During its highly-anticipated Jan. 12 presentation, Nintendo announced Splatoon 2, which will launch this summer for its new Switch console. A sequel to its smash-hit Wii U title, Splatoon, the game will feature new weapons, new battle stages and more. Perhaps the biggest and most obvious change comes in the form of the “splat dualies,” a pair of ink guns that are obviously meant to draw a visual link to the Switch’s new detachable Joy-Con controllers.
In addition to sporting a rad pair of real “splat dualies” (and shades) onstage, the game’s producer Hisashi Nogami revealed that — just like the original — there will be frequent updates post-launch with more stages and features. While the Wii U original’s dearth of content was a major criticism on launch, the constant flow of updates proved to be a boon for the game in the long run, keeping it in the headlines and giving players many reasons to return — so it’s not much of a surprise that the Big N has chosen to replicate that model this time around. Still, hopefully the sequel will kick off with a more substantial set of stages and weapons (and considering the company has a whole game to pull old material from, we’d say there’s a good chance of that).
Just like the original game, players will have the choice of using gyroscope controls or traditional controls for the shooting mechanics — and this time around, they also have the choice of taking the multiplayer action on the go with them. It will be interesting to see how Splatoon 2 handles its gameplay when undocked, to say the least.
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