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Tumblr posts made in January of 2016.

January 5


2016 New Year's Resolution: Make sure the intern you hired to post over the holidays doesn't forget to do just that.

Now that we're all back to our designated posts, may I present:


Piranha Pit has been added to the map rotation!

The Octobrush Nouveau is now available for purchase!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Weapons #Maps #Sorry y'all #I was on vacation ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 05, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#136703813314|splatoonus on Tumblr]]

January 7


Here's a collection of every Splatfest this year!

Reblogged by @splatoonus

#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Callie and Marie #Splatfest ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 07, 2016 by 3drod
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#136847274914|3drod on Tumblr]]

January 8



The Sloshing Machine Neo will be available tonight!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Weapons ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 08, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#136893046344|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


Breaking news from the Squid Research Lab: We've just received this exclusive photograph that shows a dinosaur marching onto the set of Futurama. This can only mean one thing: IT'S SPLATFEST TIME!

Beginning tomorrow, head to the Inkopolis Plaza to vote on our newest theme: Would you rather travel to the past or the future? We realize this is a tough decision, so we've made a pros and cons list for you to consider:

Past Pros:

  • Dinosaurs are totally sweet.
  • It's easier to stay on your Paleo diet in the Paleolithic era.
  • Caveman fashion was pretty fresh, assuming The Flintstones is an accurate documentation.

Past Cons:

  • Dinosaurs might eat you.
  • No burgers OR pizza.
  • Your mom might ask you to be her date to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance.

Future Pros:

  • Your best friend could be a robot.
  • Holodecks provide hours of entertainment, all without needing to leave your house!
  • Transportation potentially seems cooler: Rocketships? Scotty beaming you up?

Future Cons:

  • Robots might have gained intelligence and decided they're not friendly.
  • What happens if your transporter makes a mistake and mixes you up with someone else? I think we've all seen The Fly enough times to know what could happen…
  • All food now comes in the form of an affordable and widely available pill, BUT IT'S ONLY AVAILABLE IN SQUID FLAVOR.

#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Splatfest #TEAM PAST #TEAM FUTURE ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 08, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#136895156289|splatoonus on Tumblr]]

January 11


POOF! We're on Tumblr!

Reblogged by @splatoonus

We're happy to announce that the new Nintendo Tumblr has received the Squid Research Lab Seal of Approval.

(It's this seal.)
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 11, 2016 by nintendo
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137108326129|nintendo on Tumblr]]

January 13


basically NA Splatfest

Reblogged by @splatoonus

You're not wrong!
#Splatoon #nintendo #WiiU #Splatfest #TEAM PAST #TEAM FUTURE #squidlab ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 13, 2016 by lopuiiart
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137245476534|lopuiiart on Tumblr]]


Nintendo Minute Wednesday!

Hi everyone! Today's Tumblr post is brought to you by Nintendo Minute! (Or, more specifically, Kit and Krysta!)

Kit: Oh hey look! We're on the Nintendo Tumblr!

Krysta: I guess we are! If only we had something to talk about…

Kit: Well, it's 2016 now. A few days after the New Year I said it was 2014 and felt like a real dork. I largely avoid New Year's resolutions, but like the idea of doing them for game.

Krysta: Here's my first gaming resolution: catch-up on Zelda games! I'm a little embarrassed to admit this but there are two Zelda games I've either not played all the way through or just don't remember that well. Can you guess what they are? (Hint: this is a friendship test.)

Kit: I'm guessing Link's Awakening and Zelda II.

Krysta: I'm impressed that you got it!

Kit: Those are both really great games… Link's Awakening doesn't feel limited at all despite being on the original Game Boy, and Zelda II is still one of the biggest departures for the series as a side-scrolling game. There is one problem though…

Krysta: What?

Kit: Zelda II has the most terrifying game over screen EVER. So you need to finish it in one shot! You got this, right??

