Splatoon 2 will be hitting the Nintendo Switch this summer, it has been confirmed.
A full sequel rather than a simple update of the Wii U version, Splatoon 2 (not "Spla2oon", which is a shame) will feature new weapons and stages. You'll be able to dual-wield weapons and special items - such as jetpacks powered by ink streams - are also included.
True to the concept of Switch, you'll be able to play Splatoon 2 in a wide range of ways. You can play on the TV using the Joy-Con or Pro Controller, or play in portable mode. Thanks to the motion-sensing power of the Joy-Cons, gyro controls will be enabled every step of the way.
As was the case with Splatoon, updates will appear post-launch and in-game events will also feature.
Here's some detail from the official PR:
Traditional 4-on-4 turf battles return in this full sequel to the original breakout hit game, along with new stages, new fashions and new weapons such as the two-handed Splat Dualies. Players can compete on the TV or on the go. Whether they use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately) or Joy-Con, players can aim their ink using gyro controls. Splatoon 2 supports both local and online multiplayer matches. The game will also support voice chat using the new Nintendo Switch smart device app (a free, limited version of the app will be available this summer), and will add new stages, fashions and weapons after launch, as the original game did. Splatoon 2 is scheduled to launch this summer.
Are you excited yet?