Nintendo is doing something new with an upcoming Splatfest event in Splatoon 2 . Not only is it going to be a tournament-style battle instead of the usual “X vs Y” format, but it’s going to be a cross-branded event to promote an upcoming TV show. That’s right: forget Injustice 2 , the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming to Splatoon 2 .
The event is a partnership with Nickelodeon meant to promote Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , which is set to start airing in September 2018. Voting starts on April 27 in Inkopolis Square, then it’ll be Raphael vs Leonardo from May 4 to May 5. Michelangelo will face Donatello May 11 to May 12, then the finals will be help May 18 to May 19. The rounds will run from 9 PM PT on night one to 9 PM PT the next day.
During the event, players will earn Super Sea Snails, and also gain access to new gear, including TMNT shirts and sneakers.