Splatoon 2 Hardware Announced For Australia, Japan And Europe

Splatoon 2 Hardware Announced For Australia, Japan And Europe

A colourful game like Splatoon 2 deserves colourful hardware. That’s why Nintendo is rolling out special Splatoon themed controllers for Australia, Japan and Europe. 

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In Japan, the Splatoon 2 hardware will be available when the game launches on July 21. According to GoNintendo, the same is true for Europe.

Australia will receive the Splatoon 2 Pro Controller for $109.95, as well as a Splatoon 2 Switch carrying case and screen protector for $39.95, both due for release on July 21. Unfortunately, neither the Splatoon 2 Joy-con set nor the themed Switch bundle will be coming to Australia.

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[Image: Nintendo]

(Image: Nintendo)

[Image: Nintendo]

(Image: Nintendo)

[Image: Nintendo]

(Image: Nintendo)

[Image: Nintendo]

There is, however, one rather unusual My Nintendo Store exclusive for Japan: An empty Splatoon 2 Switch box. It’s recommended for fans who already have the Switch.

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[Image: Nintendo]

Oh, and those willing to part with ¥540 ($6.53) for a cardboard box. 

Comments

  • I would buy the splatoon themed switch in a heartbeat. I’m kind of pissed off that they’re not bringing it here.
    Oh well. I’ll just go with the original plan of buying it at a toy sale. where they sell at a loss.

    • I’m mad both that I bothered to get a Switch + Pro controller already, and that they don’t seem to be bringing the Switch and/or joycons here.

  • Unfortunately, neither the Splatoon 2 Joy-con set nor the themed Switch bundle will be coming to Australia

    And Nintendo wonders why many import and get around their region barriers.

    • In reality, the joycon colours are the only thing that makes it a splatoon themed console. So if you just import the joy cons, you have a splatoon themed switch.
      Now, to check ozgameshop

    • I am a north american and they didn’t announce it for us. Yes they may not have announced it for us and the AU yet does not mean it will not come. I could see them announcing them for NA and the AU st E3

  • If you don’t ask you don’t get so we should pull out all the stops when we say Australia needs those joy-cons.

    To say nothing of the bundle itself, the Wii U had bundles for years, but little to no special deals where retailers themselves chucked a game or three in with the console, like the others got. Never knew what was up with that. Maybe there’s a conspiracy theory on the internet I missed.

    Also, the Pro controller’s price is insulting.

    • I’ve seen the Pro for 80 a few times. Get a mate or younger sibling/cousin who works for WW/BigW to use their card for another 5% off. And you might be able to purchase BigW gift cards for 5% off from your insurer or through some other deal.

    • The pro controller RRP is in line with the others. I picked mine up at launch for 80, which is in line with the actual retail price of the others.

      So..

      • Not quite in line, both it and the case are $10 more expensive than their existing counterparts.

        Kinda regretting having already bought a Pro now, though I guess I could maybe do with a second…

        • Meh, the xbone controller with battery pack is 10 bucks more. The ps4 controller is 10 less.

          Two joycons cost the same as two move controllers.

          It’s pretty much a wash, certainly nothing to get bent out of shape over.

  • Just checked whether you can still get the Joy-con set online in Japan, but it’s already sold out… :O

  • I’m waiting for the bright red Mario Odyssey themed Switch.

    You know it will happen.

  • Damn… I was coming here in hopes that the Splatoon 2 game came bundled with this pro-con. Would of given me the justification to buy both!

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