Splatoon is a Family Friendly Shooter for WiiU

Splatoon is a Family Friendly Shooter for WiiU

Splatoon looks absolutely ridiculous and childish and I desperately want to play it.

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Hm, am I missing something or has no one noticed that this is a new first-party IP by Nintendo? Because that's pretty big. Unless I'm missing an important piece of information there.

Johny_X2:
Hm, am I missing something or has no one noticed that this is a new first-party IP by Nintendo? Because that's pretty big. Unless I'm missing an important piece of information there.

I'm quite surprised that most of the gaming sites are taking their time to upload the news of the game announcement. Glad to see this info uploaded here now, I've been watching gameplay of Splatoon on Nintendo Treehouses's livestream and it looks a ton of fun. I'm am a little worried that so far, nothing has been said of a single player campaign, but I'm sure there will be one revealed later on.

Finally a game that caters to my strength: plastering everything in gooey fluid then swimming around in it.

Sould1n:

Johny_X2:
Hm, am I missing something or has no one noticed that this is a new first-party IP by Nintendo? Because that's pretty big. Unless I'm missing an important piece of information there.

I'm quite surprised that most of the gaming sites are taking their time to upload the news of the game announcement. Glad to see this info uploaded here now, I've been watching gameplay of Splatoon on Nintendo Treehouses's livestream and it looks a ton of fun. I'm am a little worried that so far, nothing has been said of a single player campaign, but I'm sure there will be one revealed later on.

I'm pretty sure it'll have a lot more content in it's final release seeing as the matches started with the game-mode in the stream. Imagine Capture the Flag but you can only move the flag on your ink, stuff like that.

Johny_X2:
Hm, am I missing something or has no one noticed that this is a new first-party IP by Nintendo? Because that's pretty big. Unless I'm missing an important piece of information there.

It's probably being brushed off by a lot of people as a piece of shovelware.

Or it might just have Wonderful 101 syndrome where it's a new IP and an amazing Wii U game that people just blank out before asking for new IPs and more Wii U games.

Dexterity:

Johny_X2:
Hm, am I missing something or has no one noticed that this is a new first-party IP by Nintendo? Because that's pretty big. Unless I'm missing an important piece of information there.

It's probably being brushed off by a lot of people as a piece of shovelware.

Or it might just have Wonderful 101 syndrome where it's a new IP and an amazing Wii U game that people just blank out before asking for new IPs and more Wii U games.

Which is a shame because I thought it was one of the more exciting things in that event. And it looks lovely. I would genuinely love to play it.

That game looks pretty interresting, I would definitly be down for a nice shooter on my wii u that isnīt COD.

I'm actually interested in this more than any other game on show.

It looks to be a fresh take on the TPS genre, and it's pretty as all hell. I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

Sould1n:

Johny_X2:
Hm, am I missing something or has no one noticed that this is a new first-party IP by Nintendo? Because that's pretty big. Unless I'm missing an important piece of information there.

I'm quite surprised that most of the gaming sites are taking their time to upload the news of the game announcement. Glad to see this info uploaded here now, I've been watching gameplay of Splatoon on Nintendo Treehouses's livestream and it looks a ton of fun. I'm am a little worried that so far, nothing has been said of a single player campaign, but I'm sure there will be one revealed later on.

Yeah, we were a little overwhelmed trying to cover everything. This came up while I was writing up another post but I was listening and had to tab over to see what it was they were talking about. I really like what I saw and wrote it up as soon as I got the "important" stuff out of the way. In fact, there was a whole extra paragraph in there that was just hype, but I realized I should cut it before I posted.

I'll admit I was rolling my eyes at the whole turning into a squid thing, but looking back at how the game played I was intrigued. The idea of keeping as much of the field covered in your ink to not only win the game but to make navigation easier is a nice twist. I would love to see what kind of pro strategies come up with moving around in the ink. I bet some people will pull crazy maneuvers like popping in and out of hiding quickly or leaping over an opponents head as a squid only to switch back to human before landing and blasting the fool in the buttocks. I just hope that aiming up and down isn't permanently bound to the Gamepad's gyroscope otherwise my arms would get tired trying move around frantically to aim.

T-Shirt Turtle:
I'll admit I was rolling my eyes at the whole turning into a squid thing, but looking back at how the game played I was intrigued. The idea of keeping as much of the field covered in your ink to not only win the game but to make navigation easier is a nice twist. I would love to see what kind of pro strategies come up with moving around in the ink. I bet some people will pull crazy maneuvers like popping in and out of hiding quickly or leaping over an opponents head as a squid only to switch back to human before landing and blasting the fool in the buttocks. I just hope that aiming up and down isn't permanently bound to the Gamepad's gyroscope otherwise my arms would get tired trying move around frantically to aim.

