Nintendo launched their new IP, Splatoon, back in May, but the turf war has evolved significantly since then. Nintendo has regularly been releasing free updates to the game, adding in extra content like new stages, weapons, modes, and fashion items. Unfortunately, the free goodies can’t continue forever, and Nintendo plans to stop releasing extra Splatoon content after this month.
However, that doesn’t mean they’re simply done with the game. Nintendo has been regularly hosting Splatfest tournaments in North America, Europe, and Japan, and these will continue for the foreseeable future. Nintendo also confirmed that, if necessary, they’ll continue releasing balance patches as well.