The game takes direct inspiration from Japanese culture, specifically Japanese skater culture. A lot of the gear and stages are built around this inspiration.
If one were to perform a glitch to clip behind the amiibo box, they would see there is art on the back like the back of the real amiibo boxes.
Splatoon was born as the gameplay concept, and amongst the possibilities its developers considered was to make it a Mario spin-off game. They eventually settled with making it a new IP with the shapeshifting Inklings as the protagonists instead.
Splatoon has separate English localizations for North America and Europe. While the European version is mostly a direct translation from the Japanese version, the NA version is more of a Woolseyism that takes greater liberties with some of the dialogue.
Callie and Marie: Stay Fresh!
Connection to Other Media
When Callie and Marie announce the map Moray Towers, Callie says "Rollers are super effective here!" and Callie says "Chargers are the very best, like no gun ever was!". Both quotes are references to Pokemon.
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In the multiplayer map Urchin Underpass, you would see an 8-bit Blooper from the Super Mario franchise and an 8-bit Octorock. The Blooper represents the Inklings and the Octorock represents the Octolings.
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