The Octobrush Nouveau is a roller main weapon that was released on 1 January 2016 at 10:00 UTC in Splatoon. It comes with Splat Bombs and the Inkzooka. This weapon has a critical damage mechanic, sometimes allowing for two-hit splats. The probability of scoring a two-hit splat can be increased using Damage Up.
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- In both games, this weapon was released to coincide with the Japanese tradition of kakizome ("first writing"), which is when one writes their first calligraphy of the year. SplatoonJP's Tweet on the weapon's release in Splatoon acknowledges this, jokingly telling players to have their "first inking."
Octobrush Nouveau is a combination of Octo, Latin for 'eight', and Brush, as well as Nouveau, french for 'new'. Octo likely refers to either octopus, Octarians or Octolings. The word Nouveau may also refer to Art Nouveau. The suffix Nouveau is also used to differentiate it from the Octobrush. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Nouveau brand.
ホクサイ・ヒュー Hokusai Hyū is a reference to Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist. ヒュー hyū refers to hue. Like Nouveau in the English name, Hue is used to differentiate it from the Octobrush.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Octokwast Nouveau||Octobrush Nouveau|
|French||Épinceau brosse nuancé|
|German||Kalligraf Fresco||(Kalligraf = A special blade-like brush used for calligraphy) -> Fresh Stub Nib Pen|
|Italian||Tinturicchio master||Master Tinturicchio (Octobrush). A portmanteau of the words Tinta (Ink) and Pinturicchio.|
|Spanish (NOA)||Pincel caligrafía maestro||Master calligraphy brush|
|Spanish (NOE)||Brocha maestra||Master brush|