When reeling off Nintendo's biggest franchises the brand names are familiar - Mario, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and so on. Yet Splatoon, having made such an impact on the Wii U in 2015, could potential evolve to join that list of big-hitters.

The ink-splatting shooter has become a hit not just in terms of sales, but also in earning the loyalty and enthusiasm of many. Now, in the latest bid to build on the IP's popularity, Nintendo is collaborating on a Manga series.

It's going to feature in Bessatsu CoroCoro magazine, starting off with the April issue which - by a quirk of calendar dates - arrives in Japan on 29th February. We'd hope that it may be localised for the West, potentially as an online-only feature; with the quirky Splatoon Tumblr page still going strong that seems like a reasonable bet.

[via perfectly-nintendo.com]