Nintendo has been giving Splatoon 2 fans plenty of juicy details lately, slowly teasing more and more of the upcoming Octo Expansion with videos appearing regularly over the last few weeks. Another one has now been shared via Nintendo's official Twitter accounts, and we've started to notice a recent trend.
In the video below, you'll notice the player using an ink cannon to fire large bursts of ink at balls on a platform in the distance. The balls need to be shot into the holes in the ground, acting as a new way to play with your favourite ink-based squid creatures.
This is similar in a way to another recently shared video which saw you pushing a giant object around in Splatoon's version of an escort mission. This manipulation of objects heavily reminds us of the Shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; numerous challenges saw Link have to either escort a stone ball around a room until it gets to the goal, or stand at a device to control ball (or other object) movement in the distance.
We're not sure if the Splatoon developers have taken inspiration from Link's latest outing or not, but we're liking the look of these puzzle-based activities either way. The creativity appears to be oozing through Nintendo's walls at the moment and we're excited to see how this expansion plays out.
Well, I did say in the ball vid article that it reminds me of Portal, especially Portal 2 with the various fluids. I had similar feelings about Zelda's shrines. Not that it's a bad thing, since both those games lack the main gimmick of the Valve series and work with different abilities instead.
Didn't everyone notice this ages ago? Sometimes I wonder if this is a news website or a history one
Anyway it's not a bad thing, Nintendo is really good at creating a concept, elaborating on it and then abandoning it. It's a method of game design that is used in a lot of their games, and they've pretty much mastered it by now.
Imagine playing Splatoon in BotW, it will take years to paint the landscape...
I hope the campaign is reasonably long, playing as an octoling is a nice bonus but I really care about the lore of Splatoon and stuff like that.
However I have no idea who Biggie or 2Pac are.
@Nincompoop Splatoon 3 will be open world!
Those curling bombs will come in handy!
@Royalblues It's 80 levels!
@SmaggTheSmug I agree with the Portal similarities and that excites me. FPS puzzle games don't come around too often and this looks great.
It’s a Hardmode DLC...
There's 80 levels they're showing ones that are somewhat simple to understand at first glance. Nothing to get overworked about.
That’s good. i want it to be long. I wouldn’t pay $20 for DLC unless I was getting valuable gameplay. But so far this expansion is looking like what good DLC should be.
@Flipbot I can't wait!!
@Alex18 YEAAAAH Hard mode ftw!
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