I think it can be customized if the Fact Sheet is anything to go by:

http://nintendoeverything.com/fact-sheets-for-nintendos-e3-2014-games-lots-of-details/?pid=61370&pageid=162710

A shooter like this is why we NEED Nintendo.

Watching the Nintendo livestream this was probably the biggest surprise for me. I really like the idea behind this game and I hope it gets marketed well and helps move Wii U consoles. I just wish I enjoyed competitive multiplayer or that the game has a single player campaign.

if there's ammo limitations, it'll be a balancing act between covering the field so that assholes stop shooting you in the back, and having enough ammunition to take somebody down instead of having to run away and risk getting cut off by cover fire (heh, cover fire)

Johny_X2:

Dexterity:

Johny_X2:
Hm, am I missing something or has no one noticed that this is a new first-party IP by Nintendo? Because that's pretty big. Unless I'm missing an important piece of information there.

It's probably being brushed off by a lot of people as a piece of shovelware.

Or it might just have Wonderful 101 syndrome where it's a new IP and an amazing Wii U game that people just blank out before asking for new IPs and more Wii U games.

Which is a shame because I thought it was one of the more exciting things in that event. And it looks lovely. I would genuinely love to play it.

It'll most likely get played, but Nintendo NEED to remember to advertise this game.

It's just a case of new IPs not generally getting noticed when put next to existing IPs.

weirdee:
if there's ammo limitations, it'll be a balancing act between covering the field so that assholes stop shooting you in the back, and having enough ammunition to take somebody down instead of having to run away and risk getting cut off by cover fire (heh, cover fire)

You regain ink by swimming in it in squid form. You can see in the gameplay footage that a meter appears whenever the player changes into a squid. It really adds more incentive to keep as much of the field in your teams control as possible.

Sould1n:
I'm am a little worried that so far, nothing has been said of a single player campaign, but I'm sure there will be one revealed later on.

If I remember correctly I believe they said in the Direct that this game is going to primarily be a multiplayer online experience. I heard absolutely nothing about single player.

weirdee:
if there's ammo limitations, it'll be a balancing act between covering the field so that assholes stop shooting you in the back, and having enough ammunition to take somebody down instead of having to run away and risk getting cut off by cover fire (heh, cover fire)

If you looked carefully, character have a tube on their back to store ink, which recharged when you dive into ink.

Dexterity:

Johny_X2:

Dexterity:

It's probably being brushed off by a lot of people as a piece of shovelware.

Or it might just have Wonderful 101 syndrome where it's a new IP and an amazing Wii U game that people just blank out before asking for new IPs and more Wii U games.

Which is a shame because I thought it was one of the more exciting things in that event. And it looks lovely. I would genuinely love to play it.

It'll most likely get played, but Nintendo NEED to remember to advertise this game.

It's just a case of new IPs not generally getting noticed when put next to existing IPs.

I think that marketing is an issue here. Nintendo failed to kick up a fuss about the game. They only went 'by the way, here's another game we're working on' instead of 'holy shit everyone look, we're making a new IP for the first time in like a bajillion years, isn't that exciting? look! look! it's squid people doing fun shit! LOOOOOK! Are you excited yet?'. They really should have made a bigger deal out of the announcement. This way it's going to fade into obscurity really fast. Which is a shame because that game looks fucking awesome.

It's a interesting concept (remind me of De Blob), too bad the artstyle doesn't appeal to me that much (abit too cartoony). No I ain't asking for a COD or grey gritty artsytle, just somewhere immature but it's still apealling.

As much as I love mechs, this seems more interesting than Titanfall.

Johny_X2:

I think that marketing is an issue here. Nintendo failed to kick up a fuss about the game. They only went 'by the way, here's another game we're working on' instead of 'holy shit everyone look, we're making a new IP for the first time in like a bajillion years, isn't that exciting? look! look! it's squid people doing fun shit! LOOOOOK! Are you excited yet?'. They really should have made a bigger deal out of the announcement. This way it's going to fade into obscurity really fast. Which is a shame because that game looks fucking awesome.

In all fairness to them, they have a finite amount of time, have much bigger things to show and they released A LOT of information at this E3.

They also showed that Miyamoto is making his own games too, but everyone's just skipped by those.

This game is the greatest game I have seen in years.
Nintendo just sold the Wii U to me.
GG Nintendo, GG.

Johny_X2:

Dexterity:

Johny_X2:

Which is a shame because I thought it was one of the more exciting things in that event. And it looks lovely. I would genuinely love to play it.

It'll most likely get played, but Nintendo NEED to remember to advertise this game.

It's just a case of new IPs not generally getting noticed when put next to existing IPs.

