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Nintendo knows when it's got something good on its hands. Splatoon 2, alluded to in Nintendo's 2015 Fall Preview of the Switch, has finally been blown out in glorious fashion at the January 12th/13th event.
Key Features: New Weapons (like the Duelies) New stages and classic stages (some with zip lines from the single-player mode!) Online Multiplayer Expanded Local Multiplayer Presumed Single Player Mode New Mode: Salmon Run (aka Horde Mode) - 4 player co-op
Key Questions: What are you most excited about from the trailer? What are you most hopeful for? Are you buying at launch? When do you think launch will be?
Releases: July 21st, 2017
Ploot and DrFinkelstein Discuss The July 6th, 2017 Nintendo Direct about Splatoon 2
@TriforceBun I understand where you're coming from, but at the same time, why would they totally switch things up on just the second game? I can't really think of what else they could have added without turning it into a whole new game, so I'm fine with this sort of sequel and it's what I expected. Content-wise, the amount of new stuff seems on-par with other multiplayer games like Mario Kart and such, especially for a sequel that's releasing just slightly over 2 years after the first game, and I also don't think the single player should be discounted here as it's a significant portion of the game's content as well.
That said, I do agree with you on the lack of improvements over the first game. From what I can tell, they addressed very little of my issues with the first game, especially when it comes to the barebones (and boneheaded) online features. This kind of stuff was tolerable on Wii U since the online didn't cost anything extra, but now that there will soon be an online fee I'm much more critical of it.
@Mop it up In a word, options. I love me some options! I don't think Splatoon needs an overhaul at all, but more modes would be very welcome. In particular, I'd love to see battles that aren't just 4v4. 2v2 would be cool, or 3v3, or even 3v3v3 (or 2v2v2v2)! I think everyone's sick of hearing me talk about bots, but playing offline in splitscreen with a buddy against a team of bots with Perfect Dark levels of customization AND an offline ranking/reward system like Perfect Dark and also the specialized Challenges Mode like in Perfect Dark would be fresh as heck. Perfect Dark Perfect Dark Perfect Dark!
Glad to hear that they enjoyed it so much! I hope I'm on the same page once the game comes out; while some initial impressions of the 1P mode were underwhelmed, being able to switch weapons is a simple but effective change that I'm looking forward to.
@TriforceBun Well now you're just starting to sound like me, hee hee. Not everything can be like Perfect Dark, in fact so few things are that I've given up on any games ever matching it. I haven't really seen other games that have those options, so I can't single out Splatoon 2 for not having them either.
Omg I just realized I have plans Friday night! I guess I'll be playing Splatoon 2 for the first time pretty late at night! I'm not really complaining though, I look forward to it! It'll be a great thing to come home to!
My experience with the Splatfest was kind of bad. I kept getting matched with Ice Cream people, despite being Ice Cream myself, and so a large part of my battles had no impact on the scoring. Boyfriend had the same issue, too.
Cake is one of those things that people expect to be at certain events just for tradition, but no one actually cares about it.
*sheds silent tear*
As far as the worthiness of this sequel, the original Splatoon might as well not have existed to most of the gaming public, due to its platform. It wouldn't make sense to radically change it before a lot of people have even had the chance to play it.
That said, I hope that they continue to add modes and options, including splitscreen. I'm sure that Nintendo could make a smart, fun two-player mode, if they really put their minds to it.
Ah gatcha. Oh yeah, odd omission. Nintendo still needs to work on better MP options. It should all be allowed.
I'm assuming Nintendo will let me and my bro play Salmon Run locally with LAN or whatever. At his place there's 2 TVs pretty close together, I hope the range would allow us to play without resorting to both (or one of us) needing to play in handheld mode. Dock for life!!