The folks at Nintendo of America have officially announced the theme of the next Splatoon Splatfest event for North America, and it's... Wait a second, what is this?!
.@Transformers is coming to #Splatfest! Battle as Team AUTOBOTS or Team DECEPTICONS for 24 hrs starting 8/28 9 PM PT! pic.twitter.com/jPw4TlAeQo— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 18, 2015
That's right. For 24 Earth hours starting at 9:00pm tomorrow (Friday the 28th) the battle for Cybertron is coming to Inkopolis! Why, it's enough to make me turn my head and run out to buy the game right now!
It seems like a match made in Heaven. I mean, Splatoon players should be used to this sort of thing by now since the playable characters are essentially Transformers already! "You're a kid now, you're a squid now." "I'm a helicopter now, I'm a giant evil robot now!" You see what I'm getting at here. And as an added bonus, so far, there's not a Bayformer in sight! I tell you, if there was even a hint of that, I would not have been responsible for my actions...
To make this even better for Splatoon-less people (like me currently), the Global Testfire demo was brought back, so everyone had another chance to try the game for free. Here's Ludwig's impressions of how the last one went. It's... mostly over by now though save for tomorrow being the very last day of the European Testfire.
|Spiffy, quite spiffy. You, too, can look this good!|
|In contrast, just look at this fool! It's like he took Weird Al's advice and actually dared to be stupid!|
Speaking of plastering Transformers logos on things, I promise none of the licensing royalties from this Splatfest will go towards Megatron's grand scheme of universal domination... nor a future presidential run. Decepticons' word of honour!
|Even Megatron dislikes President Lincoln!|
For now though, I'll leave you with a bit of mood music: Stan Bush's The Touch*. Let the battle commence!
Ludwig indeed sided with Team Deceptions, and helped them win!
KoopaTV continues to tell you about upcoming Splatfests, such as the next one between Art and Science.
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Pirates vs. Ninjas! Hm, which would robots pick?
It's time for a rematch between Autobots and Decepticons, in the form of Nice vs. Naughty!
Team Decepticons won, and so did Team Naughty.
It's time for another sponsored Splatfest, but this time the sponsor is a Nintendo subsidiary?