Update: Yep, as most of you guessed this was our contribution to the tradition of ludicrous and fabricated news stories on the first of April. We made it all up, all of what you see below is complete and utter nonsense as far as we know, we hope you got a laugh out of it! Massive thanks to Andy Carolan (@AndyCarolan) for the Inkle 'concept art'.
Original Article: Splatoon is one of the most critically and commercially successful Wii U titles to date, and considering it's a new IP that makes its success all the more impressive, but Nintendo still seems to think there's more to be made from the online squid-on-squid action this game offers, and so is releasing the title on its flagship handheld system as Splatoon Legends.
We've seen other Wii U games ported to the 3DS, most recently Hyrule Warriors, but bringing Splatoon to such a small unit is bound to come with technical consequences which we'll no doubt see more of later. In the meantime though, make sure you check out the video below where we run you through all we know about this unexpected potential delight.
Lol yeah right
Yeah nice nice try NL but you ain't fooling me 😉
.... i don´t buy it nor will i bite on this bait
1 April right?
Nice one, NL.
If only it were true!
Woah! I'll take 5.
Yes finally the ink splashing action is on the go. Probably will need a new 3ds to run it properly though
Another bad April Fools joke...
Well played, good sir, but not well-played enough.XD
Day 1 purchase, special edition. This gonna be massive. Where do I pre-order?
YES! IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG! You have NO IDEA how happy I am! YES! YES! YES! It's about time. Please. STOP THE TEARS MAN! STOP. THE. TEARS. ;( ;( ;( ;( ;(
It's like a dream come true.
I don't know guys...It could be real...hmmmm...I have a feeling this one will come back to bite us if we yell "FAKE!" too soon....
Wish this was true
Hopefully this is a New 3DS exclusive. I can't imagine it running well on the Old 3DS.
Nintendo Life is running out of time to make an April Fool's Day article. I wonder if they'll think of something amusing soon.
Class. That was actual class guys
I would love if it Splatoon came to New 3DS.
Oh man if only... but yeah, nice try guys.
Lol I almost sent this to my partner who has been dying for Splatoon 3DS as he doesn't have a Wii U but when you said about the frame rate and LAN thing I knew it couldn't be true haha.
Too obvious... lol.
Lol. Just like with Hyrule Warriors, I prefer Splatoon on the Wii U.
Tenouttaten, lads. Tenouttaten. The 3DS LAN adaptor and Mercedes DLC had me in stitches!
Much better than IGN's effort this year.
Really chuckled at the Mercedes DLC
"Hello there, you follish people!"
The few seconds of excitement I had as I saw the Youtube notification on my phone were ripped away from me. I have wanted this for ages! Then you took it from me! You horrible lovely people!
Wow, you got me there until I read the comments
I noticed that we, Nintendo users and fans, are a lot smarter then the rest of the world. Common YT user or gamer would fall for this.
heh, congrats for not going with the obvious nx prank. i woulda gone with 'nintendo buys sega' myself. good effort lads, and may olney be bombarded by ducks.
Wow, what a day to receive such news.
"Not to do so would make you quite the fool"
Nice pun, Alex.
Good one. 😜
Oh no I actually fell for it!
A huge first party game like this would've been announced at the Nintendo Direct show, never heard of it: therefore fake. Even if it isn't April Fool's day, I won't believe it.
I bet it'll run like my Mom in a naked egg and spoon race on the original 3ds
Mario Maker has a higher chance of porting to 3DS.
@Crimsontadpoles Yeah, I mean, they only have a few more minutes for the UK's April Fools.
But seriously, nice try. I'd have gone with Splat2n, but a port works equally well as a joke.
"Not to do so would make you quite a fool."
Oh. OH. OOOOOOOOOH!
Any word about the FNaF crossover DLC?
Yeah, right. Totally. Nice try though.
WILL PEOPLE STOP PRANKING ON 1ST APRIL ALREADY?!?!?!? I HATE THIS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
seriously guys? this is the best you could do?
OK FINE I BELIEVED IT FOR 2 SECONDS before I realized its april 1st
I would have believed it if it weren't for inkle...That's just a dumb name.
Nope. Not trusting you. I know what day it is, and the "Legends" part gives it away!
Nice try but I'm on guard lvl 9 for today.
Now if it was an NX news like the ones before, you'll get some bites
The thing is, we ARE destined to get A Splatoon spinoff game for 3ds... Lol
They always port Wii or Wii u games to 3ds. There were some good 3ds games that I wanna see for the Wii u, but we all know that's never gonna happen.
The only fool here is you NL hahahaha i aint fallin for that
Oh... April fools. Does this mean I should avoid NinendoLife for the entire day?
Only playable with the 3DS LAN Adapter? Nice.
You almost got me, then I checked the date. Nice try, guys.
Me looking at the headline: "Wait, wha-oh. It's April Fools. Oh boy, here we go!
Pinch punch 1st of the month almost had me at first but good April fools days prank tho .
Lol when watching the video... I knew it was an April fools joke but I did get a little bit concerned if it was gonna be real
well tried ;p
Nice April Fools, believed it for one sec.
