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Tumblr posts made in May of 2015.

May 4

splatoonus



Those Octarians look all emo with their swooping head tentacles. But darn if they don't make fascinating artistic subjects. I mean, we're still gonna splatter their octo-hides with ink.

What part of Splatoon do you think makes for a compelling piece of artwork? Create something, post it to Tumblr with #Splatoon, #GetInked and #NintendoContestEntry and you might win some prizes.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 5/29/15. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Wii U system and one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $359.98). 5 First Prize winners each receive one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $59.99 each). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules: http://Ninten.do/6139A9PF Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
#Squid Lab #Nintendo #Splatoon #WiiU #Get Inked #art contest #content #NintendoContestEntry ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 04, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#118137269179|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 8

splatoonus



So, be honest—how inkredible was that Splatoon Direct the other day? It felt great to present the results of our research. I think it's safe to say we now have a pretty good understanding of these mysterious squid creatures. Make sure to check out the Nintendo Direct if you haven't already!
#SquidLab #Splatoon #Nintendo #WiiU #Splatoon Direct #Nintendo Direct ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 08, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#118468932634|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



If you haven't heard, we're hosting an upcoming Splatoon Global Testfire demo event! Those of you with a Nintendo Wii U can join us, the Squid Research team, as we ink it up today and tomorrow (May 8th and 9th)! Scientifically speaking, it will be most splatacular!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Splatoon Global Testfire ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 08, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#118469209034|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Splatoon Global Testfire Alert!!!

We've received word that the Splatoon Global Testfire demo can be downloaded from Nintendo eShop, like, RIGHT NOW! Make sure to get it early to maximize your splatting once the Testfire goes live!

The first session of the Splatoon Global Testfire will take place Friday, May 8th from 8:00-9:00 PM (PDT). At the same time, you can tune into Twitch for a live broadcast of the event. For those without a Nintendo Wii U, this broadcast will be a great way to tune catch all of the hot splatting action. Oh, and Squid Research will be there in full effect!
#squidlab #Splatoon #nintendo #wiiu #splatoon global testfire #nintendo eshop #nintendo treehouse live ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 08, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#118469410874|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



We've learned which locations will be available in the Splatoon Global Testfire. First, we've got Walleye Warehouse, which has been previously explored by our colleagues in an off-site lab called the Treehouse. The second stage is called Saltspray Rig. Our research indicates that the stage you play will be chosen at random.
#SquidLab #Splatoon #nintendo #wiiu #splatoon global testfire #walleye warehouse ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 08, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#118469558124|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Saltspray Rig features multiple levels of verticality and a network of tight corridors. The central high ground tends to be a hot spot for battles, but it also has a number of paths that lead to it, so keep an eye on where the action is when choosing your strategy. That said, our research also shows that ignoring the lower areas is a quick way to lose the lead to your opponents!
#Splatoon #Squidlab #nintendo #wiiu #splatoon global testfire #saltspray rig ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 08, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#118469596064|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Sorry for the avalanche of information, but we've just learned so much about tonight's Splatoon Global Testfire!! This just in! There'll be four weapons available for use during the Splatoon Global Testfire:

  • Splattershot Jr.
  • Splattershot
  • Splat Roller
  • Splat Charger

That's a good selection of well-rounded weapons right there. That Splattershot Jr. in particular is a good choice for first-timers.

The four weapons you'll be able to use in the upcoming Testfire event are just the tip of the ink-gun iceberg. The full game will feature a dazzling array of inkredible armaments. The different speeds and strengths of these weapons make for a huge variety of play styles as well. Check out the Weapon Shop section of the Fresh Gear page on the official Splatoon website to see what I mean!
#Splatoon #Squidlab #nintendo #wiiu #weapons #splatoon global testfire ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 08, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#118469836464|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 11

splatoonus



It's common knowledge that when Inkling factions go to war, the only one who can remain impartial is an oversized cat. Like, duh. Judd here always has to tell it like it is, but you're allowed to get creative. Create something artistic, post it to Tumblr with #Splatoon, #GetInked and #NintendoContestEntry and you might win some prizes. Note: Judd will not be judging your artwork.

