GamesWhy Those Pearl and Marina Amiibo Are Worth Buying

Why Those Pearl and Marina Amiibo Are Worth Buying

Next week Splatoon 2‘s Marina and Pearl are swimming onto shelves when their new amiibo release. And thanks to a thread from the official Japanese Twitter, and confirmation from Nintendo of America’s Twitter account we now know exactly what to expect from these lovely figurines:

The new clothes are the hip-hop outfits as seen in the advertisements for the recently released DLC, Octo ExpansionThe best part of these outfits is how they’re clearly in the vein of Biggie and Tupac, with Pearl rocking the crown and Marina rocking Pac’s signature West Coast bandanna.

In addition to these fresh looks, you’ll also be able to take pictures with them! And here’s a quick video teasing that rhythm game:

One fun fact derived from The Japanese thread are Pearl and Marina’s full Japanese names: Pearl’s full name is Hime Houzuki while Marina’s full name is Marine Iida. Now we’re all ready to be the biggest fan boys/girls we cab be.

Come July 13th you’ll be able to add these adorable hosts to your collection. While the amiibo craze isn’t what it once was there are still plenty of avid collectors out there. Plus the added content often makes amiibo well worth the price. And this pair is no exception.

If you still haven’t gotten you full Splatoon 2 fix be sure to check out the Octo Expansion DLC if you haven’t already. Here’s a reminder of what it comes with:

The new adventure features 80 missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens without her memories on a dark subway platform. Navigate the twisted depths in a battle to reach the surface of Inkopolis. Once you escape, you’ll be able to join multiplayer* matches as an Octoling!

  • Play as an Octoling who’s lost her memory in a new single-player adventure spanning 80 missions.
  • Navigate an underground facility to reach the surface of Inkopolis.
  • Take on a variety of mission types packed with new challenges you won’t find in the main game.
  • Complete the campaign to unlock Octolings (Girl or Boy) as playable characters in multiplayer* battles.
  • Unravel mysteries hidden below Inkopolis with Pearl, Marina, & Cap’n Cuttlefish.

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Janet Garcia
Janet Garcia is an editorial writer with bylines at IGN, Kotaku, and more. Her favorite genres are platformers, puzzle games, and simulators but in reality she spends most of her time playing FIFA tournaments in her apartment.
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