Splatoon was, without a doubt, the Wii U’s biggest success. Nintendo is already treating the brand as one of their top properties. As such, a sequel was inevitable. We caught a hint of it in October, and Nintendo’s Switch presentation formally revealed Splatoon 2.
Stay Fresh With Splatoon 2
Splatoon fans will once again gather in groups of four to partake in Turf Wars. Plus, friends can play locally via the Switch’s multiplayer functionality. As for the campaign, it’s set two years after the original, and the Inklings’ society has evolved. New fashions are trending, and new and old characters will contribute to the story.
The Wii U GamePad helped define the original, but its sequel will have multiple control options:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 13, 2017
New weapons will be introduced to the series, including the Splat Dualies. Furthermore, weapons you grew so fond of will return, albeit with some tweaks:
Splatings, Sloshers and other weapon types will reappear in Splatoon 2. Shooters will function similarly as they did in the original. https://t.co/NgW6DoMMrN
— PushDustIn (@PushDustIn) January 14, 2017
Nintendo also promised to support Splatoon 2 with updates after its launch, just as they had with the original.
Kids, squids and Nintendo fans can enjoy this fresh sequel over the summer. Until then, series producer Hisashi Nogami will continue his research into the world’s “many changes.”