Splatune 2 (Splatoon 2 Original Soundtrack)

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Splatune 2 is the first original soundtrack for Splatoon 2, and serves as a sequel to the first Splatune. It features two discs with 82 tracks total of in-game music and sound effects. Also included are album cover art of the various bands featured in the game, lyrics to the music by Off the Hook and interviews with Wet Floor and Marina. The first production run also came with a Splatoon-themed guitar pick. It was released in Japan on 29 November 2017.[1][2]

It debuted at #4 on the Oricon Albums Chart and at #11 on the Billboard Japan Hot Albums chart.[3] It sold 18,007 copies during its launch week.[4]

It was later accompanied by Octotune and Splatoon 2 Live in Makuhari -Tentalive-.


Disc 1

Track no. English song title Japanese song title Romanization English artist name Japanese artist name Romanization
1 Opening Wet Floor
2 Inkoming!
3 Rip Entry
4 Undertow
5 Don't Slip
6 Endolphin Surge
7 Now or Never!
8 "Victory! – Jingle" バトル 勝ちジングル Battle – Kachi Jingle
9 Turf Master
10 "Defeat - Jingle" バトル 負けジングル Battle – Make Jingle
11 Ink Another Day
12 Shipwreckin' Shipwreckin'~沈まばもろとも~ Shipwreckin' ~Shizumaba Moro Tomo~ Bottom Feeders From Bottom
13 Fins & Fiddles Fins & Fiddles ~深海の喜劇~ Fins & Fiddles ~Shinkai no Kigeki~
14 Seafoam Shanty Seafoam Shanty ~荒波ロデオ~ Seafoam Shanty ~Aranami Rodeo~
15 Broken Coral 可憐なタクティクス Karen'na Tactics Ink Theory カレントリップ Current Rip
16 Riptide Rupture 不意打ちのセオリー Fuiuchi no Theory
17 Inkoming! (Cloud Demo) Wet Floor
18 "Visiting Inkopolis Square" ハイカラスクエア 初回入場 High-Color Square– Shokai Nyūjō N/A
19 "Inkopolis Square Tutorial" ハイカラスクエア チュートリアル High-Color Square – Tutorial
20 "Inkopolis Square" ハイカラスクエア High-Color Square
21 Without a Dop Doubt
22 The Shoal イカッチャ Ikatcha
23 Dubble Bath (DIY Remix) Ika Jamaica (DIY Remix) Bob Dub Cala Marley
24 New You DJ Real Sole
25 Happy Little Workers カガヤクンデス・マーチ Kagayakundesu March Grizzco Industries クマサン商会 Kuma-san Shōkai
26 "Salmon Run Opening" サーモンラン オープニング Salmon Run Opening
27 Surge & Submerge 膏肓 Kōkō ω-3
28 Deluge Dirge 囂々 Gōgō
29 Fishing Frenzy 竜穴 Ryūketsu
30 "Salmon Run Success Jingle" サーモンラン 成功ジングル Salmon Run Seikō Jingle Grizzco Industries クマサン商会 Kuma-san Shōkai
31 "Salmon Run Failure Jingle" サーモンラン 失敗ジングル Salmon Run Shippai Jingle
32 Ever Further キット・モット Kitto Motto
33 Inkopolis News ハイカラニュース High-Color News Off the Hook テンタクルズ Tentacles
34 "Splatfest – Theme Announcement" フェス お題発表 Fes – O Dai Happyō

