At its Switch presentation yesterday, Nintendo showed off a variety of games that would be making their way to the company's console. This included Super Mario Odyssey, Sonic Mania, ARMS, 1-2 Switch, Fire Emblem Warriors, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
The company has announced that Splatoon 2 is headed to the Switch hybrid console as well.
Splatoon 2 is the successor to the original Splatoon that was released for the Wii U back in 2015. The third-person multiplayer shooter tasked players with controlling characters called "Inklings" that could morph between squid and humanoid forms. The title offered a single player campaign as well as multiplayer modes, allowing players to battle each other with weapons filled with colored ink in rich environments. The game was well-received and currently sports a Metacritic score of 81/100.
For seasoned players of Splatoon, the second game in the series offers more of the same. New weapons and moves are being introduced to make gameplay more competitive with some weapons from the original Splatoon being "remixed". Along with an online multiplayer mode that pits up to eight players against each other, gamers can also battle each other locally. Moreover, the company also promises the return of familiar characters along with new ones.
You can watch the trailer of the game below:
Nintendo also promises post-launch updates so that fresh content will be added on a regular basis. Additionally, it says that a smartphone application will also be released to "enhance matchmaking and allow for voice chat options". Splatoon 2 for the Nintendo Switch is slated for a summer 2017 release.