Splatoon News

News: Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Making something fun, new, different and not a shooter

As the release date for Nintendo's colourful multiplayer ink-em-up Splatoon draws ever closer, we're starting to get more and more insights into the rationale behind the development of the game. GamesRadar+ recently interviewed Producer Hisashi Nogami and it turns out that Rare's classic N64 FPS...

News: Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Launches in Europe on 19th June

Following the North American confirmation, Nintendo has revealed Australia, New Zealand and Europe will also receive a special hardware bundle to celebrate next month's release of team-based squid shooter, Splatoon, on the Wii U. Launching 30th May in Australia and New Zealand alongside the game's release, the...

Video: Nintendo Inks In 'Claim Your Turf' Marketing Campaign With New Commercial

Nintendo Inks In 'Claim Your Turf' Marketing Campaign With New Commercial

Pre-orders now open for Splatoon Wii U hardware bundle, too

With its release due on 29th May, we can expect Nintendo to ramp up its efforts in turning Splatoon into a big hit for the Wii U. Nintendo of America has taken its chance today to kick off its efforts, just recently announcing a Splatoon Wii U hardware bundle exclusive to Best Buy in North...

News: Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America

Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America

Costs $299.99 and also includes Nintendo Land

Splatoon is the next major Wii U retail release on the way from Nintendo, arriving in Europe and North America on 29th May - the latter region now has a confirmed Wii U hardware bundle to look forward to, as Nintendo aims to convert hype around the colourful shooter into some additional system sales...

News: Nintendo of America is Teaming Up With GameTruck to Start the Party With Splatoon

Nintendo of America is Teaming Up With GameTruck to Start the Party With Splatoon

Splatrucks

Looking from the outside as a Brit, this writer observes that most things are bigger in the US. Buildings, stores, malls, servings of fries, all big. It seems Birthday parties also fall into that category - a game of bowling and a few balloons isn't enough, it's important to hire a huge truck for entertainment on the go. That seems to be...

Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourful Nintendo Dabble in the Mainstream Market

Splatoon Is a Typically Colourful Nintendo Dabble in the Mainstream Market

It can't be gory with all that ink

When Splatoon was revealed at E3 2014, this writer was rather unimpressed, which in the clear perspective of hindsight was a very narrow-minded reaction. Eager to see more 'hits', the oddball, super colourful third-person competitive shooter seemed like a peculiar announcement - both fundamentally Nintendo-esque...

News: Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Challenges

Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Challenges

Worth splashing the cash?

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts unsurprisingly devoted a segment to Splatoon, a major release on Wii U that's arriving at the end of May. Part of this segment was confirmation that the rumours of Splatoon amiibo were accurate, with three toys on the way - Squid, Boy Inkling and Girl Inkling. Clarity on what...

News: GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiibo and New Wave for Super Smash Bros.

GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiibo and New Wave for Super Smash Bros.

Let the rush begin...

The amiibo train can't stop, and shoppers in the UK have some more thinking to do with GAME opening pre-orders on a range of options - all of which are still available at the time of writing. First-up, pre-orders are open for the first six figures above - Jigglypuff, Dark Pit, Palutena, Ganondorf, Zero Suit Samus and...

News: A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's Development and Inspiration

A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's Development and Inspiration

Colour us excited

We're on the home stretch now to the release of Splatoon, which was confirmed to be out on 29th May on the last Nintendo Direct. The colorful third person shooter has drawn plenty of attention in the industry and Reggie Fils-Aime even went so far as to say that this will do for shooters what Mario Kart did for racing. Quite a bold...

News: Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's Cover

Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's Cover

Hype is building

Splatoon is arguably one of the Wii U's biggest games of 2015 - if not its biggest, now that Zelda has slipped to next year. It's something of a departure for Nintendo, a company which has traditionally resisted the video game industry's current focus on first and third-person shooting titles. However, Splatoon has found a very...

News: Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Information Splat Into View

Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Information Splat Into View

Ranked online matches and three special amiibo toys

We've known for a long time that Splatoon would arrive in May, and it seems that previous - and hastily removed - official web pages were correct; the new third-person shooting IP for Wii U arrives on 29th May. During today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts we were given more information, too. To start...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Neat Threads, Guns, Videos and, erm, Paper

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Neat Threads, Guns, Videos and, erm, Paper

Also, Octobombers look ridiculous but sublime

There's been a bit of buzz around Splatoon since our last gallery summary earlier in March, and we were fortunate enough to attend some press events to play more of the upcoming Wii U shooter. We previewed the multiplayer and single player modes and also shared a belief that Splatoon is to shooters what...