Disc 2

Track no. English song title Japanese song title Romanization English artist name Japanese artist name Romanization
1 Color Pulse ウルトラ・カラーパルス Ultra Color Pulse Off the Hook テンタクルズ Tentacles
2 "Splatfest – Match Opening" フェスマッチ オープニング Fes Match – Opening
3 Ebb & Flow フルスロットル・テンタクル Full Throttle Tentacle
4 Acid Hues リップル・リフレイン Ripple Refrain
5 Muck Warfare レッド・ホット・エゴイスト Red Hot Egoist
6 Now or Never! イマ・ヌラネバー! Ima Nuraneba!
7 "Splatfest Victory! – Jingle" フェスマッチ 勝ちジングル Fes – Kachi Jingle
8 Fest Zest フェスティバル・ゼスト Festival Zest
9 "Splatfest Defeat – Jingle" フェスマッチ 負けジングル Fes – Make Jingle
10 Party's Over パーティーズ・オーバー Party's Over
11 "Splatfest – Final Results" フェス 最終結果発表 Fes – Saishū Kekka Happyō
12 "Reward Jingle" ゲットジングル Get Jingle
13 Low Tide スミソアエの朝 Sumisoae no Asa
14 Octo Canyon タコツボキャニオン Takotsubo Canyon Turquoise October OCTOTOOL
15 Octo Eight-Step Eighteen-Legged Concerto
16 The Girl from Inkopolis The Girl from High-Color
17 Buoyant Boogie
18 Shooting Starfish
19 Tentacular Circus
20 Cephaloparade
21 Octoling Rendezvous Tacozones Rendezvouz
22 "Boss Entrance" 戦略タコツボ兵器 登場 Senryaku Takotsubo Heiki Tōjō
23 Octarmaments
24 "Hero Mode – Onward!" ヒーローモード つづく! "Hero Mode – Tsudzuku!"
25 "Hero Mode – R.I.P." ヒーローモード Miss!! Hero Mode – Miss!!
26 Bomb Rush Blush トキメキ☆ボムラッシュ Tokimeki☆Bomb Rush DJ Octavio feat. Callie DJ Octavio feat. AORI
27 Tidal Rush ボムラッシュの夜 Bomb Rush no Yoru DJ Octavio feat. Callie vs. Marie DJ Octavio feat. AORI vs ホタル DJ Octavio feat. AORI vs Hotaru
28 Spicy Calamari Inkantation 濃口シオカラ節 Koikuchi Shiokara-Bushi Squid Sisters シオカラーズ Sea O'Colors
29 Fresh Start あさってColor Asatte Color
30 "SFX: Splat Dualies" SE: スプラマニューバー SFX: Splat Manuver
31 "SFX: Splat Charger" SE: スプラチャージャー SE: Splat Charger
32 "SFX: Splat Brella" SE: パラシェルター SE: Parashelter
33 "SFX: Autobomb" SE: ロボットボム SE: Robot Bomb
34 "SFX: Tenta Missiles" SE: マルチミサイル SE: Multi-Mussile
35 "SFX: Ink Armor" SE: インクアーマー SE: Ink Armor
36 "SFX: Sting Ray" SE: ハイパープレッサー SE: Hyper Presser
37 "SFX: Inkjet" SE: ジェットパック SE: Jet Pack
38 "SFX: Splashdown" SE: スーパーチャクチ SE: Super Chakuchi
39 "SFX: Baller" SE: イカスフィア SE: Ika Sphere
40 "SFX: Inkling Boy – This Way!" SE: 声(ボーイ)カモン SE: Koe (Boy) Come On
41 "SFX: Inkling Boy – Joy" SE: 声(ボーイ)悦び SE: Koe (Boy) Yorokobi
42 "SFX: Inkling Girl – This Way!" SE: 声(ガール)カモン SE: Koe (Girl) Come On
43 "SFX: Inkling Girl – Joy" SE: 声(ガール)悦び SE: Koe (Girl) Yorokobi
44 "SFX: Off the Hook's Motto" SE: 声(テンタクルズ)キメ台詞 SE: Koe (Tentacles) Kimezerifu
45 "SFX: Tower Control – Moving Tower" SE: ガチヤグラが往く SE: Gachi Yagura Ga Iku
46 "SFX: Depositing Golden Eggs" SE: 金イクラ奉納 SE: Kin Ikura Hōnō
47 Get The Shining Future! (A Message from Grizzco Industries – Background Music) Get The Shining Future!(クマサン商会 バイト募集ビデオBGM) Get The Shining Future! (Kuma-san Shōkai Baito Boshū Video BGM) Grizzco Industries クマサン商会 Kuma-san Shōkai
48 Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Soundtrack 2017.1 PV SoundTrack


Some songs contain slight changes in arrangement from the versions used in the game.

