Today was the day Nintendo hosted their first full-fledged, hour-long Nintendo Direct in months. Those who hung around the rumor mills expecting Bayonetta 3, Breath of the Wild 2, and Sora in Smash likely left bitter. But the rest of us found plenty to occupy our Switches for the next half-year, as well as some forecasts for beyond.
It’s going to be an eventful summer for manga publisher VIZ Media. The first volume of the official RWBY manga is coming out, as is the seventh volume of Beastars and new books based on the video games Persona and Splatoon. Next month, ask your local small bookseller if any of these are in…they will appreciate the business.
We’re all aware by now how slow Nintendo can be to react to trends it didn’t initiate. The company is a far better leader than a follower, and whenever it has to adapt to changes established by its competitors…it tends to stumble. We’re still waiting on a decent online plan.
Splatoon 2 has been hot from the moment it released on the Nintendo Switch. Between the main story, online modes, Salmon Run, Splatfests, and more, Nintendo has been keeping players entertained through it. And now, via Gamescom, a trio of updates were revealed for the game, and will be coming soon.
At the recent Nintendo Direct, the Big N made sure to shed some more light on the highly anticipated Splatoon 2, and they did so by unveiling an all-new mode called Salmon Run.
The Nintendo Switch is set to officially launch on March 3 at a price of $299.99 / £279.99. The cost is slightly more expensive than many pundits had and fans had expected. The launch will happen in major European countries, Japan, US, Canada, Hong Kong, and other select territories.
Just when you thought there wasn’t much to get excited about regarding amiibo anymore, check THIS out: the Squid Sisters from Splatoon are coming out in July!
Nintendo has officially revealed that two new Amiibo figurines are going to be released this July for the hit Wii U game Splatoon. Gamers will now be able to own the Squid Sister pair of Callie and Marie. You can check out the announcement tweet and reveal video of the new Amiibo below.
This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu contained an interview with the dev team behind Splatoon, and Nintendo Everything translated the pages. They mentioned a few interesting facts (there’s a map of Inkopolis, but only they own it and it’s just a sketch guideline). Two new stages, called Piranha Pit and Ancho-V Games (at least in Japan) will have very narrow corridors and require some unique strategies. Also? There will be no more updates to the game after January 2016, so we’ll have seen all the stages and weapons by February — the final total will be 14 stages.
Nintendo will be patching their crazy online shooter Splatoon in a couple of days, mainly to rebalance it. Some weapons will be nerfed while others will be tweaked up. Apparently there were also shortcuts possible in several of the maps (Really? No one told ME). In addition, anyone who’s managed to reach the top rank in the game, S, will be matched with other Rank S users more frequently.
When Splatoon was revealed at E3 2014, people were surprised at the unique look that it had and the interesting take it had on third-person shooter gameplay. As time went on, the anticipation grew and it became of the most hyped games for Nintendo in 2015. One thing that made some people raise an eyebrow was the “lack of content” it supposedly didn’t have. To be fair, Splatoon launched with only a few maps, a Story Mode, and some customization. With the promise of much more over the coming months. Many were skeptical, but then Splatoon launched, the updates (all of which were free) started rolling out, and the fun hasn’t stopped since.
If you are a Wii U owner, and you haven’t gotten Splatoon yet, you might be missing out on quite a bit. The new IP from Nintendo that continues to sell and entertain gamers has gotten numerous updates since its launch in late May. Each of them are not only free, but add new content for players to enjoy. That includes the new modes like Tower Control, Rain Maker, Private Battles, the two new weapons classes with the Splatling and Slosher items, numerous gear additions, and of course the Splatfests.