Major update coming in April, single-player expansion set for summer

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The Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop now and can be pre-purchased ahead of release.

Nintendo has announced that a new single-player expansion is coming to Splatoon 2.

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For more, check out IGN's Splatoon 2 review.

Before its arrival, a free major update would be released in April. Update 3.0 will contain over 100 pieces of new gear, and at least three new stages, including Piranha Pit, Camp Triggerfish and Wahoo World. The Octo Expansion adds a new single player campaign to the game, putting players into th shoes of Agent 8 as she attempts to escape an underground testing facility. Going for $19.99, the new campaign will allow players to finally play as an Octoling in the Splatoon series.

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All players who complete the Octo Expansion will unlock the ability to play as Octolings in multiplayer.

2018 is the year of the Octoling, according to Nintendo.

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Take on a variety of mission types packed with new challenges you won't find in the main game. Purchasing the DLC early will enable you to receive Octo headgear and clothes that you'll be able to use in Splatoon 2 today.

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