Splatoon 2’s release is just two months away and Nintendo is banking on the popular Wii U IP to help further drive sales for its new console. The Switch is definitely putting up impressive numbers with just Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 available as flagship titles (both of which can be played on the Wii U), so it will be very interesting to see if those sales rise even higher with the arrival of Splatoon 2. To help bring more Nintendo fans into the Switch generation, the company is releasing some Splatoon 2 themed hardware and peripherals in Japan and Europe to sweeten the pot.
Nintendo took to Twitter to announce that the Splatoon 2 Switch bundle will be coming to Europe and Japan (sorry, Americans) this summer. The Japanese console bundle includes the green and pink Joy-Cons packed in, whereas the Euro bundle includes the more standard neon red and neon blue. In addition to the bundle, European and Japanese shoppers will also be able to pick up a Splatoon 2 Switch carrying case, a Splatoon 2 Switch Pro Controller, and the green and pink Joy-Cons separate from the console bundle.
Here’s a look at the lineup of products…
Despite the fact that Nintendo Switch peripherals and accessories come with some shockingly high price tags, these Splatoon 2 items are pretty tempting. Unfortunately, there’s no hint that these items will be receiving a U.S. release at this point or anytime in the near future. American gamers can hold out hope that the green and pink items make their way across the ocean eventually, but this wouldn’t be the first time Nintendo decided against releasing certain limited items in the states. We’ll keep an eye out for a more concrete answer from Nintendo in the near future, so be sure to check back for updates.
What do you think of the new Joy-Con colors? Do you hope these products make their way outside of Japan? Let us know in the comments.
Splatoon 2 launches arrives July 21, 2017 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.