Cowabunga Squids! This May, Nintendo is joining forces with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to finally settle the debate, who is the best turtle? They will do Splatfest a little different this time, it will be set up in more of a tournament-style over three weekends.
To participate, players won’t be asked to order a pizza, hop on a skateboard or save the city from an army of masked ninjas – they can just start voting for their pick beginning on April 27 simply by visiting the in-game Inkopolis Square. The first of three in-game Splatoon 2 Splatfest tournaments takes place May 5 and pits Raph against Leo, with the second running May 12 and featuring Mikey vs. Donnie. The final match between the winners of the first two showdowns takes place May 19. The full schedule is below:
Round 1: Raph vs. Leo
May 5: 12am ET – May 6: 12am ET
Round 2: Mikey vs. Donnie
May 12: 12am ET – May 13: 12am ET
May 19: 12am ET – May 20: 12am ET
“We love working with unexpected partners to expand our brand and bring smiles to people’s faces in surprising ways,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Teaming up with Nickelodeon and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made perfect sense, as we share many of the same fans who enjoy family-friendly entertainment and classic characters.”
Nintendo has done these collaborations in the past with Sponge Bob and Transformers being Splatfests in Splatoon 1. And this makes perfect sense as Nickelodeon will be releasing the new animated show Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles later this year. I am excited to do some Splatting as my favorite Ninja Turtle (Donatello) and excited to see which one comes out on top.
So are you excited about this collaboration? Who is your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Are you excited about this Splatfest Tournament?