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Nintendo dates Splatoon 2 Starter Edition, adds Pearl and Marina amiibos

A lot of great deals for Splatoon 2 this Spring

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If you have been on the fence about the popular “Splatoon 2” title, Nintendo has a deal that may persuade you. Starting on March 16, Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 Starter Edition will launch in stores. The special bundle of the hit Nintendo Switch game includes the full game, a 100-page Splatoon 2 strategy guide to equip you with skills to climb the competitive ranks and two sheets of Splatoon stickers, all at a suggested retail price of only $59. That’s a pretty good deal considering that the stand-alone game also sells for $59 on sites like Amazon.

Splatoon 2 launched exclusively for Nintendo Switch last summer and, so far, has sold more than 4.9M units worldwide. The action-filled game pits teams of Inklings against each other in a variety of fun and messy modes. Since launch, Nintendo has consistently rolled out new content for the game, including recurring fan-favorite competitions called Splatfests, a new battle mode, as well as new gear and stages, like the just-announced Dark Tetra Dualies weapon and basketball-arena-themed Goby Arena stage.

In addition, Nintendo also announced that Pearl and Marina, two of the most popular new characters in Splatoon 2, are getting their own amiibo figures. This talented duo forms the group “Off the Hook,” and has been burning up the Inkling music charts. Fans love them for their unique futuristic sound, but they’re also making quite the name for themselves as the broadcasters of Inkopolis News and Splatfest events! The amiibo figures will launch in stores exclusively as part of a 2-pack set later this year.

Nintendo fans also have the Nintendo Labo to look forward to this year. The new line of interactive build-and-play experiences works with the Nintendo Switch system, and the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to make fun DIY creations, then use them with your favorite games. It also teaches kids about the Nintendo Switch technology that helps facilitate their favorite franchises. Once built, you can customize your Toy-Con creations with your own markers, stickers and paint to give them a personal touch – the only limit is your imagination!

A few of the more popular kits are already available for pre-order on sites like Amazon.com, and the others are sure to follow.