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Splatoon 2’s first paid DLC is a flashy single-player story

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What ... was that

Splatoon 2: Octo is a single-player expansion for Splatoon 2, which Nintendo just revealed during its Nintendo Direct presentation. The $19.99 downloadable content marks the first paid add-on for the stylish shooter, with pre-orders available now.

Octo will star a special agent named, well, Octo, who looks like one of the game’s squid-like Octolings. But she is far, far more styling than the average squid kid, which is saying a lot. She looks kind of like Marina, the beloved pop star who co-hosts the game’s Splatfest competitions.

But all of that aside, the most important thing here is that Nintendo chose to show off the Octo expansion with a truly strange music video. I mean, your mileage may vary on this one, and I’m not saying the music isn’t bumping. But what the hell is going on in this video, Nintendo? There’s even a part with Marina and Pearl inside of a test tube, reminiscent of, like, the Death Stranding trailer.

This video is the closest thing we’ll ever see to Nintendo bringing back Space Channel 5. I’m very much here for that ... I guess? We’ll find out how much this factors into the story of Octo when it launches this summer.