I (Robin Ek, TGG) was just informed by Nintendo Sweden (Bergsala AB) that new “Splatoon 2” details were revealed during the latest edition of Nintendo Direct. So here’s what I was told (I had to translate the information from Swedish to English, so I’m sorry if it’s not 100% accurate):
“Tonight, Nintendo sent a new Nintendo Direct that focused entirely on Splatoon 2, a truly colorful game that will be released exclusively to the Nintendo Switch on July 21st. Here is a summary of the most important thing that was revealed during the evening’s broadcast. If you want to see the entire Nintendo Direct broadcast, you can do it via this link.
Customize your own character – Change eye color, hair style, and skin tone when you create your character. You will also be able to choose between different clothes, hats and shoes and more.
Galleria – Visit one of the different stores in Inkopolis Galleria to update you in the latest fashion in clothing, equipment and weapons.
Equipment – Different equipment in Splatoon 2 gives you different skills. Among other things, there is some equipment that reduces your ink consumption or which allows you to move faster. There are also devices that make you respond faster than otherwise.
Fresh Features – There are many special features that allow you to set the sensitivity of controls differently depending on whether you play in handheld mode or on the TV. If you are using an Amiibo from the Splatoon series, you will also be able to save your own settings, equipment, weapons and nicknames directly in your amiibo.
Turf War – The game Turf War returns in Splatoon 2. Two fyramanna teams compete for which layer can cover the largest surface with the color of its layer. Many new courses with different themes will be available. For example, what about a city race, a sports club, a school or a BMX course?
Ranked Battles – In this game mode, there are varied hours between three different game modes, Splat Zones where the different teams will defend specific “Splat Zones” located at different locations on the courts. Tower Control, a fast and hectic game mode with a tower that moves around the track and the chaotic game of Rainmaker. By winning in any of these game modes, the player’s ranking increases. Ranked Battles can be played online *. The different game modes in Ranked Battles can also be played in local multiplayer ** in so-called Private Battles.
League Battles – Build a team with your friends and fight your way up to the top.
Salmon Run – In this new game play, both locally and multiplayer, a team of up to four players will work together to defeat bosses and collect “Power Eggs” for a limited time. Each match in Salmon Run consists of three waves where the team will collect a certain number of eggs to advance to the next wave. Salmon Run can be played in local multiplayer with friends at any time or online at specific times just like Splat Fests.
Hero Mode – New singleplayer mode to find out what has happened to missing Callie. Get through a range of obstacles, monstrous bosses and lame Octarians. A great way to learn the basics of the game and try on new weapons.
Several different ways to play – Play TV mode, in handheld mode or in tabletop mode both online and in local multiplayer.
Different weapons – In Splatoon 2 there are three different types of weapons; Weapons, Secondary Weapons and Special Weapons.
New updates – Just like in the first game, updates will be released to give you new weapons, such as the umbrella-like Brella, new equipment and new lanes.
SplatNet 2 – With the new online app for Nintendo Switch released on July 21, players will also be given access to SplatNet 2. With SplatNet 2, you will be able to connect with Inkopolis even when you do not have your Nintendo Switch close at hand. SplatNet 2 displays information about courses and times for events, equipment and statistics about your gambling. You will, among other things, see how much surface you’ve covered with color as compared to real-world locations.
With the Nintendo Switch Online app you will be able to invite other players to Private Battles, League Battles, Splatfest Battles and Salmon Run Matches, via social networking and messaging services, and also communicate with these people via voice chat ***
Splat Fest – Ongoing updates of Splatoon 2 are scheduled to be released for one year while different Splat Fest Events will be held for two years in the future. On July 7th, a demo will be available for download via Nintendo eShop and on July 15th at 6pm, the first Splat party will start.
Splatoon 2 is released exclusively to the Nintendo Switch on July 21st. Read more about the game on Nintendo.se.” – Nintendo Sweden
So, what did you guys and girls think about the new info about ” Splatoon 2″? And are you excited for the release of the game by the end of this month? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
Robin “V-Act” Ek
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