I think that marketing is an issue here. Nintendo failed to kick up a fuss about the game. They only went 'by the way, here's another game we're working on' instead of 'holy shit everyone look, we're making a new IP for the first time in like a bajillion years, isn't that exciting? look! look! it's squid people doing fun shit! LOOOOOK! Are you excited yet?'. They really should have made a bigger deal out of the announcement. This way it's going to fade into obscurity really fast. Which is a shame because that game looks fucking awesome.

They dedicated a good portion of the showcase to it and featured it twice on the stream afterwards. And this was the first time it was shown to anyone. For a first day reveal, I say they've been giving it some attention. As for the whole "LOOK LOOK NEW IP" thing, that would require them caring about the (complete bullshit) narrative of "Oh, Nintendo doesn't make new IPs, they only make Mario games."

I'm very excited for this. If only because it looks so different, and I don't even like First Person Shooters.
I wish I could have played the demo.

Story:
I'm very excited for this. If only because it looks so different, and I don't even like First Person Shooters.
I wish I could have played the demo.

But...
it's a third person shooter.

Also can I mention how awesome the character design is? Cause' it is freaking awesome.

momijirabbit:

Story:
I'm very excited for this. If only because it looks so different, and I don't even like First Person Shooters.
I wish I could have played the demo.

But...
it's a third person shooter.

Also can I mention how awesome the character design is? Cause' it is freaking awesome.

Ha! My mistake.
I like Third Person Shooters more now that I think about it.

I'm happy to see a multiplayer focused game that isn't trying to be the "next big thing" in online multiplayer. It just wants to be a goofy multiplayer game, and that is fine with me. It looks fun, and I may give it a shot. People wanted Nintendo to make new IPs, though I can see a lot of people saying it's not the new Nintendo IP they would want.

I was at E3 and got to try this out. It is FUN.... but it controls like total SHIT!
The main problem is that I'm used to using dual-sticks for any shooter on a console. This game forces you to use the wii pad to aim. The worst part though is that you actually CAN use the right thumb stick to aim... left and right. So you use the thumb stick to turn your body while tilting the wii pad to aim up and down. It's really hard to coordinate your brain to aim this way. If they add an option to simply use the right thumb stick to aim, this will be a great game. Otherwise, I'd go as far as to say that it is unplayable. I think you can aim using only the wii pad but you turn way to slow so it isn't very useful. They need to fix this asap.

kennyloo69:
I was at E3 and got to try this out. It is FUN.... but it controls like total SHIT!
The main problem is that I'm used to using dual-sticks for any shooter on a console. This game forces you to use the wii pad to aim. The worst part though is that you actually CAN use the right thumb stick to aim... left and right. So you use the thumb stick to turn your body while tilting the wii pad to aim up and down. It's really hard to coordinate your brain to aim this way. If they add an option to simply use the right thumb stick to aim, this will be a great game. Otherwise, I'd go as far as to say that it is unplayable. I think you can aim using only the wii pad but you turn way to slow so it isn't very useful. They need to fix this asap.

Except you actually can switch to using the analog sticks according to Game Informer. And on top of that they have a whole year to tighten up the controls. There is a reason this game is being marketed for 2015

kennyloo69:
I was at E3 and got to try this out. It is FUN.... but it controls like total SHIT!
The main problem is that I'm used to using dual-sticks for any shooter on a console. This game forces you to use the wii pad to aim. The worst part though is that you actually CAN use the right thumb stick to aim... left and right. So you use the thumb stick to turn your body while tilting the wii pad to aim up and down. It's really hard to coordinate your brain to aim this way. If they add an option to simply use the right thumb stick to aim, this will be a great game. Otherwise, I'd go as far as to say that it is unplayable. I think you can aim using only the wii pad but you turn way to slow so it isn't very useful. They need to fix this asap.

Game Informer mentioned that you can switch from motion to stick controls already.

If anyone's curious, here's the first Nintendo Treehouse livestream video when they first showed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcqf0XOwHZs

All I can think of when I was enjoying the showing was "Look at all those pretty colors". xD Color based fighting gameplay!

So, did the developers watch a lot of Nickelodeon Slime Time before making this game? :P

In all seriousness, this looks awesome. Both the trailer and the Treehouse Direct have really sold me on this game. I do hope there are more modes than simply covering the most area, though. Like Capture the Flag or the like.

Small squidgirls splashing gooey stuff all over themselves?
10/10 Goty must buy do want

Thanks, Nintendo! I know Zelda was just so beautiful, but Splatoon was definitely a major standout for me this E3.
In terms of totally new announcements, Bloodborne looked cool, No Man's Sky looked pretty cool too, but all the pretty graphics of E3 could not overshadow the FUN that oozed from Splatoon. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

 

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