Nintendo is releasing its next weapon, the Splat Brella, for Splatoon 2‘s multiplayer on August 12th, and it looks like it’s going to be pretty powerful.
The incredibly similar Hero Brella is already available in the game’s single-player campaign, so we have a good idea of how the Splat Brella will play. Not only will it have a powerful but short-range shotgun-style blast of ink, but it will also have a detachable umbrella front that you can use as a shield before it pops off and flies forward, busting through enemy defenses and creating a pathway of friendly ink. The Splat Brella will also get Sprinkler as its sub-weapon and the Ink Rain as its special.
While the Splat Brella sounds like it will be a pretty OP weapon, at least when it comes to splatting enemies, it’s not the best weapon for inking the ground in Turf War. On top of that, the detachable umbrella won’t regenerate for a while after you use it, so unless you use it wisely, you could easily find yourself defenseless while surrounded by enemy ink.
A recent data mine of Splatoon 2‘s game files gave us a look at more weapons we can expect to come to multiplayer in the future, in addition to hinting at a possible new playable character type. For example, a new semi-auto shooter called the Squeezer is expected to come to the game soon, which would help further diversify the already eclectic selection of weapons Splatoon 2 offers.
Splatoon 2 is available now for Nintendo Switch. For more on the game, check out EGM’s review.