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Splatoon 3 Splatsville DLC Adds Shelly and Donny, Brings Back Annie and Moe

Splatoon 3 Splatsville DLC Adds Shelly and Donny, Brings Back Annie and Moe

Nintendo revealed some of the Splatoon 3 Splatsville DLC characters, which include new twins Shelly and Donny and returning shopkeeper Annie with Moe. It offered screenshots of all characters in their Inkopolis shops, as well as went over what they’ll offer in their locations.

First, here are Shelly and Donny. They are triops. Like Timmy and Tommy to Nook in Animal Crossing, they work for and are learning from Sheldon. As such, they also run the Splatsville branch of Ammo Knights for him.

In Japan, people noticed the similarity between Shelly and Donny in Splatoon 3 and Timmy and Tommy in Animal Crossing. In Japanese, their names are Mamebukichi and Tsbubukichi, and in Japanese Timmy and Tommy are Mamekichi and Tsubukichi. You can see people referencing the twin tanuki in the replies on Twitter.

Next are the Splatoon 3 versions of Annie and Moe. Annie was technically already “around,” as you can buy items from her in the SplatNet app. While she has a different look, she’ll still run the Cooler Heads headgear store.

Splatoon 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch, and the first DLC will arrive in Spring 2023.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.