In a surprising twist Splatoon is not being ported to the Nintendo Switch because instead of a port, we’re getting a full on sequel.
A sequel that is set two years on from the events of the last game and will see some “favourite characters” from the last game make an appearance, but that is all Nintendo are willing to say story wise. But while it is a shame, at least we have another fact sheet for you to read through and some more Nintendo Treehouse Live! footage:
Ink Splatting action is back and fresher than ever:
“Get hyped for the sequel to the hit game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before. Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, and two years have also passed in the game world, leading to an evolution in fashion trends and new styles of weapons and gear. Staying fresh never looked so good.
- New weapons – New dual-wielding Splat Dualies join the action, complete with a new Dodge Roll move. Mainstays like the Splat Roller and Splat Charger have also been remixed to include new gameplay mechanics and brand-new special weapons.
- Local and Online Multiplayer – In a first for the series, compete in local multiplayer Turf War battles, whether in TV mode or on-the-go in handheld or tabletop modes. Online battles also make a return.
- New ways to play – Play using the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, both of which allow for gyro controls for better aiming and control.
- New Trends – Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon in real life, and two years have also passed in the game world. Some familiar characters return under different circumstances, and new characters are introduced as well.
- Fresh Updates – Similar to Splatoon for Wii U, updates will roll out post-launch, adding new content.
- Smart Device Support – An upcoming smart-phone application for the Nintendo Switch system will enhance matchmaking and allow for voice chat options.
- Turf War – Iconic 4 vs. 4 Turf War battles return. The goal is to splat ink on as much territory as possible, while strategically submerging yourself in your team’s colors and blasting your enemies.
And now it’s footage time!
If you own a Wii U and have Splatoon and are thinking of upgrading to the Nintendo Switch, Splatoon 2 is a must and if you have never played Splatoon but are getting a Switch, then again Splatoon 2 is a must and you can get it when it releases this Summer.