Nintendo has revealed that Splatoon 2’s last Splatfest will start on July 18th. It will run for a whole 72 hours and ask players to support Chaos or Order. You will still have multiplayer, but sadly you will not be able to enjoy giant community events.
It’s not the end of Splatfests completely as there will be a way to keep the party going on a limited scale. Series creator Hishashi Nogami has announced that a version 5.0 update will be coming after the Final Fest to allow private Splatfests. Obviously, these won’t be as large as the public events, but it could encourage mini tournaments and give late-to-the-game players an idea of what they have been missing out on.
The only question is what comes next? If you remember, fans of the original Splatoon had to wait about a year after their last Splatfest to get the sequel, but we don’t know what happens for Splatoon 2 fans. It doesn’t seem like we will have a Splatoon 3. It’s a popular series, so you never know, but it is unlikely that Nintendo will keep releasing these squid-based shooters every two to three years. Hopefully, they will keep Splatoon players happy in some form.