Splatoon 2 will be bringing the ink-splattering war to the Nintendo Switch, the company announced during a press event in Tokyo.
The sequel will improve on the original 2015 colorful multiplayer shooter by introducing several new features.
Taking the stage in a white lab coat, producer Hisashi Nogami confirmed that players will see the addition of a new variety of squid. There will also be several new weapons and other related items such as the beastly dual-wield SMG called “Splatdualies”. The battle stages have evolved as well to offer tactical options for each side.
Nintendo confirmed that Splatoon 2 will be available to play on all three Switch modes: table, TV and handheld. This will give players the freedom to choose between playing with the Joy-Con controllers or the Pro Controller.
Splatoon 2 will receive content support post-release in the form of free updates that add new stages and weapons, much similar to the original game.
Unfortunately, Splatoon 2 is another game that will not be accompanying the launch of the Switch. Instead, it is slated for a release in the summers.
The original Splatoon was released for Wii U in 2015 and was an instant hit. Players pick a side and are tasked with splattering the stage with ink through which they can swim for added battle advantage.
Nintendo Switch is confirmed for an official launch on March 3. It will cost $299.99 in North America, $399.99 in Canada, and $469.99 in Australia. In France and Italy, the price tag will be €349.99 and €329.99 respectively. As for the United Kingdom, Nintendo Switch will hit shelves for £279.99. Finally, it will carry a price tag of ¥29,980 in Japan.