Splatoon is rated E 10+ with Cartoon Violence.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 5/29/15. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Wii U system and one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $359.98). 5 First Prize winners each receive one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $59.99 each). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
#Splatoon #Squid Lab #Nintendo #WiiU #NintendoContestEntry #GetInked #art contest #fanart #fan art ​

— Originally posted on May 11, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#118717917504|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 15

splatoonus



THIS JUST IN! The Splatoon Global Testfire is returning for one final splatterrific round! Turf War fans around the world will have a single hour to test their skills, starting at 3PM PDT on Saturday, May 23rd. This second Testfire will feature the same weapons and stages from the first Testfire event. We encourage any aspiring squid researchers that may have missed the first event to splattend!
#Splatoon #Squid Lab #Nintendo #WiiU #Splatoon Global Testfire #IT'S HAPPENING ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 15, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119025304264|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 18

splatoonus



Don't make an enemy of an anemone! Whew! We need to go rest our tongues! But don't rest your artistic fingers. Time is running out! Enter your creative artwork in our contest by May 29. Just post it to Tumblr and use hashtags #Splatoon, #GetInked and #NintendoContestEntry. Simple!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 5/29/15. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Wii U system and one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $359.98). 5 First Prize winners each receive one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $59.99 each). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules: http://Ninten.do/61307CVG Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #NintendoContestEntry #GetInked #Art Contest #fanart #contest ​

— Originally posted on May 18, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119299775684|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 22

splatoonus



Iwata Asks

It appears that a squid research report has been published online in something called "Iwata Asks." I think the guy in the suit is a squid researcher, and all those guys wearing the same T-shirt are developers who showed us those amazing squid snacks earlier. There are some inkredible stories here about how the squids we know and love came to be. A must for squid fans!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #iwata asks ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 22, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119609160424|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



We've just received a new research image.
I'm all for new squid pics, but what's the deal with the number?

#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 22, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119609506559|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



This building here is the Battle Dojo. In the Battle Dojo, two players can face off in a 1 vs. 1 battle using a Wii U GamePad and Wii U Pro Controller! The rules are different from those in online battles, but it's a great place to practice your skills. Or so we're told.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Battle Dojo #Fear does not exist in this dojo does it? ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 22, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119611069374|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



The goal of Battle Dojo is to pop more balloons than your opponent before time runs out. Balloons will appear at set locations in each stage as the match progresses. Players can see the location of the upcoming balloons before they appear though, so expect a fight if you get there early!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Battle Dojo #Pain does not exist in this dojo does it? ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 22, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119619030460|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Pop one balloon in Battle Dojo to earn a point. But watch out—evidence suggests that you can lose a ton of points if you get splatted by your opponent. This can be splatastrophic...unless you're the one doing the splatting, of course. In the final minute, each balloon is worth two points, so keep on poppin' until the battle is over!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Battle Dojo #Defeat does not exist in this dojo does it? ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 22, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119626898491|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 23

splatoonus



In a follow-up to yesterday's report, we've received another mysterious research image. From the look of it, this image has less numbers and more squids... What does it all mean?!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 23, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119699177627|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



So, I bought some dried squid snacks at the corner store. They're pretty delish, but they're too tough for most peoples' taste. Here's a pro-tip: dried squid is pretty hard to chew with your molars, so try grinding it up with your front teeth until it gets softer. How is this going to help you in Splatoon? I dunno, but it tastes great!
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #WiiU #Squid Tips #Squid Snacks ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 23, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119707651036|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 24

splatoonus



And here we've got another cryptic image. It appears to be a rendering of a Turf War battle in progress...but just what is the meaning of these mysterious numbers?
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #WiiU ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 24, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119783574017|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Here's some graffiti we discovered on a wall in Inkopolis Plaza. From what we can discern, this is actually an image posted in something called Miiverse. If you drop a handwritten note in the mailbox outside of Inkopolis Tower, your note just might show up in someone else's plaza. Better brush up on those art skills!
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #WiiU #Miiverse ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 24, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119792328096|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 25

splatoonus



Another mystery image has arrived, and this one is just as—

Oh, wait! I'VE GOT IT! There are four squids, so the number is 4! Or...wait. Maybe not.

