It’s an inky free-for-all!
When it comes to Nintendo and their Nintendo Directs, they love to throw us a curveball right at the end and yesterday’s curveball was no exception. With the first Splatoon game out in 2015, a sequel in 2017 with an Octo Pass Expansion in 2018, a third installment has now been announced. Splatoon 3 is coming.
Featuring new hairstyles, new weapons, and a brand new setting (by the name of Splatsville), much different from the previous entries, Splatoon 3 is clearly going bigger and better, making it a must-have title for 2022. There is much to learn about this new installment and we look forward to each and every news drop between now and release. Talking of drip-fed information, here’s a variety of what has been tweeted since the reveal:
It’s no secret that Inklings and Octolings can arrange their head tentacles in various “hairstyles.” However, it seems these wonderful creatures are capable of more intricate designs than previously known. Just look at this Inkling… It has a braid! What a day for science.
In the new video transmission, an Inkling is seen accompanied by a juvenile Salmonid called a Smallfry. Our studies have long shown the Salmonids to be a dangerous species. How this seemingly symbiotic relationship evolved is a thrilling mystery. Further research is required!
Here we see Splatsville, the newly discovered “city of chaos.” It has a dated feel yet seems densely populated. Research indicates that Splatsville’s development has accelerated rapidly since the Final Splatfest a year and a half ago, even though it’s located far from Inkopolis.
We’ve learned that Splatsville is located in a broader region called the Splatlands. It seems the intense sun and harsh environment have had a profound effect on its inhabitants. In recent years, trendsetting Inklings have been drawn to this culture like moths to a Bunsen burner!
Even in the Splatlands, Inklings seem devoted to the popular pastime of Turf War. The basic rules appear unchanged—two teams of four compete to ink the most ground. However, the denizens of Splatsville appear to have taken their battles into the surrounding wilds of nature!
In the Splatlands, Inklings seem to favor entering the battlefield by launching themselves out of some sort of midair spawner drone. It appears they can even choose their landing spot before flying into action!
We’ve identified two new ways that Inklings can move. A “squid roll” allows them to leap and twirl out of their ink, and a “squid surge” allows them to quickly swim up ink-covered walls and jump out at the top! Just think how these abilities could be used in the heat of battle…
We’ve also discovered a new weapon with a shape like a bow. It looks a bit primitive at first glance, but on closer inspection, it’s packed with technology, including a mechanism capable of launching three strings of ink simultaneously!
In the video transmission, we also spotted some special weapons! In addition to a brand-new one, some seem like reconfigured versions of special weapons found in Inkopolis. How perfectly fitting for the city of chaos…
Classic main weapons appear viable in the Splatlands, although their appearance seems evolved to suit this unique culture. The .96 Gal and Range Blaster look markedly different than we’re used to, which will seemingly make them stand out more from other weapons of the same type.
In terms of something we know, the dev team is hiring.
Level designer of “Splatoon 3”:
Depending on your ability and aptitude, you will be in charge of the following tasks.
● Adjustment of stage, buki, and rules of “Splatoon 3”
–Renovation of existing stage
–Adjustment of placement objects for each rule
–Buki parameter adjustment, etc.
● Play check of “Splatoon 3”
–Checking the battle balance
● Those who are interested in making the game more interesting
● Those who can check the play of the game (extract and analyze problems, propose improvement measures)
● Those who have a certain level of interpersonal negotiation ability and service spirit in collaborative work
● Persons with work experience regardless of employment type or business type
* It does not matter if you have work experience related to game production.
Submission of documents / assignments ⇒ Interview / Practical exam ⇒ Interview ⇒ Unofficial decision
March 15, 2021 (Monday) 12:00 (noon)
Project contract employee
–Trial period for 3 months after joining the company, then contract renewal.
(When renewing the contract, it will be until the end of the development work project that you will be engaged in at the longest.)
――You will be working 5 days a week (Monday-Friday).
It will be decided according to our regulations, taking into consideration experience and ability.(Annual income range: about 3.8 million yen to 8.1 million yen)<Annual income model case>
・ 5 years of work experience … Annual income of about 4.7 million yen
・ 10 years of work experience … Annual income of about 5.5 million yen
・ 15 years of work experience … Annual income of about 6.8 million yen
* Separate payment of overtime allowance, housing allowance, transfer allowance, etc.
● Housing allowance (if you are responsible for housing costs)
・ For single person: 47,500 yen / month
・ If you live with your family: 66,500 yen / month
● Relocation allowance (if you need to move to join the company)
・ For single person: 300,000 yen
・ If you live with your family: 500,000 yen
・ For single person: 80,000-170,000 yen
・ If you live with your family: 190,000-430,000 yen
Benefits and benefits
Full payment of transportation expenses, housing allowance, overtime allowance, various social insurance, relocation allowance, reemployment support, etc.
Core time 9: 30-16: 30 1 hour break(standard daily working hours 7 hours 45 minutes)
Holidays / holidays
Complete weekly two-day system (Saturday and Sunday), holidays, summer vacation, year-end and New Year holidays, paid vacation
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Source: Nintendo & @NintendoAmerica (Twitter)