New Weapons, Modes Coming to Splatoon

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New Splatoon Updates Coming August 5.

Nintendo’s free software upgrade rolls out Aug. 5, with two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level cap, and more than 40 pieces of new gear. When Wii U shooter Splatoon was first released it only had five maps and two game modes, but Nintendo has slowly been adding more and more content for free.Nintendo has revealed new details on the first major update for Wii U exclusive shooter Splatoon, which is planned to be released on August 6 as a free download. Enter the Squad Battle matchmaking option to participate in Ranked Battle rule sets in teams of two or four with friends, instead of randomly assigned teammates. Nintendo made the announcement of the upcoming new content on July 27 which promises to bring a large amount of new content to “Splatoon” on Wii U.

Private Battles, meanwhile, allow for customizable matches, in which two to eight friends fight together. “With this robust new update also comes an increased level cap in both Regular Battle and Ranked Battle modes,” Nintendo said in a news release. The new content will enable players to create a winning strategy and fight to be the best and most battle tested squid squad around, notes the Nintendo UK website. Squad Battle is a new game mode where friends can form a team of up to four players to battle other squads at random, a feature many fans have been requesting. “After a player creates a squad, friends can be recruited to form a team of two to four inklings. There’ll also be a new option called Squad Battles, where you can partner with a friend in order to play the existing Ranked Battles mode together as a team – which will no doubt be good for quickly ranking up.

Previously omitted for unknown reasons, you’ll now be able to setup custom games with all two of your Nintendo buddies –creating big 4v4 matches or woefully unbalanced 1v4 ones. Presently, the highest level you can reach in Turf War is 20, and the game has been out for long enough at this point that the servers are overflowing with level 20s. By adjusting the angle, these new weapons can be used to splat opponents who are up high or even on the other side of a wall.” If more large scale updates such as this are planned for the future they are more than welcome, it is rare to see a publisher provide so much free content for a game, especially an online shooter. Late last month, Nintendo announced that its Wii U title has topped 1 million in worldwide sales, including more than 476,000 physical and digital units sold in the Americas.

If you don’t already own one of the of million copies sold, the $60 game is available now; Best Buy is also selling an exclusive $300 bundle, with a Wii U Deluxe console, a digital Splatoon download, and Nintendo Land. The game hasn’t exactly launched without a hitch: A truck carrying a shipment of special-edition Splatoon games—featuring the Inkling Squid amiibo character—was stolen in May on its way from Nintendo’s European warehouse to GAME UK. The bucket-esque Slosher manages to get even more ink out in a smaller area in front of you, with an impressive range if you adjust your angle of aiming a little bit.

It’s unfortunately playing second fiddle to the Splatling – a massive inky gattling gun that looks like the beefiest, most powerful weapon in the game to date. In terms of gear, the update will also bring everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume and shall be available in various in-game shops in “Splatoon.” Amid its size and scope, the massive August update to “Splatoon” is not the end of the splat-tacular free content coming to the first-person shooter video game. Nintendo also promises a lot more content in the future, with proposed Rainmaker matches still to come, more heavy weaponry to choose from and even more clothing to kit your Inkling out with. It is expected that more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and into autumn including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps, and new weapons. “Splatoon” was developed and released by Nintendo on the Wii U in Japan on May 28, 2015, in North America and Europe on Many 29, 2015, and in Australia on May 30, 2015. The game focuses on the characters known as Inklings, beings that can transform between humanoid and squid forms, and hide or swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using a gun or brush-based weaponry.

Transforming into a squid allows players to swim through the ink of their own color, even up the wall and through grates, hiding from the enemy and replenishing their ink supply in the process. Players can use the ink to try to splatter their opponents which send them back to their team’s respawn point while also providing a large splat of ink.

Upon its release, “Splatoon” received positive reviews, with critics praising Nintendo’s decision to enter the genre with a new intellectual property. Nonetheless, “Splatoon” also had its fair share of criticisms which was directed at the exclusion of voice chat and private lobbies, which are features that are typically present or available in the genre of multiplayer shooters. Issues were also raised against the game for its on-disc content locked using Amiibo, the limited number of multiplayer maps, and issues with online matchmaking.

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