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Splatoon is a third-person shooter from Nintendo EAD due in the first half of 2015 for Wii U. The goal of the game's 4v4 territory control mode is to win matches by controlling the map. The way that this is accomplished is by spraying the map with colored ink. The team that covers the largest area by the end of the match wins.
Players are equipped with various ink-spraying guns to coat the environment in their team color and also take down enemy players. Players can also transform into squids and swim through pools of their own team's ink. This squid mechanic can be used to quickly traverse the map or hide from the enemy players. When running through a pool of opposing-color ink, the player's movement is impeded. Players can spray walls with ink in order to scale them in squid form, but inked walls do not count toward territory control percentage, which is based entirely on ground/floor surface coverage. Additionally, there are some surfaces that cannot be covered in ink.
The Wii U GamePad is used as a tactical overview displaying a view of the map and the respective coverage of ink during the match. It can also be used to select fellow team members and fast-travel directly to their location as a squid when at their own team's spawn point.
The game can be played with or without gyroscope assistance to aim. When active, the player can tilt the GamePad to augment the analogue stick aiming.
The game supports online play. At E3 2014, demonstrations were held with two teams of four players each fighting each other over a network.