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Nintendo Switch Online will get free Splatoon 2 DLC forward of Splatoon 3 launch

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Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion launched about 4 years in the past, and now Nintendo Switch Online house owners can get it totally free. It’s a pleasant freebie that doubles as a advertising and marketing move for Nintendo.

Octo Expansion added an enormous new single-player marketing campaign to Splatoon 2, which featured the Octoling Agent 8 going by way of 80 completely different missions in an underground check facility. Finishing all of them unlocked Octolings for multiplayer use too. Octo Expansion additionally consists of “special octo-themed gear.”

Nintendo can be fairly upfront about making Octo Expansion free on the corporate’s web site. “With Splatoon 3 on the horizon, this DLC is the perfect way to get in some practice before you take on the Splatlands,” it reads. It’s true; loads of gamers are hyped now that Splatoon 3 has been confirmed to be launching this September. Specifically, it’s going to arrive on Friday, September 9. It’s taking Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s launch window in a way, because the RPG was lately moved ahead to a July launch.

Octo Expansion is only one a part of the brand new choices on Nintendo Switch Online. Three new Sega Genesis video games are additionally out there now: Shining Force II, Sonic Spinball, and Space Harrier II. Sonic’s inclusion is a tie-in too, contemplating that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 only recently got here to theaters.