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    Software update: July 6th 2016

    A software update is now available that makes several adjustments to enhance the overall experience. Please start the game while your Wii U console is connected to the internet to update the software. The software version after this update will be 2.9.0, as shown in the screenshot below.

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    Update contents

    New compatible amiibo

    • Adds support for Callie and Marie amiibo

    Weapon adjustments

    Stage adjustments

    • Ancho-V Games: Fixes an issue during Rainmaker wherein ink on certain parts of the map aren't reflected properly on the Turf Map.

    Fixes for issues in battles

    • Fixes an issue where sometimes it would seem to other players as if you are swimming further than should be possible when performing a Super Jump while swimming.
    • Fixes an issue where in rare instances you could see your opponents’ Ink Mines, even though the Ink Mines are set to the opponents’ colour, without using the Bomb Sniffer ability.

    Other changes

    • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

    Additional information

    This update is required in order to play online.

    Downloading updates will not affect any of your saved data.

    Please note: up to 841 MB of available storage is required to perform this software update. Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required. Please visit our Storage section for details about additional storage devices.