Splatoon 2” is the sequel to the hit Wii-U game of the same name that was released back in 2015. Many fans have picked up the latest entry on the Nintendo Switch and are currently busy duking it out in the different battlefields. However, during their breaks, it seems like they’ve also been making a ton of Furry Art. The “Splatoon 2” lobby is full of furry artists who are loud and proud as they display their work through the game’s mail feature.

The new craze that’s taking over ‘Splatoon 2'

Players in the game have the right to express their artistic freedom through an art sharing feature similar to “Miiverise.” You’ve most likely come across different players in the lobby while you’re out shopping for new clothes or weapons.

Most of these inklings have a big signboard on their head that displays art that they’ve personally drawn which is quite impressive seeing as how the Switch doesn’t use a stylus.

In line with this, a new fad has been taking over Nintendo’s third-person shooter game. New furry art is sweeping across the game with humanoid animals appearing in almost every drawing, as per Kotaku. For those unaware, furries are people who imagine their alter egos as humanoid animals. To each their own, and there isn’t actually anything harmful associated with it. However, it’s extremely niche and the “Splatoon 2” lobby has even been getting quite raunchy with this type of art. Luckily, most pieces seem to not be harmful and focus on being creative rather than sultry.

Reaction from the fans

Players have taken to social media to express their sentiments on the matter.

Naturally, the artists are enjoying their time in the limelight and the exposure that comes with it. It’s also great to see fans making the most of the art feature as it’s something Nintendo wanted (and why they included it in the first place).

Even so, there are a few others who seem to oppose the idea (as furry fan art isn’t exactly the most appreciated art form).

Those against the fan art have also been stating their opinions on the game. There even seems to be some tension in the fanbase, but nothing harmful has really come out of it. Just like with most art in the game, this seems to be another passing fad that will be replaced by something else in the near future. For now, it’s the furries that are basking in the “Splatoon 2” spotlight. Those who want to play the game can grab a copy for the Nintendo Switch.

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