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Tonight we paint the town orange in Splatoon live on Twitch


Splat-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-Splatoon
May 28
 
Tonight the game you've all been waiting for releases at midnight, Splatoon. I'm so darned excited I'm sitting here dripping ink in anticipation, because I'm a squid now. Join me tonight as I kid and squid it up on my journey...




Amazon announces timed amiibo Wave 4 and Splatoon availability for tomorrow


Available during random time frames
May 28
 
Amazon has announced its plans for Super Smash Bros. Wave 4 and Splatoon amiibo, just under 24 hours from release. The company shared a list of time windows for when each amiibo will become available. During each window, the ...




Why yes, I would like an NES Zapper in Splatoon


Too good to be true?
May 28
 
This supposed image of the Prima strategy guide for Splatoon shows some curious weapons including, oh my god, NES Zappers. The names even reflect the light guns' release years! Is this stuff real? One of the weapons, the Inkb...




Splatoon players hope to make it Nintendo's next big eSport


Competitive squidding
May 28
 
The minds behind the popular competitive Super Smash Bros. forums SmashBoards are at it again, and this time they have their eyes set on Splatoon. SquidBoards hopes to be the hub for all things competitive Splatoon, from...




Very Quick Tips: Splatoon


Jelonzo is the coolest
May 28
 
Just because Splatoon is a light-hearted online experience, that doesn't mean that it lacks depth. Here are some tips to help you along the path to ranked dominance.




Large shipment of UK copies of Splatoon stolen, GAME heavily affected


Check your email UK readers
May 27
 
Our Splatoon review just went up this morning, and a lot of people have been discussing the game in anticipation of Friday's launch. Unfortunately, a number of community members have brought a disturbing series of events...




Review: Splatoon


A splash hit for Nintendo
May 27
 
If you think Nintendo hasn't been taking risks, you haven't been paying attention. Yes, most fans await the next Mario and Zelda announcement with bated breath during every E3 presentation, but the publish...




This Space Jam/Splatoon audio mashup almost makes me not hate Space Jam


Space Jam is the devil
May 26
 
You know how a lot of Star Wars fans dislike Jar Jar Binks? As a life long Loony Tunes fan, that's exactly how I felt about Space Jam when I first saw it, back when it was originally released in theaters. I was pretty s...




Go rock this unofficial Splatoon outfit in Animal Crossing


You're a kid now
May 25
 
Do you still boot up Animal Crossing: New Leaf every once in a while? I'm a terrible neighbor -- I've probably caused a lot of woodland creatures to skip town because I never leave my house. For those of you who are stil...




Remember, the last Splatoon Global Testfire session is tomorrow


Ink out your schedule
May 22
 
Splatoon is almost out, but before then, you can enjoy one last Global Testfire session on Wii U. It'll take place tomorrow at 3PM PST, 11PM UK -- once again it will attempt to cater to players all across the world. As a...




The kids in Splatoon could have been rabbits!


I'm a rabbit now, I'm a squid now
May 20
 
In the latest of Nintendo's Iwata Asks series, the producer of Splatoon revealed that at one point in development you'd play as a rabbit instead of kids! Perhaps they changed it because "You're a rabbit now, you're a kid...




Squid Now - A Splatoon avant-garde art film


By your favorite person alive, me!
May 19
 
"Better than anything David Cage has been making" - Edgar Velasco (MoonSpiderHugs) "You've gotta be squidding me." - Zainré Fang "So Nintendo hired David Lynch to create a Splatoon commercial?" - quetzalcoat...




Game News Haikus: Bloodstained, Fallout 4, The Witcher 3, and more


Zen-distilled stories
May 18
 
To fans of weird deadpan comedy poetry: I'd like to extend my humblest apologies for the hiatus. I'd like to say I was celebrating the 10th episode by taking some time off, but the reality is that I have just been super busy...