  • Songs by Wet Floor and Off the Hook have louder vocals than their in-game versions.
  • Inkoming! sounds different when it starts to loop. It has a proper ending as well, as opposed to fading out.
  • The synth solo in Endolphin Surge is changed.
  • The reverb effect on the trumpet in Broken Coral is removed.
  • Inkopolis Square starts with the main speaker music before fading into the background to play the jingles that play from other speakers in the Square, and then fading back in before the song finally fades out.
  • Dubble Bath (DIY Remix) has brief moments where the sound is distorted as if a control stick was quickly tilted while in a lobby. The sound clips that only play if the Control Pad is pressed are also present.
  • Inkopolis News has a section where Marina's record scratches play, and then ends properly.
  • Octo Canyon contains all five versions that play depending on which zone the player is in.
  • Octarmaments contains all three versions that coincide with the three phases of each boss.
  • Bomb Rush Blush does not fade out, but instead transitions to Tidal Rush, as what happens in-game.
  • Tidal Rush starts with the beat that plays after completing the second phase of the final boss.


From the booklet included with Splatune 2. They are all nonsensical; the Japanese hiragana and katakana simply give the pronunciation.

ウルトラ・カラーパルス (Color Pulse)

Rasta ruminai yonabiarubawe
Nyunennai wiramoranirakurai
Rasta riposei nyuzetarahankista
Monin nyunennai

Wasaponnatai za nemora tashiniraomaigemora

Kinahenzagon nenon iriyou
Mirimamirimahoukou kouchaichaichai

Watsatsanemora tashiniraomaigemora
Kanishirayou kanishirayou matsumeramouganagana baibai

Watsatsanemora kanishirabaibaigemora
Wasaponnachenira gana bai

WOW wikanirasta ninokurai (janpai!)
Pikaporabari ninohai (tannai!)
Onyasai yaustau buroinowa (raihai!)

WOW wikanirasta ninokurai (janpai!)
Pikaporabari ninohai (tannai!)
Tiryugai spraen praen yuwobira (raihai!)

ラスタ ルミナイ ヨナビアルバウェ
にゅねんない うぃらもらにらくらい
ラスタ リポセイ ニュゼタラハンキスタ
もにん にゅねんない

わさぽんなたい ざ ねもら たしにらおまいげもら

きなへんざごん ねのん いりよう
みりまみりまほうこう こうちゃいちゃいちゃい

わつぁつぁねもら たしにらおまいげもら
かにしらよう かにしらよう まつめらもうがながな ばいばい

わつぁつぁねもら かにしらばいばいげもら
わさぽんなちぇにら がな ばい

WOW ウィカニラスタ ニノクライ (じゃんぱい!)
ピカポラバリ ニノハイ (たんない!)
オニャサイ ヤウスタウ ブロイノワ (らいはい!)

WOW ウィカニラスタ ニノクライ (じゃんぱい!)
ピカポラバリ ニノハイ (たんない!)
ティリュガイ スプラエン プラエン ユウォビラ (らいはい!)

フルスロットル・テンタクル (Ebb & Flow)




Dismisaidon gyaro gyaro

Kozozawaden joriruni

Raizonnei nyurazastei
Dismisaidon gyaro gyaro
Wastireimyun minakeijun
Tojuranahabete zeriru bitinnu WOW

Heinasa! Dyuwatsa! Zeimina!
Kanfide! Stapin'wize! Yodontorize!
Bitinnu WOW




ディスミサイドン ギャロ ギャロ

コゾザワデン ジョリルニ

ライゾンネイ ニュラザステイ
ディスミサイドン ギャロ ギャロ

ワスティレイミュン ミナケイジュン
トジュラナハベテ ゼリル ビティンヌ WOW

へいなさ! でゅわつぁ! ぜいみな!
かんふぃで! すたぴんうぃぜ! よどんとりぜ!
ビティンヌ WOW

リップル・リフレイン (Acid Hues)

Rakino rakino rakinoyo ribirribittasane
Sharami sharami sharamiyo migattanonisou
Wizaro wizaro wizarone diraddirattapanke

