Nintendo has officially revealed the identity of the small cat character seen in Splatoon 2 gameplay footage and the recently-held Testfire event on its Japanese Twitter page. Now, the cat has been given an English name, as shared on Splatoon’s Tumblr page. The character has been identified as, fittingly, Li’l Judd.
You can read more about Li’l Judd in this excerpt from the Tumblr page:
“Breaking news! We’ve confirmed the identity of the furry creature seen previously in both video footage and the recent Testfire event! Ready for it? Everyone, meet Li’l Judd!
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit he’s adorable, but from what we’ve been able to observe, he’s gunning for Judd’s spot as premier Turf War judge like a bloodthirsty tiger crouching in the jungle underbrush. The details of his origins are still shrouded in mystery, but rest assured our research on this fuzzy subject will continue.”
Splatoon 2 will release for the Nintendo Switch this summer.