Nintendo’s Splatfest to Feature ‘SpongeBob’

Nickelodeon has partnered with Nintendo to bring a “SpongeBob SquarePants”-themed Splatfest competition to the “Splatoon” video game for the Wii U console.

April 6, 2018

Nintendo’s Splatfest to Feature ‘SpongeBob’

“Splatoon” video game will feature Nick’s characters for the first time.


“Splatoon” is Nintendo’s take on the action-shooter genre. The game features characters called Inklings that can transform into non-Squidward squids to cover the play area with their team’s ink as well as splat opponents. Using an array of weapons, players will cover the surface with as much of their team’s ink as possible before the time runs out.

During the Splatfest competition, players will be asked to side with SpongeBob SquarePants or Patrick Star. Once players choose, they will receive a free, in-game t-shirt with an image of SpongeBob or Patrick for their character to wear. Players will then compete in the online multiplayer Turf War mode to see which team will garner the most points. At the end of the competition, the side with the most points will be awarded Super Sea Snails items that will allow them to upgrade their gear in

the game.

This is also the first Splatfest where players from North America and Europe can be matched together.

“Two international pop culture sensations meet when ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Splatfest comes to ‘Splatoon,’” says Scott Moffitt, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Nintendo of America. “Fun partnerships like this take advantage of the crossover appeal that family-friendly franchises like ‘Splatoon’ and ‘SpongeBob’ provide. Personally, I’m team SpongeBob all the way.”

The “SpongeBob SquarePants” Splatfest competition will kick off in “Splatoon” April 23, and will run until April 24. 

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