Kit: My first gaming resolution is something of a confession as well - I want to spend more time with all the different Ranked Battle modes in Splatoon. I'd say 80% of my time with that game has been in Turf War. Honestly, I'm a little intimidated by Ranked Battle!

Krysta: I think a good strategy is to get all your gear in order first. Wait, what rank are you anyway!?

Kit: B-, I think.

Krysta: That's not too bad. We'll be checking in on 12/31/16 and I expect to see you at S+ by then!

Krysta: I have a feeling that people won't be surprised that this is my resolution after watching Super Mario Maker Sup-tember: I'd like to get better at platforming in general. I think I've improved a bit, but I'd like to keep practicing.

Kit: You really did get better! I've actually heard a lot of people say that it seems like Super Mario Maker is just plain good at putting people through the wringer of all the tough stuff platformers can throw at you.

Krysta: You've got a Super Mario Maker-related resolution as well, right?

Kit: Yes. Most of the levels I've created were uploaded before the two big game updates hit and I'd really like to go back and add checkpoints and make a few improvements.

Krysta: And I think both of us would like to improve on our level making skills as well!

Kit: My last resolution was inspired by a game that came out last year - SteamWorld Heist. If you recall from our video about it, I mentioned that initially I felt a twinge of disappointment when it was announced because I really loved SteamWorld Dig and kind of just wanted more of that. But in the end I totally fell in love with SteamWorld Heist, and it ended up easily being one of my favorite games of the year.

Krysta: YES! I agree and we both beat it recently as well.

Kit: In hindsight it was silly for me to have that reaction, especially without having played the game. Clearly the developer was putting in a lot of effort to keep the series fresh and moving in new directions, and that really pays off in the game. So, my resolution is to be more open to change when series I hold dear go in a different direction than I expect.

Krysta: Well I will definitely hold you to that then. There will be punishment next time you pass judgement.

Kit: Please do! Time to wrap things up. I hear we'll be back again in a week. So I guess… that means we need to figure out something to talk about.

Krysta: I guess so…. hopefully they let us come back! Just a few last things for the readers, our latest Nintendo Minute on eShop games is live. Here's the link in case you missed it:
#Nintendo #Nintendo Minute #Zelda #Splatoon #Super Mario Maker #SteamWorld Heist ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 13th, 2016 by nintendo
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137242891809|nintendo on Tumblr]]

January 14


past vs future splatfest looks pretty promising

Reblogged by @splatoonus

We agree.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Splatfest #TEAM PAST #TEAM FUTURE ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 14, 2016 by saintbullart
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137294193144|saintbullart on Tumblr]]


The Custom Hydra Splatling makes its entrance tomorrow (1/15) at 6:00 pm PT. Put out fires for your allies from a safe distance with this water-hose like main weapon and the Sprinkler sub it comes with. If the action gets too hot, pop your Bubbler and get outta there!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Weapons #THE FINAL WEAPON ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 14, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137318581966|splatoonus on Tumblr]]


We should also mention that this is the last of the new weapons to be added. This makes 74 weapons in total! I'm sure you've got a few you've never tried, right? Sometimes, switching weapons can open up whole new strategies, so take a chance and try something new!

Please note that 3 weapons–Hero Shot Replica, Hero Charger Replica, and Hero Roller Replica—can only be obtained by completing amiibo Challenges and are not available from normal gameplay. In case you weren't aware: while they look funky fresh, these 3 weapons share the same statistics as their Splat series versions.
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Weapons ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 14, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137318620309|splatoonus on Tumblr]]

January 15


Don't forget - Splatfest starts tonight!
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #WiiU #Splatfest #TEAM PAST #TEAM FUTURE ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 15, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137354002158|splatoonus on Tumblr]]

