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Splatoon 2 Gets Paid Single-Player Expansion, Plus Free Multiplayer Update With Stages And Gear

by Brian Shea on Mar 08, 2018 at 04:41 PM

The first paid DLC for Splatoon 2 has been announced. The single-player Octo Expansion puts you in the shoes of the mysterious Agent 8 as you work to regain your memories.

The expansion features 80 test facilities connected by a subway. If you complete the expansion's content, you can join the base game's multiplayer matches as an Octoling. In addition, Nintendo promises that the expansion will dive deeper into the lore of Splatoon's world. Those who preordered Splatoon 2: Expansion Octo on the Switch eShop will receive Octo Headgear and clothes to use immediately in multiplayer.

In addition to the paid expansion, Splatoon 2 is getting version 3.0 update. The update adds 100 new pieces of gear, as well as three new stages: Piranha Pit, Camp Triggerfish, and Wahoo World. Competitive players will also be able to earn a new rank: Rank X.

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion launches this summer for $19.99. while the free 3.0 update is hitting late April.