DescriptionSquid Sisters, Callie and Marie, in Splatoon and by Off The Hook, Pearl and Marina, in Splatoon 2. During this event, Inklings and Octolings were able to choose between two teams, which differed from event to event and participate in battles against the other team. Inkopolis Plaza/Inkopolis Square and all the stages were decorated to reflect the event, becoming nighttime and being adorned with festive lights and Callie and Marie (Squid Sisters) and Pearl and Marina (Off the Hook) will pick a opposing team and change their color to the team they are supporting.
Upon making a choice, the player received a Splatfest Tee corresponding to the chosen Team's image. This T-shirt has 4 slots for Gear Abilities, of which the first is the Special Saver in Splatoon and Ability Doubler in Splatoon 2. During a Splatfest, this T-shirt was automatically equipped for the entire duration of the Splatfest and could not be swapped out with another shirt until the event concluded. It was removed from the player's inventory once the event was over. Upon the next Splatfest, a fresh, new Splatfest Tee was given out without any of the previously generated abilities equipped.
When two opposing teams are matched against each other, teams would be assigned a team color reflecting the Team they fight for. In order to shorten matchmaking times, two groups of the same team might have been matched against each other. These teams would then be assigned two randomly selected colors.
BackgroundThe machine that decides the Splatfest is is the printing machine, made by humans 12,000 years ago. Now, they use it to decide Splatfest themes. During an interview, the producer Hisashi Nogami and art director Seita Inoue talked about the background of Splatfests, their themes and the role of the Squid Sisters.
According to them, the world of Splatoon takes place 12,000 years after the present time and the Squid Sisters are those who receive messages from 12,000 years ago. Like there would be a discussion "rice or bread?" in current time, and those words fly to another planet and bounce back for them to receive. Those divine messages come from kami-sama (Kami means a god, sama is a honorific like -san. Also, Kami-sama is written as "paper" when using kanji. "Kami" has several meanings, two of which are "a god" and "paper"), so the topic of a Splatfest comes in a fax-like paper.)
The final score was calculated based both on popularity and on wins. The formula was as follows:
Final Score = Popularity Percentage + (Win Percentage × 2)
As of the August 2015 2.0.0 update, the formula is as follows:
Final Score = Popularity Percentage + (Win Percentage × 4)
As of the October 30, 2015 North American Splatfest, the formula is as follows:
Final Score = Popularity Percentage + (Win Percentage × 6)
Final Score = Popularity Percentage vs. Solo Wins Percentage vs. Team Wins Percentage - Whichever team gets the higher percentage in either 2 of or all 3 categories
As of the April 24, 2018 version 3.0.0 update, team voting percentages and win percentages displayed up to the hundredths digit after the decimal point.
During Splatfests, players were able to gain experience points that increase the players' Rank. Super Sea Snails were awarded to participants upon Splatfest's conclusion, with the winning team's respective rank rewards doubling at the end of the Splatfest. Players received 3 Rank EXP for winning a match, 1 EXP for a score over 200p, 2 EXP for a score over 400p.
(total in brackets)
|Super Sea Snails|
|Defender||25 (35)||7 (Losers)|
|Champion||50 (85)||13 (Losers)|
|King/Queen||99 (184)||21 (Losers)|
Information and results
- For Splatoon Splatfest dates, themes, and results, see Splatoon Splatfest information and results.
- For Splatoon 2 Splatfest dates, themes, and results, see Splatoon 2 Splatfest information and results.
- The Japanese Red Kitsune/Green Tanuki Splatoon Splatfest was sponsored by the Japanese company Maruchan and is the first Splatfest to be sponsored.
- The Japanese Lemon Tea/Milk Tea Splatoon Splatfest was sponsored, this time by the Japanese company Kirin and is the second Splatfest to be sponsored.
