Nintendo took a big stab in the dark when it unveiled the first Splatoon for the Wii U. The game was hailed by critics as a success. Essentially, Splatoon was a third-person shooting game that used paint guns and bombs instead of bullets. Players, who were squids, could move quickly across levels to cover even more of them in their team’s colored paint. Splatoon 2 is a mild upgrade of the original game.
New weapons and levels are coming. Expect a new roller and a few new special weapons that haven’t been confirmed yet. Up to 8 players can enjoy the game online. As with other Nintendo Switch games, players will be able to use the Joy-Cons to get local multiplayer Turf Battles going.
Splatoon 2 launches July 21st.