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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
@Mop it up Is that true? (Was that the first post this year??)
I thought that there was some League Mode for Turf War, once you reached a certain level. Shamefully, I've only played casual, solo Turf War. Actually, I HAVE played against a few of you guys. No party stuff, though.
I love that they're making Private Splatfest available, with the shifty stages. I hope that they do the same with ARMS Party Crash, with lots of setup options.
@Anand League is just for the four ranked modes and doesn't include Turf, sadly. It's a shame the Shifty Stations won't be available in regular Turf, most of them are easily the best stages in the game. I was at least hoping they'd bump it up to three stages per rotation since there are certainly enough in the game now to support that.
@DrFinkelstein I'm curious, what would you like to see done with a Splatoon 3 which can't be added into Splatoon 2?
The internet at my new place is pretty bad, so I assumed that playing Switch games online would just be impossible, but I've gotten lucky and had a pretty good time with Splatoon and Smash whenever I've tried it!
As much as I enjoy Splatoon's movement and multiplayer gameplay, the single player's long stages didn't really click with me. But the Octo Expansion, oh man, that's where it's at! Little mini-challenges based around one mechanic or weapon. Some people feel the opposite way, but to me, this was the real Splatoon multiplayer! Storywise too, it had some really interesting stuff going on, and I loved the presentation.
I was looking at the list of Splatfests out of curiosity, and out of the 31 held, I guessed the winning team 27 out of 31 times. That makes for an 87% win rate, so clearly I am the difference-maker here.
No idea what they're thinking on that one. Splatoon 2 still has such life in its base. I hope they don't treat it like Mario Kart 8 and just milk it for a long long time. Now that the bulk of Animal Crossing is done, they could be back on a Splatoon 3. There was that Welcome to 2020 image they had which had some hidden messaging in it. I hope that was a clue. I hope Splatoon 3 is close.