Mawadi ruwari jarunashade
Miwata yohara winiserame
Gainapati meduchi
Dastaniracha wakutamonasa

Shiwaka charota nimerayaso
Mikero hejero yunakoraso

Yerouname rewaka
Dastaniracha dastaniracha

Chas chas pas
Pas pras idonteiko
Chemikori digenonnon
Shizamina ratatuya baraneranonenoto
Saifai zatsugeron

Pas pras yokendo
Narawi narawi narawija diginnaturisoso
Mirani mirani miraniyo
Saifai zatsugeronto fainaibai

ラキノ ラキノ ラキノヨ リビッリビッタサネ
しゃらみ しゃらみ しゃらみよ みがったのにそう
ウィザロ ウィザロ ウィザロネ ディラッディラッタパンケ

マワディ ルワリ ジャルナシャデ
みわた よはら うぃにせらめ

ガイナパティ メドゥチ
ダスタニラチャ ワクタモナサ

しわか ちゃろた にめらやそ
ミケロ ヘジェロ ユナコラソ

いぇろうなめ れわか
ダスタニラチャ ダスタニラチャ

ちゃす ちゃす ぱす
ぱす ぷらす いどんていこ
ちぇみこり でぃげのんのん
しざみな らたとぅや ばらねらのねのと
さいふぁい ざつげろん

ぱす ぷらす よけんど
ならうぃ ならうぃ ならうぃじゃ でぃぎんなとぅりそそ
みらに みらに みらによ
さいふぁい ざつげろんと ふぁいないばい

レッド・ホット・エゴイスト (Muck Warfare)

Astafmeya dennuhi
Irabi miya zurunadi
Distikumiya yugannazi
Deraestef panjayobi

Churibahinaie yaimare
Jarudanmiresrai chorapene
Dirennu saidamira yogonabe
Deraestef panjayobi

Mauna.na.na yasshijuminaha ha.ha
Di.di.di keshufunirakoma masana
Ke.ke.ke keshufuyorogajo jo.jo
Anufu dinmina minajin
Shanashana branashana


Rani estanebi
Yomashasta shoade

アスタフメヤ デンヌヒ
イラビ ミヤ ズルナディ
ディスティクミヤ ユガンナズィ
デラエステフ パンジャヨビ

ちゅりばひないえ やいまれ
じゃるだんみれすらい ちょらぺね
でぃれんぬ さいだみら よごなべ
でらえすてふ ぱんじゃよび

マウナ・ナ・ナ ヤッシジュミナハ ハ・ハ
ディ・ディ・ディ ケシュフニラコマ マサナ
ケ・ケ・ケ ケシュフヨロガジョ ジョ・ジョ
アヌフ ディンミナ ミナジン
シャナシャナ ブラナシャナ


らに えすたねび
よましゃすた しょあで


Also included in the booklet are fictional interviews of some of the "artists" who worked on the in-game music.

Marina (Off the Hook)














はい、センパイから「やっぱ、これやらないと締まらないっしょ!」って。シオカラーズ版も(Squid Squadの)カバーですか、ワタシにはとてもおそれ多くて「いいですけど、ボーカルはセンパイお願いいます……」ってお任せしまして。でも、トラックを作っていてすごく楽しかったです。ボーカルかー人でも寂しい感じにならないように、エフェクトをエ夫しています。












Marina (Off the Hook)

Off the Hook is a two-person unit formed by Pearl (MC/Vocalist) and Marina (DJ/Track Maker/Vocalist). Besides being the face of Inkopolis News, their bold take on club music has been embraced all over the place, and even the city's Splatfests and battles have been dyed into their colors. Marina, who has become the core of its sound, will tell us a little bit more about its production.

Please tell us about the flow in writing Off the Hook's songs.

First of all, I make the main rhythm and a chord progression of about four bars. It's very thick at first, full of lots of sounds, so it keeps getting bigger as I remove and add new ones. The melody and lyrics are done way after.

Do you take Pearl's rapping into account at that stage of the process?

