Ancho-V Games is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.


Ancho-V Games (the hit developers of the addictive Squid Beatz 2) have opened up their office space once again! Inklings and Octolings should be on the lookout for a few renovations to this important location. Hopefully using their office like this won't delay future development of their games but it seems like a risk they're willing to take!
— Description from Nintendo Switch News Article.


Ancho-V Games is a large office complex with several high platforms and floors. It appears to also contain a game design studio, which likely is the inspiration for its name. It uniquely features the propeller fans that appear in certain levels in Octo Valley. When these fans are repeatedly splattered with ink, they cause the platform in which that holds the fan to rise, allowing the player to reach what were previously inaccessible locations. If left alone afterwards, the platform will slowly lower to its initial position.

Notable Locations

Fans, these are like the ones in Hero Mode but they have a different look. There are a few of them in the stage.

Ranked Battle


  • Splat Zones - The splat zone is the center area with the piles of boxes, between the two propeller structures. Some uninkable blocks have also been added to give more defense.
  • Tower Control - TBA
  • Rainmaker - The Rainmaker's initial point is on top of a pile of boxes in the middle of the map. The pedestals for each team is located right next to the propeller lifts just outside each team's spawn point. An inkable box wall as well as a ramp have been added to make easier access to the opposing team's base.

Splatoon 2

  • Splat Zones - It is the same as Splatoon, other than the pile of boxes becoming one box and the removal of the uninkable blocks.
  • Tower Control - The tower's initial location is in the middle of the map, between the propeller lifts. It will then - More TBA
  • Rainmaker - The Rainmaker's initial point is on top of a box in the middle of the map, instead of a pile of boxes. Each pedestal has been moved and is located right outside in the lower area of each team's spawn point. After the wide open area, the pedestal is up the ramp. The two ways of getting to the opposing team's pedestal are going through the main area of the base, or using the moving propeller platforms on the side paths.
  • Clam Blitz - TBA




  • The map was added to Splatoon on January 21, 2016 at 9pm ET (6pm PT)[1]
    • This was the final additional map to be added to the game.
  • The map was added to Splatoon 2 on July 31, 2018 at 8pm ET (5pm PT)[2]
  • "Ancho-V" is a pun on anchovie, a species of fish.
  • Splatoon concept art can be seen throughout this stage.
  • Ancho-V Games, Walleye Warehouse, and Kelp Dome are the only stages that are not situated in an outdoor area.
  • In Regular Battle is a Jellyfish which dissappears in Ranked Battle.



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
German Anchobit Games HQ Pun on Anchovy and Bit


  1. Perfectly Nintendo on Twitter: "Splatoon: the Ancho-V Games map is now available. This is the last one!
  2. Perfectly Nintendo on Twitter: "Splatoon 2: the 17th additional stage, Ancho-V Games, is now available! "