Things got messy at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday and all in the name of fun.
Nintendo took over the Santa Monica Pier for their Splatoon Mess Fest in honor of the launch of the game on May 29. Celebrity guests included stars like James Marsden, Nolan Gould, Willow Shields, Veronica Dunne, Alli Simpson, Ty Simpkins & Dylan Riley Snyder. After testing out the brand new game on the Wii U, the group split into teams for a game-themed obstacle course, where they were splattered with colorful ink, similar to the game.
During the first run, James Marsden (“Westworld”) and his daughter Mary teamed up with Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”) and Ty Simpkins (Jurassic World) on the Green Team to battle it out against Willow Shields (The Hunger Games), Alli Simpson (Singer/ Model), Veronica Dunne (“K.C. Undercover”) and Dylan Riley Snyder (“Kickin’ It”) on the Purple Team! Both teams were neck-in-neck throughout the obstacle course, but the Green Team took home the gold when they won the onstage gameplay. Benjamin Stockham (“About a Boy”) splattered his opponents and lead his team to victory during the second race which included Nintendo representatives and some very lucky consumers.
Check out some photos from the event below and get excited for Nintendo’s Splatoon Mess Fest coming to Wii U.