The event concluded ahead of the release of game update 5.0 this month, which will signal the end of the game’s post-launch support, which has continued for two years since the Switch shooter’s initial release.
Version 5.0 will allow players to play all previous Splatfests in Private mode. Night time stages will also be available in Private Battle, along with all Shifty Station maps.
Splatoon 2 released in July 2017 and continues to sell well, according to Nintendo. As of March 31, 2019 the game has sold some 8.7 million units.
The game’s producer, Hisashi Nogami, recently told Famitsu magazine that his team hasn’t yet decided its future plans for the Splatoon franchise.
“Splatoon 2’s production started moving right after 1 was released,” he said (translated by Japanese Nintendo). “Now we also had production for Octo Expansion so we’re fully focused on the updates, and we still haven’t thought of the future.
“For future plans, we’ll think of them after everything is over,” he added.
“We’re not yet at a phase where we can make a promise, but we’d like to return the favour in some sort of way to many people who have supported us. If you continue to support us, it might turn into reality.”