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News: Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Information on Its Beginnings and Design

Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Information on Its Beginnings and Design

So that’s why they’re squids

In case you've been living under a rock, Splatoon is Nintendo's much-anticipated upcoming multiplayer third-person-shooter, though it will also feature single player. Starring a colourful cast of squids that can transform into people (or perhaps people that can transform into squids), it'll be focused around the...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Perks, Weapons and Quirky Shop Clerks

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Perks, Weapons and Quirky Shop Clerks

The ink missile certainly looks deadly

Arriving in May, Splatoon is certainly set to be a vital release for the Wii U before the summer season - Nintendo doesn't release many third-person shooters with a territorial twist. Its brand of chaotic but fun online multiplayer - with local and single player also included - will also try to make the most of...

News: Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At Apex 2015

Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At Apex 2015

Get hands-on time with the demo featured at last year's E3

We already know Nintendo of America is partnering with Apex 2015 for the Super Smash Bros. tournament event and also providing some Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire action on the side, and now it has been revealed that the 2014 E3 demo of the upcoming team-based multiplayer shooter,

News: Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages, Plaza and Item Stores

Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages, Plaza and Item Stores

Ink more territory to make more money

Splatoon is beginning to shape up rather nicely, and with a May release confirmed that means we'll have had less than a year from its initial reveal until it hits stores; that's a fairly rapid turnaround. The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts began to flesh the ink-based shooter out, too, by introducing the...

News: Splatoon Confirmed for May Release Along With Details on Customisation

Splatoon Confirmed for May Release Along With Details on Customisation

Level up with clothes and weapons

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were full of interesting details, and we learned a little more about one of the year's biggest Wii U titles - Splatoon; for starters, it's due to arrive in May in both North America and Europe. Beyond that we saw some footage of the main hub area, known as the 'Plaza'. In a move...

News: Splatoon "Research Lab" Posts Now Have an Official English Tumblr Page

Splatoon "Research Lab" Posts Now Have an Official English Tumblr Page

Keep up with the developer's latest updates

As eager followers of Splatoon likely already know, the development team in Japan have been posting regular tweets showing off features of the colourful shooter; we posted a second summary not so long ago. So far we've been reliant on unofficial translations, but Nintendo has now stepped in to provide an...

News: Splatoon Developers Continue to Paint a Picture of Progress

Splatoon Developers Continue to Paint a Picture of Progress

Summarising key Twitter posts from recent weeks

A few weeks ago we shared a summary of Twitter posts from the Splatoon development team, with some details and screens being released through these quirky tweets. These images and details have continued since, and with the most recent upload being particularly eye-catching we thought it was high-time...

Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Have a EMP Indie event video as a bonus

Earlier this year YouTube announced that it'd update its service to finally support 60 frames per second (FPS) videos, which means that footage can be silky smooth and delicious for our eyeballs; that update went live at the end of October. The standard performance is 30 FPS, and if you're unsure of how...

News: Splatoon's Japanese Twitter Account Inks Out a Few Details

Splatoon's Japanese Twitter Account Inks Out a Few Details

Grab your Hero Suit and Charge Gun

While the world waits for what is guaranteed to be the greatest shooter featuring squidomorphic creatures to date, the official Japanese Twitter account for Splatoon has been happily dispensing screenshots and information from the upcoming title. Someone has been gracious enough to translate many of these tweets,...

News: Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Fight an Octopus army

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast more details were given about Nintendo's upcoming squid shooter Splatoon. While the core of the game is the 4x4 online multiplayer shooter — revealed at E3 — in which two teams compete to cover the most ground with ink, it has been confirmed that the game also features an offline...

News: Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As The Main Character

Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As The Main Character

"There were heated debates over who the main player character should be"

Splatoon was one of the big surprises of Nintendo's E3 showing this year, and looks set to offer an exciting new take on the tried-and-tested squad-based shooter template. It's also refreshing in that it's an entirely new IP — although according to Shigeru Miyamoto, it very...

News: Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

"We had robots, different animals, macho men, and Mario"

Of all its announcements at E3, Splatoon was arguably the biggest hit for Nintendo, perhaps aside from obvious blockbuster efforts such as The Legend of Zelda. It generated a lot of hype, seemingly caught the imagination of the Nintendo Life community and has been praised in numerous previews...

First Impressions: Taking Aim With Nintendo's New Online Shooter IP, Splatoon

Taking Aim With Nintendo's New Online Shooter IP, Splatoon

Colour us ink-pressed

Whatever your expectations for Nintendo's Digital Event at E3 this year, it's safe to say that they probably didn't include squid-girls flinging ink at each other across a cityscape in team-based battles. A surprise in every sense of the word, Splatoon came out of nowhere to significant fanfare as one of Nintendo’s flagship...