NES Zapper Joined by Another New Splatoon Weapon Tonight

Nintendo continues to bring new content to its third-person shooter.


Since its release last week, Nintendo has been slowly adding new content to Splatoon's multiplayer mode. Following the best addition of the bunch--an NES Zapper-style weapon--another new weapon will be released later today.

The Inkbrush, as it's called, is just that: a giant paintbrush that you can run around with it. According to the official Splatoon blog, it plays like the existing (and extremely effective) paint roller weapon, but is somewhat faster.

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It's also described as "not the strongest offensive weapon." While using it, you'll have access to the Sprinkler sub-weapon and Airstrike special weapon.

The Inkbrush rolls out for free tonight, June 5, at 7 PM PT. That's the same time that Nintendo previously released the aforementioned NES Zapper weapon (called the N-Zap '85), a new map, and the online ranked multiplayer mode.

More updates are on the way for Splatoon, including a major one in August. Little is known about what else Nintendo has in store, save for an online mode called Rainmaker that features a new weapon.

Splatoon, a third-person shooter (sort of) launched exclusively for Wii U on May 28. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

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