In 2015, Nintendo released Splatoon, which saw players controlling Inklings that could switch between a human and a squid form while wielding weapons that splattered the battlefields with colorful ink. It was met with enormous approval at the time, both because of its innovation and because of its overall presentation. Now, Nintendo has released Splatoon 2 for its new console called the Nintendo Switch, which is a refinement of the familiar formula. In other words, fans of the first game can expect a game that contains what they loved about the first game but improved based on the lessons learned in the process. Something that should provide them with plenty of cause for excitement.
Here are 5 reasons that we are excited about the recent release of Splatoon 2:
It’s Still Cheery
Generally speaking, third-person shooters tend to lean towards the darker side of things. After all, most of them are set in some sort of horrendous conflict, thus making the narrative stakes that much higher. While there is nothing wrong with that, too much darkness on too regular a basis can be exhausting, which is why the Splatoon franchise is such a breath of fresh air with its cheerful nature.
Single Player Campaign
Unsurprisingly, Splatoon 2 continues the story of its predecessor, which should come as welcome news to those who are invested in the franchise’s colorful characters. However, it is important to note that interested individuals can expect an outstanding single-player campaign that will not just teach them all of the new things that have been introduced but also provide them with more than its fair share of excitement. In particular, pay close attention to the boss battles, which promise to be nothing short of spectacular.
With that said, Splatoon is fundamentally a multi-player franchise, so interested individuals should have no worries about a shortage of opportunities for splattering their friends as well as most of the battlefield with colorful paints. The first game won a huge number of fans because of its fun, fast-paced play, which is not something that has changed with the second game.
Speaking of which, the change of platform from Wii U for Splatoon to Nintendo Switch for Splatoon 2 is a huge boon for the franchise. This is because the first game required players to use a somewhat cumbersome controller at all times, whereas the second game allows players a wider range of choices. In fact, the nature of the Nintendo Switch means that interested individuals can play in a manner of their choosing at a time and a place of their choosing, thus making it convenient in a way that its predecessor cannot hope to match.
Finally, it should come as no surprise to learn that Splatoon 2 introduces a number of new weapons as well as the new movesets to go along with them. In other words, players now have even more ways to crush their opponents than before, which those who are focused on multi-player will be glad to know that the meta-game will be that much more enriched by such additions.