It's been a bit of a Splatoon weekend, so we thought we'd wrap it up with a couple of neat little snippets based on the game. Well, one is particularly cool, one may get a mixed reception.
First up we have some outfits for those of you still checking into Animal Crossing: New Leaf on a regular basis, with some user created t-shirts and a hat - thanks to Tiny Cartridge for the image collection, there are also black and white t-shirts here.
Now for something that will make some smile and others grit their teeth and quietly sob - Nintendo of America's marketing campaign. It's been utilising a Disney TV-style song to plug the game, which may be rather effective with its target demographic but won't delight everyone. Nevertheless, NoA has put together an "Extended Cut" that even has a guitar riff; we're not sure whether we find this solo awesome or disturbing - perhaps both?
So that's a dose of Splatoon to end the week - our apologies if the video's song is now stuck in your head.
@r3mixi I can hear the cheesy song in my head xD Its stuck and now its good
But the real question still remains... Are you a kid or a squid now?
Personally, I find the song to be cringeworthy, and not a good commercial for the greatness that is Splatoon. Here's a great video on the Spatoon commercial that pretty much sums up what I, and many who I know, feel:
Does anyone else think the brush looks extremely ineffective?
To my knowledge it plays similarly to the Roller, but I'd like to know the advantage of it compared to the roller.
i'll admit, after hearing the full song, it's kinda growing on me.
@Tommy_Wiseahu @TICGS My understanding from the Splatoon direct, the brush is much faster but covers less ground than the roller. But I could be remembering wrong.
I can do a lot better with a guitar...
I didn't like the solo or the riff at all. The vocals may be catchy though.
I've had to deal with a constant and intense headache for almost six years by now, and I've "gotten used" to that, but that doesn't change that it's painful at every moment, and that I hate it.
This criminal distortion of a... song, is just like that - physically painful. Except that it's worse, and it amplifies my headache!
@Tommy_Wiseau It's faster, for starters, so it allows you to pave a smaller, but quicker road for slower team members to swim through. In addition, it has a different spread pattern for the splatter swing.
Better than the Squid Kid commercial at the very least.
Just unlocked the sewing machine on my 2nd AC town. What timing 😃
I liked the part without singing. I think they might have OD'd on the "kid appeal" style.
I really really like the song. Kids these days thinks all songs that isn't rock or not their preferred ones are cringeworthy. I guess we have different tastes? Anyway, the paintbrush's swing seems OP and fast to me. You also move fast but covers the ground narrowly. It is basically the opposite of a real roller.
This is a lot better than "You're a kid/squid now!" but it's still pretty lame.
Happy Birthday Hisashi Nogami! Thank You for Animal Crossing and now Splatoon!
Like Reyn would say: "I'm all over that."
The song isn't that bad for a kid's song.
this commercial feels like it belongs in the early 90s and not in a good way.
That song is so annoying, but it stuck in my head and won't go away. I've tried drowning it out with the radio, but it's not working.
I am so hyped for Splatoon but wow that trailer/song did nothing for me although it's probably not aimed at my age group. The thing is though there are so many game/tv/movies that have cheesy songs that stay in your head but this one is just kinda cringey,
SPLAT THE WORLD TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!
I know this song is annoying, but the have to have an interesting marketing strategy. After all, compared to other shooters, this is a whole new kettle of.... squid??
@Samuel-Flutter @Tommy_Wiseau I can tell that it is faster, but in the trailer the line of paint it leaves behind seems so small I wonder if it is even worth the upgraded speed. Just my opinion.
@TICGS Yes. I think that every time I see it. I'm likely going to main Shooter weapons, maybe sometimes messing around with Roller and Charger, but I'm never using that.
Now if only someone could put together a town theme that emulates the Splatoon theme song..!
At first, I though "this songs is too kiddy" but after some time, it sounds cool. Guess, I will download it for my MP3 player.
Better than Squid Kid.
The song is literally just a 2-minute version of the "Ink the World" commercial.
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