- The American Autobots/Decepticons Splatoon Splatfest was sponsored, this time by the American company Hasbro and is the first Splatfest to be sponsored in America; and third Splatfest to be sponsored in Japan.
- The Japanese Squid Sushi/Octopus Sushi Splatoon Splatfest was sponsored by the Japanese Sushi restaurant Kura and is the fourth Splatfest to be sponsored.
- The Japanese Go All Out/Focus on Healing Splatoon Splatfest was sponsored by video game developer Square Enix, makers of the Dragon Quest series, and is the fifth Splatfest to be sponsored.
- The Japanese Tuna Mayonnaise/Red Salmon Onigiri Splatoon Splatfest was sponsored by the Japanese division of 7-Eleven and is the sixth Splatfest to be sponsored.
- The American & European SpongeBob/Patrick Splatoon Splatfest was sponsored by children's television network Nickelodeon, and is the first Splatfest to be sponsored in Europe, the second Splatfest to be sponsored in America, and the seventh Splatfest to be sponsored internationally.
- The Japanese Mushroom Mountain/Bamboo Shoot Village Splatoon Splatfest was sponsored by the Japanese candy company Meiji Dairies and is the eighth Splatfest to be sponsored.
- The Japanese McDonald's French Fries versus McDonald's Chicken Nuggets Splatoon 2 Splatfest was sponsored by McDonald's.
- The Japanese Warm Inner Clothing versus Warm Outer Clothing Splatoon 2 Splatfest was sponsored by the Japanese clothing company, Uniqlo.
- The American & European Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splatoon 2 Splatfest was sponsored by Nickelodeon and their new series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This was the second time Nickelodeon sponsored a Splatfest after the SpongeBob Splatfest in Splatoon on Wii U.
- As of update version 2.0.0, the multiplier for the amount of points won from winning matches has gone from x2 to x4.
- As of update version 2.2.0, the multiplier for the amount of points won from winning matches has gone from x4 to x6.
- While performing, Marie's hands constantly clip through her skirt.
- While performing, Marina's hair constantly keeps on clipping with her hand, arms and turn tables.
- As of Splatoon 2 update version 3.0.0, the percentages will be displayed up to the hundredths digit after the decimal point when showing the results.
- Because of connection errors in the first Japanese Splatfest, the first American (Cats/Dogs) and the first European (Pop/Rock) Splatfests had been previously postponed, as they originally took place on June 20th and June 27th, respectively.
- In Splatoon 1, if one started the game with a new account when the fest was ongoing, the Squid Sisters' trucks will be removed for the introductions of Inkopolis. In Splatoon 2, the ongoing Splatfest and its decorations will not be shown until the introduction is over.
- In Splatoon, an instrumental version of "City of Color" used to play on Shooting Range during Splatfests; additionally, the squid dummies glow and fade in time to the music.
- Callie and Marie always choose opposite sides, and their tights will change to the color of their own teams in each Splatfest. Pearl and Marina do the same as they also change their hair.
- The sixth European Splatfest, Cats vs Dogs, uses the same theme and art as America's first Splatfest, Cats vs Dogs.
- The Pokemon Red vs. Pokemon Blue/Green Splatfest is the first global Splatfest to be held in all three regions at once, albeit with matchmaking and results being separate for each region.
- The SpongeBob vs. Patrick Splatfest is the first Splatfest to have North American and European players matched up together.
- The Fancy Party vs. Costume Party Splatfest is the first unified worldwide Splatfest where players from all three regions share stages, matchmaking, and results.
- The final Callie vs. Marie Splatfest is split into two separate Splatfests for matchmaking (America and Europe will be together like in SpongeBob vs. Patrick and Japan will be on their own), but the results will be combined across all three regions.
- In the last minute of a match during the final Callie vs. Marie Splatfest, the battle music changed from "Ink Me Up" to "Calamari Inkantation".
Another bonus Splatfest will be held after the Super Mushroom vs. Super Star Splatfest. It will happen before March 2021.