OKAY SO…for those of you who don’t know, splatfests are semi-regular events in Splatoon 2. Basically, a choice is offered, everyone picks a side, and for a whole day everyone fights in matches. At the end, the popularity and battle results are tabulated and a victor is chosen. Topics in the past have included Cats or Dogs, Cake or Ice Cream, and most recently Pulp or No Pulp in your OJ.
Also recently, Splatoon 2 had DLC released titled Octo Expansion, a difficult single-player campaign which allows you to play as an octopus-based Octoling (instead of a squid-based Inkling) in multiplayer should you finish the story.
In what I assume is an attempt to commemorate the DLC, the new splatfest is going to be Squids versus Octopus or, in other words, Inklings versus Octolings. This makes me extraordinarily uncomfortable, I hope for understandable reasons. Especially considering the lore of Splatoon, in which Octolings and Inklings are traditionally opposed people and Octolings have only recently joined the Inklings after choosing to flee a totalitarian regime. And we welcome them with…this. Hello! Welcome to Inkopolis! We demand you fight against us to determine which is superior!
Literally all of my friends are, at best, distressed by this splatfest to the point where we’re not really sure if we want to participate. Both because we love Inklings AND Octolings and don’t want to have to pick and also because we don’t want to pick a side in a debate of this nature. What do y’all think? Are me and my friends thinking about this too much? Or did Nintendo not think about it enough?