Posts Tagged ‘Splatoon’

Here’s the SMG style squirt gun from Splatoon [VIDEO]

Nintendo of Japan has been doing an excellent job of highlighting some of the unique weapons that players will be able to equip their Inklings with once the game releases in May. We’ve already seen the big paint roller and the grenade-launcher mortar gun, but this short video gives us a look at the quick-shooting SMG of the Splatoon world.

As with any SMG, this gun seems like it’ll be the most effective at mid-range, so you’ll have to get in somewhat close in order to get your opponent whittled down. It doesn’t have the stopping power of the hot blaster or the paint roller, but catch an inkling by surprise and you’ll probably take them out of that section of the map.

What gun do you want to see demonstrated next?

Source: Wii U Daily

Amazon Spain lists Splatoon for a May 29 release date [RUMOR]

splat2A few days ago someone updated the Nintendo Europe press site to reflect several release dates for upcoming games. The information was quickly taken down as it was discovered and reported, but nevertheless the rumor was that Europe will be getting Splatoon on May 29. Amazon Spain is now listing Splatoon with that same release date. While this lends a bit of authenticity to the rumor, we’re still categorizing it as a rumor as we have heard nothing official from Nintendo about the release date in any region.

Yoshi’s Woolly World was also listed for a summer release date, which is also mimicked on the Amazon Spain website. Perhaps they’re simply updating their release dates in response to the original rumor.

Either way, we’ll have to wait until an official Nintendo Direct presentation is announced, but it’s pretty likely Splatoon won’t be released until the end of May anyway.

Source: Wii U Daily

New Splatoon footage showcases super fast gameplay [VIDEO]

Splatoon is dropping in May and while it’s likely at the end of May making it more than two months away still, Nintendo has slowly been trickling gameplay through various outlets to give us a taste of just how fast the game can be played. One of the major selling points of Call of Duty for many people is that respawn times in general aren’t too long.

As you can see in the above video, that also appears to be the case with Splatoon. Respawn seems to be only a few seconds, but how quickly you can travel to the front is determined by how well you and your teammates have coated the world in your color ink. The video above is from a German Nintendo site and the player is utilizing the standard rifle squirt gun. It’s not very good at covering a wide area, but it’s perfect for up close fights with other Inklings who are trying to capture your area.

This video does a good job of highlighting how important it is to have a diverse gun selection on your team. If everyone is using the same rifle you won’t be able to cover ground very accurately and that’s ultimately how you win Splatoon. Be the squid who inks the most.

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Source: Wii U Daily

Splatoon devs showcase one of the gear brands from the game

splatoon-clothing-brand-480x640One of the perks of the upcoming Splatoon is the fact that you can customize not only the guns your character uses, but also several pieces of gear. Clothing, hats, and shoes are all customizable from several different brands. The latest to be showcased on the official Japanese Splatoon account is an outdoor brand called Shigureni. The word itself describes a type of food in Japanese cuisine, but the root word Shigure means “autumn shower.”

According to the accompanying tweet that came along with the picture, the Shigureni brand is responsible for producing full-fledged outdoor goods including down vests and hiking boots. Despite their use as outdoor goods, they’re apparently also very popular among the Inklings.

What do you think about this brand? Want to see more from the Splatoon devs? We haven’t yet seen what kind of stats each clothing brand infers the wearer, but hopefully all that bulk from the vest includes some extra defense.

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Source: Wii U Daily

Nintendo gives the PlayBoy Playmates a Splatoon preview [VIDEO]

Well, that’s a headline I never thought I’d write. Still, the video is pretty entertaining and we get to see some new footage from Splatoon that we’ve never seen before. The marketing department for Nintendo of America is certainly stepping up their game, as they’re starting to make more people aware of Splatoon who may dismiss it as a simple child’s game thanks to the bright colors and crazy characters.

We still don’t have a solid release date for the game, but we do know it’s coming this May. Anyone up for a Nintendo Direct soon?

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Source: Wii U Daily, PlayBoy.com

Reggie says Nintendo hopes Splatoon will be the Mario Kart of shooters

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Splatoon is headed to the Wii U in May and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has a few thoughts on the game before it hits. In a recent interview he stated that Nintendo’s new IP is “aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did for racing.” In a recent interview, Fils-Aime noted that the game is more than just getting kills and winning, as it’s designed to be fun for all ages.

The slow trickle of updates we’ve seen from Nintendo concerning the various weapons and equipment have been a great introduction to the game before we get our hands on it. Despite this, it’ll be interesting to see how well the game does at launch, since it’s an entirely new IP that doesn’t have the same history as other Nintendo franchises.

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Source: Wii U Daily

Splatoon gameplay preview – “Best console shooter in years”

The folks over at Eurogamer have managed to get their hands on an early preview version of Splatoon and they’ve got some amazing things to say about the game. The game’s reviewer described it as “the best console shooter in years” while showing some footage of the game we’ve never seen before, including several new weapons.

You can check out the video above to see it live, but if you can’t watch the video right now it’s a preview of the game showcasing how zone captures work, some of the weapons you’ll have in your arsenal when the game is released, as well as some of the different functions of the various weapons and gear that is available in the game. Color me excited for this one as it seems Nintendo has something really innovative instead of iterative on their hands right now.

What’s your favorite weapon from the preview?

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Source: Wii U Daily