Miiverse art shows up as graffiti in Splatoon


Prepare for dickbutts everywhere
May 18
 
Since it was brought to Wii U, Miiverse has been a home for a pretty even split of amazing art, terrible stick figure comics and rough sketches of genitalia. Now, prepare for Splatoon to be invaded with a similar mix of commu...




[Spoilers] Splatoon timeline partially revealed through unlockables


Not what I expected
May 17
 
The image above is not the official Splatoon timeline. It's a goof created by a fan. Still, it shows that some people are already invested enough in the game to start pondering where it fits in the larger Nintendo universe, d...




These Splatoon cushions are pretty much the best


Japan-only
May 15
 
[Update: multiple community members have sent in this link to AmiAmi, where they are on pre-order for July.] Nintendo is marketing Splatoon pretty aggressively, and the newest part of the blitz in Japan seems to be ...




The worst part of the '90s are alive in this Splatoon commercial


Kidz Bop is better
May 13
 
The '90s had some terrible commercials, like for real. They often times had really cheesy or bad jingles, just like this new commercial for Splatoon. The only thing this is missing is a geeky kid with glasses covering a bull...




Here's everything from the Splatoon Nintendo Direct


The demo is out today
May 07
 
Nintendo just ran a Splatoon-centric Direct presentation, and it provided a ton of information on the soon-to-be-released shooter. First, to play ranked modes online, you have to reach level 10 (as was previously announced), ...




A special Splatoon Nintendo Direct is coming next week


May 7
Apr 30
 
Splatoon has captivated the hearts of many Wii U fans, and soon, we'll be able to learn a bit more about it. On Thursday, May 7 at 10AM EST, Nintendo will hold a Splatoon-centric Direct for the world. No details were given, but I expect to see more regarding the campaign, and possibly the amiibo functionality. Join us next week for the event, and we'll give you a full rundown of what happened.




Splatoon is a shooter, so of course it will be getting DLC


Nintendo confirms it
Apr 23
 
It was pretty obvious that Splatoon would be getting some form of post-launch DLC, but now Nintendo has confirmed it. Speaking to GamesRadar, producer Hisashi Nogami notes that "we do have some plans to follow ...




Nintendo felt the need to share ten facts about squid


The beginning of Squidtoid, probably
Apr 14
 
Did you know Splatoon is going to release kind of soon? Nintendo's fully aware, and it wants to make sure you know too. But, it doesn't have any game-related information to share on April 14, 2015, so it sent along ten f...




Nintendo tries something new for Splatoon amiibo


Bundle them up!
Apr 01
 
Well, this is a change of pace for Nintendo's amiibo release. We've known for a while now that Splatoon would get its own figures. However, Nintendo revealed at today's Direct that it's bundling the game's three amiibo togeth...




Splatoon to have splitscreen mode, ranked battle


So much for local multiplayer matches
Apr 01
 
As reiterated during today's Nintendo Direct, Splatoon is going to have four-versus-four online ranked battles with specific rules that differ from the normal mode. Splat Zones is a ranked mode where players battle over speci...




New Splatoon screenshots reveal clothing, weapons, stages, and characters


May is going to be messy
Mar 26
 
Nintendo released over 100 screenshots for Splatoon today, my favorite of which are in the gallery below, that reveal new characters, enemies, modes, weapons, maps, and clothing for customizing characters. Looks like there ar...




I see a lot of classic Mario platforming design in Splatoon's campaign


Definitely a good thing
Mar 23
 
While Splatoon's multiplayer was on display for all to see at E3 2014, the single-player campaign was fairly under wraps. We now know that it will be a completely separate affair from online play, complete with a full na...




Nintendo: 'Splatoon is aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did to racing'


Reggie Fils-Aimé is hopeful for the future of this 'major new IP'
Mar 23
 
At a recent event at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I was able to play Splatoon for the first time since E3 2014. It's come a long way since then, and Nintendo is particularly proud of what it...




Splatoon's multiplayer feels promising for casual and hardcore shooter fans, but will people buy it?


