Splatoon looks great and everything, but it has one fatal flaw: it’s not real. Nintendo, however, is trying their darndest to fix that and held a real life Splatoon ink fight yesterday. Dubbed “Splatoon Mess Fest,” the event took place in Santa Monica and allowed competitors to go head to head down an ink filled obstacle course where they eventually grabbed ink guns and had to squirt targets. The course culminated with a competition to be the first to cover an area with your color ink (much like in the game itself). Sadly, players weren’t allowed to shoot each other with ink, but they ended up covered in ink all the same.
Check out footage from the event below: