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"Splattack!" is a song by the Squid Squad in Splatoon. It's Squid Squad's first song and is remixed in Octo Expansion, as well as in Splatoon 3.



Description

Like most Squid Squad songs, Splattack! is a fusion of rock and electronic music, with an emphasis on the backing drums and prominent guitar riffs, but also features singing in the Inkling language. What appears to be the band shouting “Squid Squad!” can be heard throughout the song, such as at the five-second mark. It is one of the five battle songs released with Splatoon at launch, and like all battle songs, it has a random chance of being played during online matches. It can also be heard in Squid Beatz, and it is included in Splatune.

Through a fictional interview contained in the Splatune booklet, it was revealed that this was the Squid Squad's first single and was originally leaked online unnamed. Large amounts of people downloaded the song to their music players, practically instantly becoming the standard for battle music, and helped propel Squid Squad to stardom. It became a hit after catching the attention of GISSAN (the producer of Fresh Kids) from a demonstration tape.

In Splatoon 2, Splattack! can be unlocked to listen in Squid Beatz 2 as a final reward from the Inkling Boy (recolor) amiibo. It cannot, however, be heard anywhere else in the base game. It has a maximum score of 280 and 528 in Normal and Hard modes, respectively.

Remixes and covers

Splattack! (Jam Session)

The Jam Session is a remix of Splattack! that has a more prominent bass than the original, and although it has a minimalist start, more instrumentation is added as the track progresses. It plays during the tutorial. However, after completing it, it can no longer be heard anywhere in the game. It is included in Splatune, where it fades out, unlike the file in the game which cuts out abruptly.

It was revealed in the Splatune interview that this song came from a brainstorming session and was later developed into the final version of Splattack!.

Splattack! (Octo)

"Splattack! (Octo)" is a song by Mizuta Ahato in Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion.

Before the DLC's release, a video entitled Catalog Mix featuring short sections of some of them was made available. It includes several songs heard in the Octo Expansion and its missions. The only song that was named prior to Octotune's release was Splattack! (Octo), which plays when Agent 8 battles Agent 3 in the Spinal Phase mission. It resembles a glitched version of the regular song, transforming it into being purely electronic, rather than the rock fusion of the original. A sample from the intro of I am Octavio and a segue from Octavio's remix of Bomb Rush Blush can also be heard.

Splattack! (Splatoon 3)

Splattack! returns with a more metal-esque approach to match the chaotic and apocalyptic themes of Splatoon 3. Who remixed the song is yet to be revealed.

Splattack! (Splatoon 3) first appeared in the Splatoon 3 announcement trailer. Its role in the game is unknown, but it's very likely that it'll serve as the game's main theme (much like the original Splatoon), and will have a random chance at playing during online matches.

Lyrics

Original/Remix Lyrics
Splattack!

(Syn. sing in Inkling language)

Splattack!


Splattack!

(Syn. sing in Inkling language)

Splattack!
Splattack!

Changes

  • "Splattack! (Jam Session)" fades out, unlike the file in the game, which cuts out abruptly.

Artists

Trivia

  • Splattack! is considered the theme tune of Splatoon, with the song being played during the initial reveal trailer of the game. It is the first song on Squid Beatz and among the first on Splatune. The song and its variants have been played in multiple trailers and commercials for Splatoon, more than any other song.
    • Splattack! can also be seen as the theme tune for Agent 3, due to their prominent role in Splatoon. In the Octo Expansion, during major scenes featuring Agent 3, such as when they save Agent 8 and Cap'n Cuttlefish, or when Agent 8 battles Sanitized Agent 3, a version of Splattack! plays in the background.
    • Inkoming! could be seen as the theme tune of Splatoon 2, and similarly shares having an exclamation mark at the end.
    • A metal-esque, remixed version of Splattack! shown in the Splatoon 3 announcement trailer will likely serve as the main theme for Splatoon 3.
  • A behind the scenes video was released showing the recording of Splattack!. However, the video itself uses the final recording instead of the raw performance. The Jam Session version was also used as the intro music for the video as the band warms up. In the video, the track was called Splatattack!, possibly a beta name.
  • The Splattack! (Octo) remix resembles a corrupted version of the original, paralleling how Commander Tartar corrupted Agent 3's mind. It could also represent the corruption of Mizuta Ahato from being sanitized and losing her free will.
    • The songs sampling of DJ Octavio tracks makes sense considering that Dedf1sh is an Octoling that served under Octavio.
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