Splatoon 2 Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has announced Splatoon 2 for the Nintendo Switch.

You can also play the game on a Pro Controller, on the Switch Console, and with the JoyCons. A release is set for sometime this summer, so it will unfortunately miss the console’s launch. Featured above, you can view the reveal trailer for the upcoming sequel.Here are the game’s key features:

  • New weapons – New dual-wielding Splat Dualies join the action, complete with a new Dodge Roll move. Mainstays like the Splat Roller and Splat Charger have also been remixed to include new gameplay mechanics and brand-new special weapons.
  • Local and Online Multiplayer – In a first for the series, compete in local multiplayer Turf War battles, whether in TV mode or on-the-go in handheld or tabletop modes. Online battles also make a return.
  • New ways to play – Play using the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, both of which allow for gyro controls for better aiming and control.
  • New Trends – Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon in real life, and two years have also passed in the game world. Some familiar characters return under different circumstances, and new characters are introduced as well.
  • Fresh Updates – Similar to Splatoon for Wii U, updates will roll out post-launch, adding new content.
  • Smart Device Support – An upcoming smart-phone application for the Nintendo Switch system will enhance matchmaking and allow for voice chat options.
  • Turf War – Iconic 4 vs. 4 Turf War battles return. The goal is to splat ink on as much territory as possible, while strategically submerging yourself in your team’s colors and blasting your enemies.

Finally, here are the first screenshots and artwork:

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  1. patyos
    January 12, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Splatoon 2 HYPE !!

  2. NuclearKangaroo
    January 12, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    tell me about the squid, why does he wear the mask?

  3. -blank-
    January 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Maybe it’s been playing too much Let it Die

  4. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 13, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Nintendo’s paid online better be reasonable or provide something beyond just online because I’m seriously halfway to buying a Switch solely for this.

  5. dogmentation
    January 13, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Paint fumes, man.

  6. sanic
    January 13, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Knew they’d go back to this well

  7. kunuri
    January 13, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Well if you ever wanted to know what Splatoon would look like on a PS2, now you do.

  8. Personaknight
    January 13, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Gas mask squid is apart of the Division now?