Ranked battles are confirmed, but are coming post-launch
Mar 23
 
Nintendo isn't exactly known for its online experiences. With the exception of a few recent titles like Mario Kart 8, the public is typically clamoring for some form of online support. Games like Mario Party 10 would pro...




Miyamoto originally pitched Mario for Splatoon


Maybe that scared the team into coming up with something more creative
Mar 18
 
Splatoon's squishy squids that characterize the game came long after the graffiti-tagging gameplay concept. "We had found that the ink-battle play mechanic was fun, and the team was working very hard to brush up on that aspe...




The joy of painting: Splatoon's Splat Roller looks fun


My love of painting and squids, together at last
Mar 10
 
Not to just gush about Splatoon every darn time we bring up the game and its delightful nonsense, but I'm feeling this short, no-frills showcase of the Splat Roller weapon. Got 20 seconds to spare? The oversized paint roller...




Daily cat fix: Splatoon's Judd takes a cat nap


Haha what
Mar 04
 
Most developers put out lots of trailers, gameplay footage, and screenshots galore to get us excited about their upcoming games. Nintendo uploads this 30 second video of Judd, the feline judge from Splatoon, taking a nap. Ye...




Splatoon's adorable squids originally looked like tofu


Sounds tasty!
Feb 19
 
Can you imagine Splatoon's "Inklings" looking more like tofu than squids? Speaking with Famitsu, the shooter's designers (Hisashi Nogami, Yusuke Amano, and Tsubasa Sakaguchi) revealed the creatures actually started out that w...




Good start, Monday: Splatoon's cat has a bow tie


It's actually his fur!
Feb 09
 
What's a "Splatoon cat"? Sifting through my email this morning for gems to share with you, my eyes darted straight to one from Holmes with that subject line. Whatever it is, I'm in. As translated by NeoGAF user StreetsAhead, ...




Splatoon targeting a May launch on Wii U


Still a few months away, but coming
Jan 14
 
Splatoon finally has a launch month announced on Wii U, and it's May 2015. Announced during today's Nintendo Direct presentation, we also got a couple of new details for the upcoming colorful third-person shooter. Splatoon is...




This Splatoon 60fps trailer is just hnnngh


One of the most promising games of 2015
Nov 19
 
Splatoon came out of nowhere, and it shot into my most anticipated list of 2015. As an unconventional shooter it looks pretty great, and the constant morphing from human to squid looks like it has a lot of value on a tactical level. Although this trailer isn't new, Nintendo has uploaded another version of it that runs at 60fps, so give it a go!




Splatoon might just be Nintendo's most promising new game


Trippy single-player mode revealed
Nov 05
 
When Nintendo announced its wacky four-on-four shooter Splatoon at E3, I thought it looked cool -- spraying ink on the battlefield and then swimming around in said ink is cool -- but I didn't freak out like some people. Havi...




Get splattered with straight Splatoon gameplay


Sick ink, bro
Jun 24
 
The first couple minutes are tutorial and a frustrating watch. I actually didn't have time to play Splatoon at E3 (Darren did), so it's nice to watch a whole match play out. And it's like playing Graffiti in Tony Hawk's...




Good news, everyone: Splatoon will have local multiplayer


Phew!
Jun 20
 
One of my favorite showings at E3 was Splatoon. It looks so wonderfully simple, yet had a layer of tactical depth that I could really get on board with. But my big concern was that it would have online-only play, and if ...




Hands on with Splatoon, a very Nintendo competitive multiplayer shooter


Spray some ink, turn into a squid, the usual
Jun 11
 
Two days ago, if you had told me that Nintendo was working on a competitive multiplayer third-person shooter, I would have thought you were crazy. Imagining Nintendo venturing into the territory of blood-spattered 360 no-scop...




Nintendo announces Splatoon, a 4v4 action game


Third-person ink shooter
Jun 10
 
A new 4v4 multiplayer game was announced by Nintendo, and will be a third-person shooter. Well, kind of. Ink is the key gameplay element in Splatoon that is used in many ways. It's shot on the ground so you and your tea...








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