No, I leave all the decision-making regarding the lyrics to Pearl. I only decide the composition.

How are the recordings for the rap and vocals made?

First, I'd take my vocal part, and finesse it with as many takes necessary until it feels like home. Pearl will always say "Marina, you're such a perfectionist!" "You're overdoing it!" (lol). After that, I'd go to the studio and record Pearl's rap. I'm always surprised that, even though it's done in one take most times, sometimes it'd need two takes, she'd say "I'm exhausted! is it ok now?" But that's all she needs for it to be spot-on. She has this speediness that I can never achieve...

Regarding the musical background, are there any artists that influence you?

The Squid Sisters! I've been in touch with their producer, Shy-Ho-Shy, and I love them... even though it sounds a bit presumptuous. I could go on about that all night long (lol). I'd like to talk about the effect of how their cover of the "Calamari Inkantation" is intentionally out of scale in a few places. The Squid Sisters are definitely my roots, but even if I stood on my head, I couldn't create a world like that. So, I'm hoping to create songs that have an "Off the Hook style" alongside Pearl.

Speaking of the Squid Sisters, you made a cover of their "Now or Never!" song, right?

Yes, Pearl said, "We gotta do this one after all!". Even though the Squid Sisters' version is also a cover (of Squid Squad), I was very nervous about it, so I told Pearl, "I'd like to leave the vocals to you if you don't mind...". But I had lots of fun making the tracks. I came up with an effect so the vocals wouldn't feel lonely despite being sung by one person.

"Color Pulse" has now become the main song for Splatfests.

I was told by the event organizer, "This is what Splatfests will be like from now on, so please make a song that will make everyone excited." as they showed me an amazing sketch full of glittering lightning. Then they asked, "Could you make it so when getting a signal from the equipment, the lights would move according to the tempo?" and I said, "Let's give it a go!". With that in mind, I got really passionate while making the tracks. Just seeing all the fans in the streets made us both really fired up.

Another thing about this song, your track has this characteristic where there would be exotic sounds and phrases that appear from time to time. It kind of feels abrupt and choppy, what's the intention behind that?

I say it all the time but it's just something I naturally do... like when I turn off the sound according to the beat, I definitely enjoy cutting the left-over reverberation in a weird way. I guess it's because of the DNA inside me. It seems like it's something I like to do.

In "Ebb & Flow", the first half feels like it gets more and more fired up, which contrasts with the lyrical movement of the second half.

It sure gets fired up, huh? Since you'd eventually get used to the "Tasty" part as it kept going, I left it for later, so when it started to feel like "Not enough" it'd switch to the next part. Oh right! I just remembered! In that latter part, Pearl and I would alternate vocals. At that time Pearl suddenly hesitated during the recording and said "Marina, leave me alone for a sec!". Guess she must've been a bit embarrassed about not singing properly. Oddly enough, we did a lot of takes (lol).

Do you get any track requests from Pearl?

Lots of them. Though I wouldn't call them requests... She'd go like "Something's wrong!" or "The rap feels rough". It would bring me down a bit at first, but after taking a better listen myself, I'd think the same way. And after I send it, she won't stop saying things like "It's amazing Marina! I knew you could do it!"

From now on, what kind of evolution can we expect from Off the Hook?

By supporting each other with our strengths, I want to keep entertaining everyone in Inkopolis Square! Not only that, I'd like to also release mellow and chill-out tracks someday. I think that the greatest thing about music is that it has the power to go beyond differences in species and language. It makes you want to root for someone you've never met before. That's how I personally feel when making my tracks.

