With Splatoon 2‘s release last month having helped the Nintendo Switch hit a sales milestone to become the best selling console of July 2017, it looks as if the Big N has decided to reward fans by providing ample post-launch support for the title. As it so happens, Nintendo just recently shared its plans for three forthcoming updates for the third-person shooter by putting out an announcement video during gamescom 2017.

As seen below in Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 video for gamescom 2017, the game’s producer Hisashi Nogami provides some details about the free new content on the way, which includes the Bubble Blower weapon, a pirate ship-themed level called “Manta Maria,” and a new Salmon Run level titled “Lost Outpost.” Players should expect the Bubble Blower to arrive on September 2, 2017, and it can be used offensively and defensively as a means to shoot and explode a bubble of ink on the competition, with the first weapon set to feature it being the Forge Splattershot Pro.

Beyond the fresh weapon, in the upcoming weeks, Splatoon 2 will get a steady stream of fresh content, as the “Manta Maria” boat arena will be available on Saturday, August 26, 2017 for both Turf Wars and Ranked play. The Salmon Run stage “Lost Outpost” is set to let players take down Salmonoid bosses in local multiplayer on August 23, 2017, but it won’t officially appear online until Nintendo schedules an actual Salmon Run event.

Interestingly enough, the Bubble Blower was revealed to fans by way of a weapons leak about a couple of weeks ago. However the “Manta Maria” and “Lost Outpost” stages weren’t specifically labeled in the info dump by name, but it’s quite possible that the levels could have been classified internally by map placeholder names, as there were several innocuously titled stages that are also supposedly in the works.

All things considered, these impending updates for Splatoon 2 will definitely help the title maintain its status as one of the best video games of summer 2017, as players will be able to experience plenty of fresh content before the season’s gone for good. With any luck, Nintendo will continue providing even more solid patches in the future to keep expanding the third-person shooter well after its original launch date.

Splatoon 2 is available now for Nintendo Switch.

Source: Nintendo – YouTube

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