Forgot it was April 1st, thanks for the reminder
Damn, and I would bought it too... if it wasn't for you April-fooling kids...
Haha, nice one guys... would have been more convincing if you hadn't called it 'legends'. makes no sense in the Splatoon universe. Though I guess all the jokes drawing comparison with HW wouldn't have worked otherwise... either way, It's funnier when you DON'T feel like the biggest idiot on the planet for believing it anyway. IGN got me once like that...
Also... lol at 29 FPS. Classic...
This hurt me. bad.
On a serious note, I'm surprised they haven't added the inkling to super smash bros yet.
The second I read "Legends" I knew this was the April Fools joke. I think I would have believed it longer if you guys had chosen a better name.
@Cloudslinger They're done adding characters. Maybe they'll be excluwive to the NX port, but for Wii U and 3DS they're done.
Didn't fool me for a second this year, but it still baffles me that trusted news outlets actively try to fool their reader base in this pointless date.
Mario Maker would do phenomenally well on the 3DS. I'd by my daughter a 3DS version just for her so to free my Wii U.
With the way the 3DS LAN adapter plugs into the battery port (as the only other ports are the headphone and IR port) you won't be playing for too long
For the people complaining about not believing it for a second...would you rather it is believable?
Yes and soon : "Xenoblade Chronicle X legends" !
April Fools! You got me. If only this was real...
Nice Try, but, Better luck next time, XD
A Bad April Fools Joke. But anyway, Day 1 purchase for me!
I just love the "Inkle" joke
Oh, I actually fell for it...
Nice try, nintendolife, but if a 3DS splatoon did happen, it wouldn't be called "Splatoon Legends". It'd be called "Splatoon: (insert bad 80s reference/ squid pun here) edition".
@Socar I feel ya. But on the other hand, I do absolutely love pulling a perfect prank on some one else
April Fools obviously! Nice try!
Hate you guys so much right now.
Hahahaha that sure would be cute tho!!
I knew this was an April fools joke from reading the headline, nice try though.
If not for the lan adapter bit and being fake...this would print money.
Can we get an Editorial on what Inkle's inclusion might mean for the franchise going forward?
You never know, could be happen one day. When it comes to the 3ds, Nintendo normally only releases themes & cover plates for the smaller New 3ds model based on actual 3ds games. Yet Splatoon is one of the only non 3ds games to have both themes & New 3ds cover plates available.
No actual gameplay vid,source not mentioned and just a single screenshot and no info from the actual companies that this exists.
I THINK IT'S FAKE, YO
Terrible April Fools joke tbh.
@Rhydas You should probably everywhere for the entire day. 0.o
Now I'm off to admire some obligatory Fakemon.
Heh, I like that April fool. Nice.
Sm4sh Wii U Legends
I fell for it until I read the comments... that's what happens when you check the site right after waking up.
I was wondering what today's AF joke would be, but the actual news heard this morning kind of got in the way. This one, though, is unmistakably a prank!
Just found out, release date is not until 01/01/2017. Darn!
Have to admit,you got me until I thought "why haven't I seen this anywere else?". It's a very good one.
Welp, you got me. You got me good...
well played NL well played
I thought this was real untill I read the comments......
Well that was disapointing. I've been wanting this portable then remembered the day... Can't wait til this is over
It would've been better to have been rickrolled.
Also as Strong Bad says the internet ruined April fools day
A new character called Inkle will be included too
the video did make me laugh though
sigh at least it is only once a year....
Nice try but I expect Splatoon to be featured in Nintendo's next handheld.
For a second I actually believed that. Oh, Nintendo Life.
I would love to see both Splatoon and Mario Maker on 3DS... But yeah April and stuff
I definitely did not see this coming. I wonder what the name for Super Mario Maker be when it is ported to 3DS..."Super Mario Maker Legends?"
Edit: Whoops, never mind. I forgot about what today was...
I didn't see the title of Splatoon Legends to begin with, so I watched the video, got about halfway, then remembered what the day was...
Well done guys.
There was actually one or two leaks about this a few days ago.
"LAN ADAPTER"??? Yeah right!!! Good one!
I forgot it was April Fools, so the title nearly gave me a heart attack until I saw "Splatoon Legends" as the name...
Yea nice try lol. Like others said... the addition of Legends in the name gave it away.
The chalk outline graphics look horrible. I know this is an April Fool's Joke but seriously, they looked bad in Smash 3DS (i know you can turn them off) and that's all I see when looking at Hyrule Warriors Legends.
Read the headline and quickly realised it's April fools day... For once Nintenod Life didn't trick me
Lame April fools day joke
The V-Boy '95 . . . ROLF . . . Alex, you are a rock star!!
Ugh. I hate April 1st.
I believed it until he showed the cables needed to play with other people.. And he DID say FOOL.
MY B-S METER IS OFF THE CHARTS!!
Nice April Fools joke, guys.
Before reading any of the comments...I call this Bowser Malarkey.
I know it's April 1st, but that's just cruel!
I fell for the VR prank last year, but not this time! Great fake box art btw.
