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Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion DLC gets a surprise release tomorrow

Octo Expansion drops June 13

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The first paid expansion for Splatoon 2 is coming Wednesday, June 13, Nintendo announced today at E3 2018. Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami revealed the Octo Expansion’s release date today at the end of the Splatoon 2 World Championships.

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion is a new single-player adventure that packs in more than 80 missions. Players take on the role of Agent 8, a new character who fights her way from an underground facility to the surface of Inkopolis. Players can unlock playable Octolings and in-game gear by completing the Octo Expansion DLC.

Octo Expansion will be available for $19.99 from the Nintendo eShop.

In addition to revealing the release date, Nogami promised even more content for Splatoon 2. Nogami pledged that the development team will continue to add new content, including new weapons and stages, to Splatoon 2 through December 2018.

Here’s a peek at what Nogami teased:

Splatoon 2 Octo expansion - Octoling Boy Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion - Octoling Girl in amusement park Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

There are also more Splatoon amiibo coming in 2018 — Octolings!

Splatoon 2 Octo expansion - one octopus amiibo and two Octoling amiibo Nintendo/Twitch