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Splatoon is Nintendo's unique twist on the shooter genre. Shoot ink on both your friends and environments to win the match! Players can turn into squids and 'swim' through their team's ink color. Players can also use their team's ink color to slow down enemy movement. It's ink or be inked in this chaotic marriage of third person shooters, de Blob, and good ole fashioned paintball.
I can't wait to give it a try when it hits. With enough variety to the levels, modes and the special weapons this game could go far.
Personally I'd like to be able to make some subtle modifications to my character to make it feel like "mine". I dig the way they look now, but it'd be cool to be able to select pants, shirt or accessories. Can't imagine this sort of thing will be a priority, and I won't be disappointed if it's not in there, but I'd like it.
@Jargon I would think so, at least with friends/teammates, right? I imagine they don't do it with Mario Kart because 12 people talking at the same time could be chaotic.
I'm wondering if there will possibly be a two player splitscreen/online mode. I'd hate to not be able to play this with Amanda. The Gamepad usage seems pretty integral (tapping on players to jump to their position), but that feature didn't seem like something they couldn't duplicate by just cycling through players with the stick or pointing at them with the Wiimote.
Even just having one player on the Gamepad would be cool, though I'd still want that big screen real estate.
This type of game gets me really excited to play multiplayer. Have we heard any details about the types of weapons that will be available? I think I saw a sniper type weapon, a bomb/grenade type weapon, and of course the assault rifle.
Highlight of the show for me, even though I'm perfectly willing to admit it doesn't yet look like a AAA Nintendo effort. What I like about Splatoon is it's perfectly new, even if it's in a well worn genre.
Sequel fatigue has been setting in with me, lately. I think that's why I've drifted towards Nintendo efforts like Rolling Western, Pushmo, Uprising and stuff like that over, say, a game that reminds me I already own 7 other versions just by looking at the title. Or, at least, sequels where I haven't played the earlier games to death (Awakening, Pikmin 3, Tropical Freeze).
Anyway, I'm really fired up about Splatoon. I just hope that the strategy aspect really pays dividends and it's not about luck.
Man, this could be our Team Fortress. I can't wait to play it with you guys.
This game is phenomenally fun. Believe the hype. Completely fresh, addictive, nonstop action, creative concept that works beautifully. Played it 3 times, loved it every time! The Nintendo reps asked me if what I liked and what I'd change. I said the gameplay was terrific, and the only request I had for the final product was lots of options for the fights.