It’s time to get down and inky once again, with Nintendo’s Switch debut of Splatoon.
Splatoon 2 is a welcome return to squid-laden fun, two years after the original third-person-ink-shooter released. Online battles return for 4-on-4 mayhem, but thanks to the portability of the Switch you can now take on your mates locally, battling with up to 7 nearby players.
Your kit will feature weapons old and new, with the introduction of twin Splat Dualies – two dual-wielded guns with an added roll mechanic – as well as upgraded familiar weapons.
The improved gyroscopes in the Joy-Con controllers now offer more accurate targeting; you also have the option of the Pro controller instead, if you choose.
Splatoon 2 is more fun than ever, with the upgraded tech of the Switch giving the game the much needed boost necessary to keep it relevant in the latest gen – constant 60 FPS, anyone?
The single-player campaign is back for those who aren’t too keen on waging a turf war against other, perhaps more highly-skilled opponents, and includes some handy improvements on the original; for example, you can now try out all the weapon types before you equip them in multiplayer.
If all that wasn’t enough, Splatoon 2 even jets its way into proper shooter territory with a horde mode. Get inking.
Release: July 21, 2017