Wet Floor


Wet Floor Interview


こちらが理解したと思ったら、逃げていく。Wet Floorはそんなバンドだ。枠にはまらない。予想の通りにはいかない。それでいて、気が付くと僕らの心の深い底にはっきり、じっとりと染み込んでいる。前作『Color Rush』とはがらりと雰囲気を変えてきた最新作『Inkoming!』も、その例に漏れない。メンバー5人の想いを訊いた。


⬤今回のアルバムは曲ごとにさまざまに色を変えていて全く飽きさせないし、のみならずWet Floorとハイカラスクエアの「今」を切りとったようなみずみずしさに溢れて いると思った。


MIZOLE (Vo. G)「そうですね。例えば僕は、自分が生まれるより昔に流行った古い音楽も大好きなんですけど、あくまで『今生きてるこの時代からもらって、またそこへ返すもの』というスタンスで、Wet Floorで音楽やってます」

TSUMABUSHI (B)「というか、そうとしかできないよね」

⬤同時に改めて思ったのが、やっぱりWet Floorって「ひねくれてる」なあってことなんだよね。

KAZAMI (Dr)「(笑)」


RYAN (Vo. G)「あなたはひねくれてるよ。あたしやTSUMABUSHIとぜんぜん別のコード弾いてたりするじゃん」

KAGI (Synth)「なんていうか『ひと目見ただけでは把握しきれない絵』みたいな音楽を描きたい、っていう想いはありますね」





⬤なるほど。例えばあの頃の象徴のようでもあるSquid Squadの"Now or Never"をカバーしていながらも、Bメロでは一旦レイドバックして、大人数で「ヤー……」と唱和するとこるとか。



⬤あるいは"Inkoming!"で、歌い出しでは《spラ spラ fラ オニャロ/インk オ シンk ファザロ》と挑発しておきながら、サビでは《ユガナ シヨ シヤセイ/ゴチュノ ワノ ワナサ》と、少し「人恋しさ」も見せるしたたかさで。


⬤ところで、同時に収録されている"Inkoming! (Cloud Demo)"というバージョン違いは?


TSUMABUSHI「最終的にはだいぶ抑えたよ。"Rip Entry"では遠慮しなかったけど(笑)」






KAZAMI「断然"Don't Slip"でしょ。あの変拍子のリフ!あのリフをRYANが作ったっていうのが意外」





KAZAMI「ただ"Endolphin Surge"だけは違って、いきなりMIZOLEがメロディ先行で作ってきたんだよね。それがあのイントロ」



⬤確かにある種、気恥ずかしいくらいの王道感をもって始まりつつも、そこに留まらず、その後の展開はめまぐるしい。そこはやっぱりWet Floorらしさだなあって。そしてその「留まらなさ」は曲の中だけじゃなくて、冒頭にも言ったけど、曲·音楽性のバラエティにも言えると思うんだよね。このアルバム自体も、これまでの作品とは全然ムードが違うし。






It'd be exciting to see the music scene become colorful again

Just when we think we understand them, they get away from us. Wet Floor is that kind of band. They don't fit inside the box. They don't do what we'd expect. And yet, before we knew it, their music had become deeply ingrained in our hearts. Their latest album "Inkoming!", which has a completely different atmosphere from their previous album "Color Rush", is no exception. I asked the five members about their thoughts on the album.

Interviewer: Nijimasuya ⏺

⏺This album feels so colorful and changing in a way that I never get tired of. Not only that, I thought that it was overflowing with freshness as if it were a piece cut from the "now" of Wet Floor and Inkopolis Square.

Everyone: Thank you!

Mizo (Vo. G): Yeah, for example, I love old music that was popular before I was born, yet I take the stance that "I take from this era I am living now, so I should give back too," which is what I do when I play with Wet Floor.

Neil (B): I mean, that's really all you can do, isn't it?

⏺At the same time, I was reminded of how "twisted" Wet Floor is.

Candi (Dr): (Laughs)

Mizo: As far as we're concerned, we don't mean to be twisted.

Ryley (Vo. G): Oh but you're so twisted. You play chords that are totally different from mine and Neil's!

Keaton (Synth): I guess I want to create music that is like "a picture that cannot be fully understood at first glance".

⏺This might be a bit of a nasty question, but it could be called "not catchy."

Mizo: I wonder if that will happen.

⏺At least it's not the "straight-up naughtiness" that was sweeping Inkopolis a few years ago.

Mizo: Ah, yeah, that's the kind of thing I wanted to do. Those days were filled with an unbridled "excitement to see the world for the first time" kind of feeling. Now we've let it seep into our bodies, and our output is a kind of a "determination to keep on sharing it with like-minded people." I don't know if I'm putting this well.

