Splatoon 2 - Accolades Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Splatoon 2 - Accolades Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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Splatoon 2 (Japanese スプラトゥーン 2 Supuratūn 2) is a 2017 third-person shooter developed and published by Nintendo. It is the sequel to 2015's Splatoon for Wii U. It was released on July 21st for Nintendo Switch.


Splatoon 2 was created as a direct sequel to Splatoon to meet the existing fans' expectations. It was important for the development team that it appeals to not only the first game's playerbase, but to the demographic that was interested in Splatoon despite not buying it. This makes it a proper sequel in the team's eyes.

The intended appeal was worked toward by giving the game a new take on existing aspects and resetting old strategies, creating an entirely new meta that would still change based on updates. While performance was a factor in changes to weapons and gear, the developers focused more on how they would feel to use.

The dev team also set the game world two years later than in Splatoon to make returning players feel as if the series were growing with them.

Another point of focus was on utilizing the features of the Nintendo Switch, such as creating tactile experiences using HD Rumble, making sure Splatoon 2 always runs at 60 FPS and continued amiibo compatibility for the series.

The game was teased on October 20, 2016, in the First Look at Nintendo Switch trailer. It was properly announced in the Nintendo Switch livestream on January 13, 2017, confirming that it is a sequel and not an updated Splatoon port in the vein of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Splatoon 2 is, as its predecessor, to receive frequent updates and in-game events such as regional Splatfests. Balancing is also expected for updates.

Splatfest World Premiere

The Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere is a free premiere to the upcoming game, Splatoon 2. You can download it now on the eShop. You are currently not allowed to do anything except create an Inkling, do the tutorial level, and explore Inkopolis Square. But on July 15 the first Splatoon 2 splatfest will be held.

You are given two options for teams. Cake or Ice Cream. You can choose and put on your shirt. You get four different weapons. You get the Splat Dualies, Splat Charger, Splat Roller, and Tentatek Splattershot. Further info will be released soon.

Global Testfire

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire was a free demo available for download on the Nintendo Switch eShop. It allowed players to battle in free Turf Wars for six one-hour scheduled playtimes ahead of the release of Splatoon 2. These times spanned from March 24 to 26, 2017.

Players were able to use the Splattershot, Splat Charger, Splat Dualies, and Splat Roller weapons. The Reef and Musselforge Fitness comprised the map rotation. Clothing and hairstyle was randomized for each player every match.


Splatoon 2 takes place two years after the original Splatoon, and in that time, Inkling culture has changed significantly. To reflect this, several aspects of the game, from the music to the brands to the interface style, are stylized in a distinct new way.

A new character, Murch, has been introduced. He looks up to Spyke as a role model and works in his industry.

Another new character is the small, Judd-like cat named Li'l Judd, who represents the "Bad Guys" in deciding who wins battles.

The characters from Splatoon also show up, but with different roles. For instance, Crusty Sean, once the manager of Inkopolis Plaza's Shrimp Kicks shoe store, now runs an independent food cart in Inkopolis Square.

The new Hero Mode's entire story is yet to be known, but it has been revealed that the Great Zapfish has been stolen by the Octarians yet again. Along with this, DJ Octavio has escaped his globe and Callie has been kidnapped. Marie acts as the new Cap'n Cuttlefish for the new Hero Mode, guiding you though the stages to get the Great Zapfish back and save Callie. Sheldon can now supply you with weapons other than the default weapon that you get at the beginning of the Hero Mode.


Splatoon 2 plays like Splatoon, but with many new weapons to utilize. To compensate for the Nintendo Switch's lack of a dual-screen layout, the X button is now pressed to show the map menu, where a teammate to Super Jump to can be selected using the Directional Buttons. As a result, B is used to jump. Other than these, the controls are unchanged. The game can be played using all available controllers, though the standard will be to use the Joy-Con docked inside the Joy-Con Grip.

The Nintendo Switch opens up possibilities for portable and local-multiplayer play. There will be other modes than private matches for local multiplayer, but only Private Battle Spectator View and LAN Play have been revealed. Splatoon 2 can connect to the Nintendo Switch's paid smart device app for additional multiplayer features, such as voice chat and scheduling matches.

In multiplayer, images of each player's weapon are shown in the squid icons at the top of the screen. In addition to this, a players squid icon will flash metallically when their special weapon has charged.

The game supports local multiplayer, even when the Nintendo Switch Console is taken on the go.

More level elements from Splatoon's Hero Mode are to appear in the games' maps, such as Ink Railings being added to Moray Towers.


Turf War

Turf War is the main online mode of the game. The object is to cover more ground with ink than the opposing team in three minutes.

Ranked Battle

Ranked Battle describes several competitive online modes where the player's rank is increased or decreased depending on wins and losses.

Hero Mode

A new Hero Mode will be available, expanding on the story of the Octarians who appear to be attacking again.

