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Nintendo acknowledges existential dread of Splatoon meta-culture in tweet

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Splatoon is a wonderful game that may not be a shooter, but it certainly delves deep into the existential dread that may form when one is a kid for a moment before turning into a squid the next, all while faced with the horrifying pressure to always "stay fresh."

The meta-culture around the game has been odd since launch, and now Nintendo seems to be ready to embrace the darker side of the squid / kid continuum. You'll want to click on the tweet to see both images from the Miiverse.

Behold the nightmare of this hellish existence. The Miiverse posts that show up around Splatoon often go from the uncomfortably surreal to the outright disturbing, and it's fun to see Nintendo begin to acknowledge this fact a bit on social media.