As seems to be tradition at the moment, the weekend has brought with it a new update for Splatoon 2 – providing us with yet another new weapon to be used across all multiplayer modes. This time around, it’s the Splat Brella.
The Splat Brella is a completely new weapon type, and is therefore one that many players will no doubt be eager to try out against their online opponents. Here is a tweet from the official Japanese account for the game – both announcing the update, and showing off some lovely new images of it in action for you to look over.
— Splatoon（スプラトゥーン） (@SplatoonJP) August 11, 2017
If you’ve been playing through the single player mode in the game, you may have come across the Hero Brella; a weapon that is identical in many ways to the Splat Brella. By repeatedly pressing [ZR], Brellas allow you to shoot bursts of ink at your opponent, but what really makes this weapon stand out from the crowd is its other functions. You can hold [ZR] to open the umbrella, which acts as a shield, blocking any attacks coming your way. If you continue to hold the button in for a couple of seconds, the umbrella will launch itself forwards, hitting anything in its path and creating a lovely path of your ink for quick, easy travel.
If recent trends are anything to go by, we’d expect the weapon to arrive in-game in the early hours of the morning (12th August) in Europe, meaning an early/late evening release (11th August) in North America.
Watch for it!