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Proto:Splatoon 2

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Splatoon 2.


Before Splatoon 2's release, there was a demo released called the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire which allowed players to experience the online multiplayer of the game in several one-hour sessions.

Early Icons

Salmon Run Icons

Early Salmon Icon An Early version of the Salmon Icon shown in the menu where you select what mode you want to go to! Its colored to look more like a salmon, unlike the final where its all one specific color.

Early Egg Icon The Egg also has an early icon! It has less detail than the final.

Tutorial Icons

Early Joycon Front Icon.png Lets start off with an early Joy-Con Grip icon! Interestingly, the Joy-Cons themselves are black, despite there not being an official black variant of the Joy-Cons.

Early Switch Icon.png The early Switch icon looked more like a square than the proper shape.

Early Map Previews

Fld Ditch Vss S^w.png An early picture of The Reef from the trailer.

Fld Upland Vss S^w.png Inkblot Art Academy also has an early picture!

Fld Shakeup Cop S^w.png Last but not least, Spawning Grounds also has an early picture! If you look near the center, you can see early Salmon Run gear.

(Source: Ralimu Strilem)

Unused Text

Inside CoopGrade.msbt exist some unused names for some of the grade names in Salmon Run.

Testfire Final
Wannabe Apprentice
Rookie Part-Timer
Real Deal Go-Getter
Savant Overachiever

There is a few stage names that were different in the testfire compared to the final as shown in VSStageName.msbt.

Testfire Final
Silversea Art Academy Inkblot Art Academy
Starfish Soundstage Starfish Mainstage

There are also several unused news quotes in the file TalkNewsStage.msbt. Marina was slightly sassier in the Testfire version.

The Reef

Testfire Launch
Yo, my best friend took me to this amazing cake shop in The Reef the other day. My best friend took me to this amazing cake shop in The Reef the other day!
But I don't remember going to a cake shop.... But I don't remember going to a cake shop...

Some of these seem to have been made in the middle of translating, as this quote still refers to Pearl by her Japanese name, "Hime."

Pearl Marina
Good luck everybody! Stay cool, stay... Hime, wait! We're still on the air for a bit!

Musselforge Fitness

Testfire Launch
I love climbing the walls here and looking down on you from on high! It's the best! I love climbing the walls here and looking down on the battlefield from on high!
You looking down on others? You don't say. You enjoy looking down on people? You don't say.
Testfire Launch
The jellies at the gym can climb the rock walls faster than I can. What's with that? The jellies here can climb the rock walls faster than I can. What's with that?
Well, those jellyfish DO probably have a couple of inches on you, short stack. Well, those jellyfish DO probably have a couple of inches on you...
Testfire Launch
Ahh! Rock-climbing jellyfish are TOO cute! I just want to splat their little faces off! Rock-climbing jellyfish are TOO cute! I just wanna splat their little faces off!
Pearl, take a deep breath and put down the Splattershot... Whoooa, Pearl. I'm confiscating your Splattershot until you chill out.

This quote was completely changed in the final launch.

Testfire Launch
Wonder if I should become a member here and really start to get chiseled. A membership to this place costs an arm and a leg.
What?! But I thought being the toned one was MY thing! Yeah, but at least the arm and leg will be jacked.


(Source: Pinkolol16)