Splatoon 2 is getting an infusion of content – including a new game mode, Salmon Run stage, 140 pieces of gear, and much more via two updates before the end of the year.

The first update hits on November 23, and includes the new Salmon Run stage (Salmonid Smokeyard – above), gear (clothes, stuff returning from the first game, shoes, etc.), Amiibo functionality, higher level caps (up to 99), and gear swapping between battles without exiting to the lobby. This update also starts the ball rolling on four new battle stages, but technically the first of these doesn't hit until the day after the update launches on November 24 (MakoMart). the others (Shellendorf Institute, Walleye Warehouse, and Arowana Mall) release in the following weeks.

The second update is in mid-December, featuring the Clam Blitz mode. Here you collect clams around the stage, who then follow you until you deposit them in a basket near the opponent's base. However, players must first destroy the barrier around the basket by collecting 10 clams in order to get the Power Clam that breaks the barrier down. The first one to 100 wins.

For the updates' full details, click here.

[Source: Nintendo]