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Calling For Backup – Masahiro Anbe’s Squid Girl Joins Splatoon As Free DLC

Squid-Girl-X-Splatoon-DLC-Magazine-Scan-01There has already been so much fan art crossing over Masahiro Anbe’s Squid Girl with Nintendo’s latest and greatest IP title Splatoon. The need for these two properties to come together is so strong that Masahiro Anbe himself has already illustrated his fair share of fanart, most notably one that appeared in Shonen Champion Magazine.

It helps that he too is a huge fan of the new third-person shooter, so it’s only natural that he’d jump on board with the whole Squid Girl X Splatoon campaign.

Well it seems as though all the references and drawings have paid off because Nintendo have announced that Japan will be soon getting some free DLC containing equip-able pieces very much inspired by the very popular Manga and Anime series.

Next month will see the release of this DLC but despite it being so close to dropping Nintendo still havn’t detailed what exactly the pieces are going to look like. The educated assumption would be that players will be given the Squid-like hat, long white dress, and the matching shoes of Squid Girl’s Ika Musume, but officially…we know nothing. 

Now nothing has been said regarding a Western release of this DLC but my hope is that Nintendo do decide to throw us outside of Japan a nice juicy bone. I’m not a fan of Squid Girl personally, but I know that the series does have a fairly sizeable fan base outside of the great country and I think those who like it deserve to run around shooting ink as one of their favorite aquatic/human hybrids.

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