Names in other languages
Shàngxīng jù tǎ
|Great tower of Inkopolis