April Fools, haha. Good try.
Obvious April fools is obvious.
The title had me fooled for about 2 seconds. Calling it Legends and just the fact that it would run so awfully on the 3DS made me remember it was April 1st. Good job guys.
You know it's legit when only NL reports this "news"
Nice try, but using a LAN adapter for online, that makes no sense.(LAN= local area network)
If only.this was real.Next can we have Mario maker and amiibo update for Mario kart 7.
Nice try, but I'm aware what today is (it was also said they won't do a 3DS Splatoon too)
Thank God this garbage is a falsehood.
Oh god what if NL isn't joking lol. Like a reverse April Fools day prank lol.
Nice try, NL. I looked at the calendar this morning. : P
Disappointing article. Had to watch the video to get any laughs, but it was already a letdown by that point.
Every day I wake up and check my phone for texts, emails, and news articles... and every April Fools day I am completely oblivious to the fact of what date it is for the first 5 minutes or so. When I first saw this article, I thought I missed a surprise Direct or something. Silly me.
Thank you Nintendo Life for a great April Fools video and nice news article about the Splatoon game on 3DS.
More like my 3ds will go Splat if I even attempted to load the game. Nice April fools joke xD
I believe it, LAN adapter and all!
Hah I needed the reminder.
I was mad at first thinking it was true. "Another exclusive lost to the spoiled little brother." But realized what today was lol.
But seriously though.. Nintendo needs to port upgraded popular 3ds games to wiiu.
me when I watched this: ok this doesn't sound pretty believable but maybe... "They are adding the unused character inkle" ...ok you lost me.
Sorry Alex, the LAN adapter gave it away for me. A three pin power connector can't provide a network connection. Sure there are LAN over power line adapters, but they are modulated on either end with adapters that this device is not. I would have actually liked for this to be true, darned April Fools Day! Good one though.
So April fools.
I mean, I get the 'Legends' joke but that essentially made it impossible to believe straight away.
@Obito_Sigma Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's april fools joke, Sorry!
got me for a bit there
Come on Nintendo life "Legends" really? you can do better than that.
Splatoon ink ops
Splatoon deep squid
Heck I might even fell for splatoon portable squid.
I'm laughing and crying at the same time.
Weak effort NL, you didn't have me for a second
Nice try but my favorite prank was that Luigi thing from a few years back.
I was fooled for a minute then I read the comments and remembered what day it was.... It would make sense on the new 3DS
Yeahno. Can this day be over?
I was fooled for a bit. Then I considered how no footage had been shown and how ridiculous some of it was. I was thinking it was odd that Nintendo hadn't dropped this bomb in the Direct. It was the 29 FPS and Inkle when I realized that this was a joke. Shame on me.
It was shocking to see this. Then there was Inkle. Then I checked the date. Well played Alex. Also 29 fps? Why so random.
I actually believed the headline, but as soon as it mentioned Hyrule Warriors Legends I realised what was going on.
this would be awesome tbh
Happy April Fools to you, too, guys.
At least they made the screen look like from a 3DS with all the pixelation.
I'm sure this is April Fools shenanigans but I would buy a portable Splatoon.
Maybe on NX, eh?
Jelly & ice-cream! I GOT SO EXCITED!
...Legends? Really? You couldn't think of a better name? xD
A funnier April Fools prank would be to declare Metroid: Federation Force and Paper Mario Color Splash as cancelled
@Megumi We felt it aided the ridiculousness.
Also, HAI ALEX! lol
I'll be shocked if anyone believed this to be true.
thanks! just preordered a copy at my local BB.
@Pac-Fan The name "Inkle" is a reference to Linkle, who was in the concept art for Hyrule Warriors but didn't become playable until Hyrule Warriors Legends, hence "Splatoon Legends." Someone might've already responded to this, but I'm too lazy to sift through all the comments.
Thanks Nintendo Life!
Your "Fool/Fools" is/are in another web!
The "Inkle" joke was pretty funny and clever.
Good job, guys. I saw threads on other gaming forums freaking out because they assumed this was real.
Hmm Hmm, clever ruse, Nintendo Life! Too clever for my tired brain RN.
Hmm Hmm, clever ruse, Nintendo Life! Too clever for my tired brain RN.
Nice job on that faked screenshot. I like how the inkling is outlined like the characters on Smash 3DS.
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I have to say the "Legends" bit gave it away that this was just a prank... I mean, they would probably call it "Splatoon 3D" or something like that. :x Although I have to say, if they reworked the game to be more suited for that handheld I would love that! Like, overhead style maybe?
A part of me wanted this to be real…
HOW CAN SPLATTON BE REAL IF OUR EYES AREN'T REAL?!?!?!?
Wish it were so.
Guys if you think nintendo can't pull of splatoon to 3ds how do you think they bring super smash bros to 3ds.knowing this there might be still a hope
I do like the concept, but hey, not real.
@Obito_Sigma Its a joke
Hey, can you please remove the april fool's articles from the list random articles that are shown below each article? They're shown there as regular articles, alongside regular articles.
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