The Inkbrush Nouveau was released on 1 August 2015 02:00 UTC. The Inkbrush Nouveau is a variation of the Inkbrush, maintaining the same stats, but instead comes with Ink Mine as its sub weapon and Bubbler as its special weapon.
The Inkbrush Nouveau has the same abilities as the Inkbrush, but it comes with quite a different setup!
You can use the brush to swiftly lay Ink Mines. Your opponents won't know what hit 'em.
And since you can share the Bubbler with your allies, this is a great set if you like to support your team!(NA)[a]
|“||An Inkbrush with a different sub and special setup. Fight on your own terms by using the sub to distract the opponent so you can get in close where this weapon shines.||”|
— In-Game Description
|“||Sometimes, a kid just wants to get up close and POW! Introducing the Inkbrush Nouveau, which brings the same abilities as the Inkbrush but has a different sub and special! You’ll be able to lay Ink Mines to catch your foes off guard, and then use the Bubbler when you’re ready to go in for your attack!||”|
- North America
An Inkling running with the Inkbrush Nouveau
Ah, now, the Inkbrush Nouveau here offers the same stats as the Inkbrush but offers quite a different experience! Leave Ink Mines for unsuspecting opponents and then rush them while they're reeling from the inky blast! Use the Baller for protection, allowing you to go places the standard Inkbrush set would never allow! This set is great for those who want to take their Inkbrush technique to the next level.
- The ink reservoir below the brush's head seems to made from an oil paint tube, fitting in with the brush theme.
- The Inkbrush Nouveau was first revealed in a tweet from Nintendo of Europe.
Inkbrush Nouveau is a combination of Ink and Brush, as well as Nouveau, french for New. Nouveau may also refer to Art Nouveau. The suffix Nouveau is also used to differentiate it from the Inkbrush. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Nouveau brand.
Names in other languages
|From pablo, a reference to Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter, + hue (“Nouveau”).|
|Dutch||Inktkwast Nouveau||Inkbrush Nouveau|
|French||Épinceau nuancé||Sword Brush Nouveau, from épée (“sword”) + pinceau (“brush”) + nuancé (“Nouveau”).|
|German||Quasto Fresco||From Quaste (“tassel”) + -o + Fresco (“Nouveau”).|
|Italian||Calamaravaggio master||From calamaro (“squid”) + Caravaggio, an Italian painter, + master (“Nouveau”).|
|Spanish||Pincel maestro||Brush Nouveau, from pincel (“brush”) + maestro (“Nouveau”).|
- Live from Squid Research Lab: Sometimes a kid just wants to get up close and.... SplatoonUS (2015-07-31). Retrieved on 2015 July 31.
- SplatoonJP on Twitter