Splatoon 2‘s adorable, fuzzy feline judge officially has a name: Li’l Judd.
The tiny kitten appears to have the same tuxedo pattern on his fur as his counterpart, original Splatoon veteran Judd.
“Okay, I’ll be the first to admit he’s adorable,” reads the post on Li’l Judd from the official Splatoon Tumblr page. “But from what we’ve been able to observe, he’s gunning for Judd’s spot as premier Turf War judge like a bloodthirsty tiger crouching in the jungle underbrush. The details of his origins are still shrouded in mystery, but rest assured our research on this fuzzy subject will continue.”
Some information on Judd from the first game may also provide a clue as to Li’l Judd’s identity. If you play through the single-player campaign and collect the Sunken Scrolls, it’s revealed that Judd survived the flooded world and rise of the Inklings by staying cryogenically frozen for thousands of years. Since he and Li’l Judd share the same markings, perhaps Li’l Judd is a clone.
Splatoon 2 is scheduled to release this summer, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Source: Splatoon on Tumblr