Splatoon 2 Giving You Another Opportunity to Support Mayo in Revived Splatfest

These events were supposedly done after last year.

Splatoon 2 hasn’t held a Splatfest, a limited-time event where players pick one of two sides in a hotly debated topic like Cats vs. Dogs or Pancake vs. Waffles, in about nine months. The last one it held was for Chaos vs. Order, which Chaos won, apparently, and that was last July. However, Nintendo has announced it’s bringing back a classic, which means it’s time for you support mayonnaise in the Mayo vs. Ketchup Splatfest once more.

It’s been a long time since this Splatfest first took place back in August of 2017, just a month after the game launched on Switch in July of that year. Mayo won, and it’s time for the better condiment to come out on top again, you feel me? According to the announcement posted on the Nintendo Versus Twitter, the Splatfest will begin a month from now on May 22, 3 p.m. Pacific, and end two days later on May 24 at the same time.

Given the timing, it seems like this might just be to give players a reason to come back to the game while they’re stuck at home in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, as the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest was touted out as the final one Nintendo would be hosting in Splatoon 2. Reading over the list of past events though, there were a few that could have been a little bit more contentious, like Money vs. Love. Which, in retrospect, seems a little heavy for the kids who might be playing this video game. It’s actually kind of surprising how much that one in particular sticks out compared to others, as most of them are pretty benign issues like Trick vs. Treat during Halloween, or…Sweater vs. Sock. Damn, somebody at Nintendo must have been going through it in February 2018.

In other news:

Beyond reviving old Splatoon 2 events, Nintendo is updating its other time-killing game Animal Crossing: New Horizons with multiple events over the next few months that will give players something to do while they’re staying at home during quarantine. Just yesterday, the company announced that it will be holding four events between now and the end of June, including one for Nature Day, which centers around doing nature-related activities like planting new plants around your island, May Day, which includes a limited-time trip to a specific island with new equipment and supplies. Following these overlapping events will be International Museum Day, which will give you in-game rewards for visiting various exhibits in your island’s museum, and concluding with the Wedding Season event that will let you take photos for a happy married couple. Perhaps if Nintendo wanted to really catch my attention with that last one, it would let me take wedding photos for C.J. and Flick, who are certainly more than just roommates, according to a non-insignificant portion of the internet.


Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Georgia-based writer who still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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