⏺I see. For example, when you guys covered the iconic Squid Squad song "Now or Never!", which seems to be a symbol of those days, you have a big group of people chanting "Yeah..." in a laid-back B-melody.

Ryley: That's right. We changed the chord progression there too, from the original song.

Keaton: That's our "feeling" right now, too.

⏺Or in "Inkoming!", you stir up some excitement in the first bars (spla spla la o nyalo/ink o sink fazaro), but the chorus (yuganashoshiyasei/ nigochunowanowanasa), shows off a little "longing for others".

Mizo: Yeah, that chorus is something we wouldn't have been able to sing in the past. To be honest, I was hesitant while writing it. But when you're in a live setting and you're getting excited with the audience, all that hesitation just fades away.

⏺By the way, what is the difference with the version of "Inkoming! (Cloud Demo)" that was recorded at the same time?

Keaton: I initially wrote this riff and uploaded it to the cloud. And then everyone else did whatever they wanted with it at home. First, Neil added in a slapping bass line.

Neil: In the end, I held back a lot on the bass lines. I didn't hold back on "Rip Entry" though. (Laughs)

⏺It's a four-on-the-floor tune that starts with a very "springy" guitar. The weighty rhythm section feels great and makes the floor sway vertically at concerts. It's not just in this song, but the way Neil and Candi mesh with each other is unbelievable.

Mizo: Those two practice in secret like crazy.

Ryley: Even on days when we go to the studio, they start practicing the rhythm line a couple of hours early.

Candi: Hey the songs are hard! It's fun though.

⏺What was the most difficult song for you two to play?

Candi: It's definitely "Don't Slip". That riff is in such a weird time signature! Surprising that Ryley wrote that riff.

Ryley: When I was working on it, I didn't realize that it had an odd time signature, but when I recorded it on my computer, I thought, "Huh? Something's weird about it... (laughs)

Neil: The drum 'n bass in "Undertow" was pretty tough too. The break comes so fast.

⏺Are the other songs built off of a riff?

Keaton: Basically, yes. Someone uploads a riff, and then everyone adds to it.

Candi: The only difference is in "Endolphin Surge", where all of a sudden, Mizo made the melody first instead. That's the intro.

Mizo: Tentatively titled, "Youth." (laughs)

Ryley: That's intense.

⏺It certainly starts with a kind of embarrassingly classic feel, but it doesn't stop there, as what happens after that is dizzying. That's what makes Wet Floor so unique. And that fierceness isn't just in the songs; as I said at the beginning of this interview, I think it can be said for the variety of the song's musicality too. The album itself has a completely different mood than your previous works.

Mizo: Are you bored of it? What is that "what we haven't done yet?" That's what I'm always looking for when working on the next song.

Keaton: It's just like in Turf Wars. "I've already inked this place! Is there any place I haven't yet?" (laughs)

⏺Maybe there's another band that will 'ink you back' even more.

Mizo: Wouldn't that be super interesting? It'd be exciting to see the music scene become more colorful like that again.


Music by

  • Toru Minegishi (disk 1 1-11, 17-23, 33, 34, disk 2 1-13, 15-20, 24, 25, 48)
  • Ryo Nagamatsu (disk 1 track 12-16, 24-32, disk 2 14, 22, 23, 26-28, 47)
  • Shiho Fujii (disk 1 33, disk 2 13, 21, 26-29)

Sound Effects by


Recorded & ProTools operated by

  • Takashi Koiwa (disk 1 1-7, 9, 11-17, 27-19, 33, disk 2 1, 3-6, 8, 26-19; as Takashi Koiwa (SIGN SOUND LLC))

Mixed & ProTools operated by

  • Takashi Koiwa (disk 1 12-16; as Takashi Koiwa (SIGN SOUND LLC))

Mastering Engineer



Album booklet


  • This is the first album in the Splatoon series to not have a bonus track.
  • Unlike previous albums with music featured on previews, the version of Inkoming! from the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 trailer still contains sound effects.

See also