Whatever the case, somebody must be really motivated to send us this image on a holiday.
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #WiiU ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 25, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119870070086|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Pressing the ZR Button while in the plaza will zoom the camera in. Try zooming in on a piece of Miiverse "graffiti" and you'll be able to give that post a "Yeah!" Be a good squidizen and give a "Yeah!" to images you like. Also, we're told the zoom-in camera may also have another use...
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #WiiU #Miiverse ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 25, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119879235773|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 26

splatoonus



We received another image. They just keep coming!
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #WiiU ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 26, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119944788969|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



You amazing artists are on a roll! Get it? Because there's a big Splat Roller!

But seriously, check out all the amazing Splatoon artwork people have dreamed up. If the contest slipped your mind, don't worry – just hurry! May 29 is the last day to post it to Tumblr with hashtags #Splatoon, #GetInked and #NintendoContestEntry. And then the prizes shall flow like saltwater.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 5/29/15. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Wii U system and one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $359.98). 5 First Prize winners each receive one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $59.99 each). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules: http://Ninten.do/6135CL47 Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #WiiU #NintendoContestEntry #Fanart #Fanart contest ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 26, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#119955688134|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 27

splatoonus



Another one? This is just getting silly.
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #WiiU ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 27, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120027801914|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 28

splatoonus



You've gotta be squidding me! Splatoon is apparently coming out for the Nintendo Wii U on May 29th! So THAT's what these countdown numbers are all about! Whew, glad I was able to crack the case.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #TOMORROW #We just realized Splatoon is a video game #Probably should have googled that sooner ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 28, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120112383074|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Dear Journal,

I fear my heart's been squidnapped by these lovable creatures. They'll soon abandon me to star in that Splatoon game, but my love for them still grows with each passing day. And thus I vow to continuing researching these squids, and I'll proudly relay my findings to the public, even after the game comes out. I only hope the world won't turn their backs on us.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #Wiiu #Stay tuned for more updates from us #...and also more squid puns ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 28, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120113930454|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


May 29

splatoonus



I can't believe it's here. Today is launch day for Splatoon, available for the Nintendo Wii U! The game retails for $59.99 plus tax. The game is also available for digital download from the Nintend eShop for Wii U.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #I'm so excited! #And I just can't hide it! ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 29, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120196591234|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Ranked Battles are objective-based game modes that only the freshest squids can handle. You'll earn the right to join in the fun once you've reached level 10, but there's also a global condition that must be met—Ranked Battles won't be unlocked until enough players around the world have reached level 10!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Only the freshest squids #Trying really hard to think of a Fresh Prince pun to use here #Reblog and add your own pun! ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 29, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120213746484|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



Players with mad squid skills will want to jump into Ranked Battles as soon as possible, but they'll need to wait until enough players worldwide have reached level 10. I've got an inkling that we'll see regular updates on the progress of this meter. With all the skilled splatterers out there, I don't think it will take long.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Stop reading tumblr and start inking so that we can play ranked battle already! ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 29, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120213828004|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



The Ranked Splatometer is getting fuller by the minute! Now that the game is out in North America and Europe, the meter's really starting to jump!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Ranked Splatometer #Stop reading tumblr and start inking so that we can play ranked battle already! ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 29, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120246304864|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



One of our scientists has made a rather stunning discovery! From early reports, it appears to be a means of adding motion control to the controller of the player playing on the TV screen in Battle Dojo. On the controller selection screen for Battle Dojo, press and hold down on the +Control Pad, press and hold B, and then press ZR and ZL.

It seems a Wii Remote Plus is necessary to perform this incredible feat. This technique also appears to be possible when using a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro! When using a Wii U Pro Controller, first press ZL and ZR to select that as your controller, and then press the 2 Button on the Wii Remote Plus to activate it.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Battle Dojo #PROTIP: It's a shoelace ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 29, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120246428234|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


splatoonus



With players from around the world joining in now, the Ranked Splatometer is filling at blazing speed! It's already passed half way! If you haven't reached Level 10 yet, get busy this weekend and do your part!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Ranked Splatometer #HALFWAY THERE ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on May 29, 2015 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2015/May#120247785024|splatoonus on Tumblr]]




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