Salmon Run

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Salmon Run is a new PvE online mode. In-universe, it is run by the company Grizzco Industries, which has set up a part-time workplace for Inklings. Teams of four Inklings are sent to a faraway island to battle waves of the native Salmonid and receive Power Eggs.

Inklings in Salmon Run gear.

Inklings must wear special gear within this mode, including a lifesaver. If an Inkling is splatted, a teammate can revive them by inking the lifesaver they deploy.

Golden Eggs are a rare drop from Boss Salmonids. An Inkling can carry one at a time in a small sack, and must place Golden Eggs in a containment unit in the center of the map. Once enough Golden Eggs have been collected, the containment unit is shipped off back to Inkopolis. Rewards are proportional to the number of Golden Eggs the team collects.


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The hub world of Splatoon 2 is Inkopolis Square, a section of Inkopolis separate from Inkopolis Plaza. A variety of maps and other locations have been showcased, including more rural areas similar to Octo Valley's visual appearance. Inkopolis Square also has new statue monuments with a tortoise and an origami crane.


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Humpback Pump Track
Moray Towers
Musselforge Fitness
The Reef
Starfish Mainstage
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Inkblot Art Academy
Sturgeon Shipyard
Port Mackerel
Shifty Station (only in Splatfests)
S2 Stage Shifty Station
Snapper Canal
Snapper Canal
Manta Maria
Manta Maria
Kelp Dome
Blackbelly Skatepark
Blackbelly Skatepark (Splatoon 2)
Mako Mart
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Walleye Warehouse
Shelloendorf Institute
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Arowana Mall
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Splatoon 2 introduces many weapons of all (and brand-new) types and classes. Over time, new models of the weapons will be released.

Main Weapons

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A Splat Roller in use.

In addition to new weaponry, all of the Main Weapons from the original Splatoon will reappear; but now come with different sets, new techniques, adjusted parameters, and recolored designs, altering their associated playstyles.
  • Heavy Splatling, with adjustments to the barrel angle.
  • Slosher, with cosmetic adjustments to the handle and suspension arm.
  • Splat Charger, whose charge can be maintained by holding the ZR trigger while becoming a squid, though this gives off a glowing effect and is not indefinite.
  • Splat Roller, which can now use a narrow long-range flick when fired while jumping.
  • Splat Dualies, short-range twin pistols that can fire at two targets separately. They grant the ability to dodge-roll by pressing the B button while firing; this also leaves a pool of ink behind and temporarily combines the weapon's two reticles into one.
  • Brella, An umbrella like weapon that shoots splats of ink like rain from a cloud, it can open up as a protection shield when trigger is held on for long enough.
  • Splattershot, with cosmetic adjustments to the barrel.

DLC Weapons

Sub Weapons

Special Weapons

Splatoon 2 is set to have more Special Weapons than Splatoon, but all will be original; none of Splatoon's Special Weapons will reappear in this game.

  • Inkjet, hovering the user in the air with a jetpack-like contraption, and allowing them to fire bursts of ink at will before launching them back to where the special was used.
  • Splashdown, a large, immediate explosion of ink, also usable while Super Jumping to ensure a safe landing.
  • Sting Ray, a power washer-like weapon that fires a concentrated stream of ink through solid surfaces, yet is very slow to turn and has a Killer Wail-style indicator before firing.
  • Tenta Missiles (tentative name), a series of ink missiles that are aimed at other players and fall towards them from above, somewhat similar to an Inkstrike, with indicators to show their landing points.
  • Bomb Launcher, This weapon bares a resemblance to the Bomb Rush, except instead of the player throwing the bombs by hand, they are launched from a launcher.
  • Ink Storm, An weather machine that creates a large, mobile raincloud of ink.
  • Baller, a giant hamster ball that roll you anywhere and exploded.
  • Ink Armor, increase your defense for your whole team for only one attack.
  • Bubble Blower, a bubble blower wand that creates three large bubbles.

amiibo support

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New Splatoon 2-compatible amiibo will be released, including several new designs for the Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid.
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The amiibo compatible with Splatoon 2.

The Splatoon 2 Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy amiibo can save customization data for weapon, hairstyle, and gear combinations and abilities, and can be used to set them even on another Nintendo Switch. However, they are limited to holding customization for only Inklings of the same gender. The function of the Splatoon 2 Inkling Squid amiibo is currently unknown.
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An Inkling taking a selfie.

Each amiibo enables the player to take selfies of their Inkling, and post them to social media via the Nintendo Switch album.

amiibo may also unlock exclusive items. The Inkling Girl may unlock Splatoon 2 logo earrings, a new schoolgirl uniform, and shoes. The Inkling Boy may unlock a ninja costume and a set of Splat Dualies. The Inkling Squid may unlock a metal power suit and a Dynamo Roller.

All Splatoon amiibo are forwards-compatible with Splatoon 2. The Splatoon Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl, and Inkling Squid will unlock exclusive weapons.


Splatoon 2 offers greater customization of players' Inkling characters. In addition to preexisting types of clothing, different hairstyles and pants can also be worn, which have no impact on abilities.



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