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TMNT Against Each Other in First Tournament-Style Splatfest

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Turtle power! The “Heroes in a half shell” are getting their own Splatfest. Announced earlier today, the next upcoming Splatoon 2 Splatfest (or Splatfests, depending on how you look at it) will determine who the fan-favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle is. Through a series of three weekends next month, Raph, Leo, Mikey, and Donnie will be put against each other in pairs, making this the first ever tournament-style Splatfest.

This Splatfest is being sponsored by Nickelodeon and their upcoming series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It will mark the second Nickelodeon Splatfest following the Spongebob Squarepants Splatfest in the original Splatoon game for Wii U back in April 2016, as well as the third sponsored Splatfest overall in America, the first one being the August 2015 Transformers Splatfest. There has also been sponsored Splatfests in other regions, including the McDonald’s Splatoon 2 Splatfest in Japan in September 2017.

The three weekends will be divided as:

  • Part 1: Raph vs. Leo
    • May 4, 9pm PT - May 5, 9pm PT (May 5, 12am ET - May 6, 12am ET)
  • Part 2: Mikey vs. Donnie
    • May 11, 9pm PT - May 12, 9pm PT (May 12, 12am ET - May 13, 12am ET)
  • Finale: May 5 winner vs. May 12 winner
    • May 18, 9pm PT - May 19, 9pm PT (May 19, 12am ET - May 20, 12am ET)

In-game voting begins in Inkopolis Square tomorrow, April 27, when you can pick either Raph or Leo and start getting your Splatfest Tee ready. Who will be victorious? Make sure you fight for your favorite turtle, and check back here as the results come out. Check below for the full press release.

Pick Your Favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in Tubular New Splatoon 2 Splatfest

Who is Your Favorite Hero in a Half-Shell?

REDMOND, Wash., April 26, 2018 – Cowabunga! This May, Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch will host its first-ever tournament-style Splatfest to determine which brother from the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is the ultimate fan-favorite. Featuring characters from Nickelodeon’s upcoming animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, fans will vote in three rounds to crown one Hero in a Half-Shell (turtle power!). Will it be Raph, Leo, Mikey or Donnie?
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 4-5 and pits Raph against Leo, with the second running May 11-12 and featuring Mikey vs. Donnie. The final match between the winners of the first two showdowns takes place May 18-19. The full schedule is below:
Round 1: Raph vs. Leo
May 4 (Friday), 9 p.m. PT – May 5 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT
Round 2: Mikey vs. Donnie
May 11 (Friday), 9 p.m. PT – May 12 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT
May 18 (Friday) 9 p.m. PT – May 19 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT
“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.”
Splatfests are recurring online competitions in Splatoon 2 that ask players to pick a side – in this case, their favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Once players choose a team, they’ll receive an in-game T-shirt adorned with an image of their preferred Turtle for their Inkling character to wear as they compete in online multiplayer Turf Wars battles to see which side comes out on top. At the end of the Splatfest, each team’s popularity and win rate is tallied up, and one team is crowned the victor. Depending on what Splatfest rank players achieve, they’ll receive Super Sea Snails, which can be exchanged to further customize gear in the game. Because of the new tournament format, players need to pick up their Super Sea Snails by the Tuesday morning following each round. The early squid catches the Sea Snails, as the old saying goes. Splatfests are open to all Nintendo Switch owners who have the Splatoon 2 game and an Internet connection.
Nickelodeon’s new animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesfollows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The 2D-animated series debuts later this year on Nickelodeon. For more information about the show, visit http://www.nick.com/rise-of-the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/.
For more information about Splatoon 2, visit https://splatoon.nintendo.com/ or https://splatoonus.tumblr.com/. Learn about results of past Splatoon 2 Splatfests at https://splatoon.nintendo.com/splatfests/.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

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