Inkopolis News

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Callie and Marie hosting Inkopolis News in the studio.
Callie: Hold on to your tentacles...
Marie: It's Inkopolis News time!
— Inkopolis News
Pearl: Y'all know what time it is!
Marina: It's Off The Hook, coming at you live from Inkopolis Square!
— Inkopolis News

Inkopolis News is a live television event that provides information regarding upcoming Splatfests, updates, the current Regular Battle, Ranked Battle, and League Battle stages, and Salmon Run status.

In Splatoon, Inkopolis News is hosted by the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie. Each time players start Splatoon and every four hours thereafter, Inkopolis News is shown.

In Splatoon 2, Inkopolis News is hosted by Off the Hook, Pearl and Marina. Each time players start Splatoon 2, Inkopolis News is shown. Unlike the first game, Inkopolis News will only be shown again in a single play session if there are new Salmon Run, DLC, or Splatfest announcements.

If a player is occupied when Inkopolis News should be shown, it will appear once they finish that activity. For example, if someone is playing Turf War when news is scheduled to appear, it will be shown once they complete their current match.


Stage News

Callie and Marie announcing the current stages.

Stage News is a segment used to announce the current Regular, Ranked Battle, and League Battle stages.

Callie: Let's unveil the current regular battle stages!
Marie: All right!
— Stage News

Update News

Callie and Marie introducing a new weapon.

Whenever a new weapon, stage, or mode is introduced, a special segment called Update News is shown.

Callie: More weapons are now available!
Marie: Sweet...
Callie: We'll need to ask Sheldon for the deets.
— Update News

Splatfest News

Callie and Marie preparing to announce the upcoming Splatfest theme.
Callie and Marie after announcing the upcoming Splatfest theme.

All Splatfest News quotes can be found here.

The week before a Splatfest begins, the hosts announce the theme in a segment called Splatfest News.

Callie: Before we reveal today's stages, some special news!
Marie: What is it? What is it?!
Callie: We've received word from...on high.
Marie: You don't mean...?!
Callie: That's right, there's going to be a Splatfest soon!
Marie: OOH! What's the theme? What's the theme?!
Callie: Just a moment! The theme is descending as we speak!
Marie: Let's see it! Let's see it!
Callie: ...Aaaand it's here! We've got the Splatfest theme!
Marie: Let's hear it! Let's hear it!
Callie: All right then, I'll announce the theme!
Marie: *gulp*...
Callie: The theme for the upcoming Splatfest is...
Marie: Wait for iiiiiit...
— Splatfest News

Salmon Run News

In Splatoon 2, when Salmon Run is open, Pearl and Marina will let the players know, and the monitor in the background will show the current bonus gear available to workers.



Main article: Music

Sound Effects


The hosts can be seen talking in their respective studios in both Inkopolis Plaza (second floor) and Inkopolis Square (far right near tower). If a player looks at them for a certain period of time, they will acknowledge the player before returning to their discussion.

In Splatoon, Callie and Marie will both smile and wave.

In Splatoon 2, if the player is an Inkling, Pearl will make a brief annoyed face at her conversation being interrupted before grinning and posing, and Marina will nervously smile and wave. If playing as an Octoling, Pearl will notice "Agent 8", tell Marina, and both of them will strike a pose and then laugh.


  • In Splatoon, every four hours, a sign saying 'News update! Let's go to Callie and Marie live in the studio' will pop up and the player will have to watch Inkopolis News. If they are in multiplayer battle, it will pop up after the match. If the player is in either Octo Valley or playing in the Battle Dojo, they will see the sign when they exit. The announcements come less often in Splatoon 2, but they work the same.
  • After defeating DJ Octavio for the first time in either game, a special Inkopolis News episode will be seen, showing the return of the Great Zapfish. After this, the game's credits will be shown. In Splatoon, the Plaza will shift to nighttime for this announcement.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ハイカラニュース
haikara nyūsu
Haikara City News
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Inkopolis News Inkopolis News
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Inkopolis News - Tenta-Cool Inkopolis News - Off the Hook
FlagGermany.svg German Nachrichtenshow News show
FlagItaly.svg Italian Notiziario di Coloropoli Inkopolis news
FlagRussia.svg Russian Новости Инкополиса
Novosti Inkopolisa
Inkopolis news
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Noticiero de Cromópolis Inkopolis Newscast
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Noticias de Cromópolis Inkopolis News