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Splatoon is a third-person shooter from Nintendo EAD due in the first half of 2015 for Wii U. The game features, a colorful, cartoony aesthetic in which the player controls a squid capable of taking human form and fights with weapons capable fo spraying the environment with colored ink.



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.


Splatoon's single-player campaign pits the player's squid character against an army of evil Octolings and Octarians.


Battle Dojo

The game will feature a local 1v1 mode called Battle Dojo in which players compete via Two-Screen Multiplayer to try and shoot the most balloons.

Unranked Battles

Turf War

Turf War is a 4v4 online mode in which the goal is to cover the most territory with the team's respective ink color. Taking out enemy players does not factor into determining which side wins.

Ranked Battles

Splat Zones

In Splat Zones, two teams face off against each other and have to control a dedicated zone on a map by covering it with their team's ink. This mode is only accessible once a player reaches Level 10. The mode itself will be made available for free after launch when Nintendo decides that a sufficient amount of players has reached Level 10.

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