January 18


If you could travel to the future in a time machine, you'd see that Team Past took the win in this week's Splatfest. (If you could travel to the past in a time machine, you could pick the winning side to be on. Wait, if all of you did that it would probably rip a hole in the space-time continuum. WAIT, is there a space-time continuum or is it more wibbly wobbly timey wimey and stuff?)
#Splatoon #Squidlab #Nintendo #Wii U #Splatfest #TEAM PAST #TEAM FUTURE ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 18, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137583504499|splatoonus on Tumblr]]

January 19


[Squid Research Lab PSA] A software update (Ver. 2.5.0) for Splatoon will be distributed this evening. Due to this update, the server will go under maintenance from 4:50 to 6:00pm PT, and the Splatoon service will not be available during this time. This update is mainly for minor updates. For details, visit
#Splatoon #SquidLab #Nintendo #wiiu ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 19, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137641869059|splatoonus on Tumblr]]

January 20


A new stage, Ancho-V Games, is joining the rotation tomorrow (1/21) at 6:00 pm PT. The setting this time around is inside the offices of the developers of hit indie games like "Squid Jump." Keep an eye out for some of the jellyfish development team, hard at work (and under a strict NDA!) on their next title. Hope they don't mind the mess!

One feature of this stage are the PC-fan shaped propellers that can be inked to move portions of the floor. Use these to exploit the stage's verticality and gain the high ground over your opponents. What role do these things play in game development, anyway?



Also, this will be the last of the new stages to be added. Do you have any faves? You may find that you can change your impression of stages that aren't your favorite by changing the ways you move through them. Study the maps using the "Recon" mode and create your own patterns of attack. That will help you gain the advantage in any battle situation.

Do whatever it takes to make your time battling as fun as possible! The good times don't end here, friends!
#splatoon #squidlabs #nintendo #nomoremaps #nomoreweapons #ithinkimoutofajob #idliketoconnectoninkedin #justkiddingwe'llstillposthere ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 20, 2016 by splatoonus
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#137721043834|splatoonus on Tumblr]]

January 27


Kit: After last week's “friendly debate” over amiibo displays, I think we need to move on to cheerier territory.

Krysta: Yes, I'm still mad at you but I'm willing to put that aside while we write this blog post.

Kit: Today we're going to cover a question that we get fairly frequently from Nintendo Minute viewers, which is “how the heck did the two of you get started doing this thing anyway?”

Krysta: I sometimes ask myself the same question but I think the number one reason (at least for me) is we started Nintendo Minute because of one thing and one thing only; we love Nintendo games and we wanted to share that with you guys!

Kit: Yes, I feel very lucky that throughout my life I've been able to have friends around me who are also into games, and that I can talk to about games, because let's be honest, it's what we're constantly thinking about. At the same time, I know there are people out there who may not be in the same position. You and I have had these sorts of discussions ever since we started at Nintendo, so it felt natural to translate them to video and share with everyone else. It's also been a fun way to document my journey with facial hair! Please look forward to my Viking beard braid in 2017.

Krysta: We're incredibly lucky to work at a company that really cultivates this type of environment and really encourages us to share our passion with all of you. And yes, it's weird to see how different we look through the years. And there's one more thing I want to bring up. We're definitely not making these videos because we think we're, like, game playing geniuses or something. But one thing for me that I've always believed in, is that you don't have to be awesome at games to love them. In fact, I think I really suck at most games but it doesn't make them any less fun for me to play them.

Kit: Our failed dreams of eSports glory aside, Nintendo Minute has really brought us closer to the Nintendo fan community, whether it's meeting people at events or reading comments (we read them all!). I love how there's such a circular relationship.

Krysta: Well now I think you're scaring them…

Kit: This post is too cordial…I…I…don't know what to do next.

Krysta: How about, go check out our latest video on one of my fave games of all time; The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Talk to you guys later!
#Nintendo #Nintendo Minute #Mario Kart #Super Mario Maker #Splatoon #The Legend of Zelda ​ ​ ​ ​

— Originally posted on January 27th, 2016 by nintendo
[[Inkipedia:Tumblr archive/2016/January#138168545852|nintendo on Tumblr]]

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