Yes, they really do mean the characters from Spongebob Squarepants. That’s really Nintendo’s next Splatfest theme in America and Europe, with the company teaming up with Nickelodeon to present the next Splatoon poll.
Here are the official tweets about it, if you need proof that I’m not actually joking:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 14, 2016
(Not a drill) pic.twitter.com/uJZkxx7zNS
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) April 14, 2016
So what can I say about this? Well to be honest, quite a bit actually. I’m rather pleased that for once in their life, Nintendo’s crossover stuff involves an American franchise rather than a Japanese manga or anime series (like in say, Super Mario Maker). Shows that the company is at least somewhat willing to try and appeal to kids outside of Japan with their crossovers and product tie ins and stuff.
But what do you think about this Splatfest? And who you supporting, Spongebob or Patrick?