Splatoon's Final Weapon Arrives Today

That brings us up to 74 weapons.

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Later today, Splatoon will be getting yet another new weapon. This one is significant in that it'll be the last one added to the game.

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The Custom Hydra Splatling, pictured above, will be available for use later today. A steady stream of new weapons have been introduced since the game's launch last May, though Nintendo confirmed on Twitter that it'll be the last one.

With this latest one, there will be a total of 74 weapons in the game, according to Nintendo. Three of those aren't freely available to everyone--there are a pair of weapons exclusive to Amiibo owners who complete a series of challenges, for instance--but that still adds up to a pretty big arsenal.

Like all the other weapons and maps released for Splatoon, the Custom Hydra Splatling will be free. Don't expect to see the game's limited map rotation expand to include more at one time, as co-director Yusuke Amano recently explained this setup is something "envisioned from the beginning of development."

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This game was a total gem for 2015...

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You pick load out depending on the maps in rotation two maps at once is fine! But 4 hours in between switching them.... Not fine.

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Best shooter in 2015!!!!

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Great game! The amiibo weapons are just reskins of the basic 3 weapons. I mean they look excellent, but they are the basic weapons. Its not like the average gamer is missing out on anything major.

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Awesome. It only took 8 months for the game to be complete after it was released.

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@Pedro: 74 weapons... Yeah i dont think there is any air in that

They could easily "keep Halo/COD/BF alive" by adding bazillion weapons

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A then Splatoon became irrelevant

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@aigis: As long as the market is dominated by gritty, ultraviolent shooters with the same core set of weapons, a game that just tries to be fun will never be irrelevant.

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@Jaxith: Except in Feb, there will be no more content updates, the player base has already dropped a lot, so ya irrelevant. The beginning of the end

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@aigis: You're probably right. I think the core game itself isn't fun enough to keep things rolling after the updates stop. But a lot of people have claimed :) it's a great game and they love it, we'll see.

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Thats a pretty sweet weapon, love the name.

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