Nintendo Direct: Splatoon 2 write-up (7/6/17)

Posted on Thursday, July 6th 2017 at 10:29 a.m.

Splatoon 2 is out in a couple weeks and Nintendo has some new unveils for the game.  I’m excited, and heck I already have it pre-ordered based on how much I played the original!

Customizable Inklings

Skin Tone, hair, etc

Hats, shirts, shoes, and weapons

Main Weapons

Types: Standard shooters, rollers, chargers, splatling chargers, sloshers, blasters

Chargers can store charge

Rollers can be swung vertically

Dualies can use dodge rolled

Sub Weapons

Autobomb, Toxic Mist, and more


UI icon shows who has a special attack ready

Types: Tenta Missiles, Inkjet, Sting Ray, Splashdown, Ink Storm, Bomb Launcher, Ink Armor, Baller

Game Modes

Turf War

Ranked Battle (Tower Control, Splat Zones, Rainmaker)

Team up with friends


Can upgrade gear abilities

Thermal Ink, Object Shredder, Quick Respawn, Respawn Punisher, Drop Roller

Salmon Run

4 player co-op mode

Battle salmonoids

Special rewards earned after completion

SplatNet 2

Mobile app for Splatoon 2 through Nintendo Switch Online app

Order gear, stats, map schedule, etc

Team-only voice chat

Use social media to invite players to matches


Change sensitivity for handheld/tv modes


Save loadouts to amiibo

Exclusive gear unlocks

Compatible with Splatoon 1 and 2 amiibo


Munch food and get more experience per battle

The Shoal

Play with wireless/wired lan play


Squid Beats 2 minigame

Single-Player Mode

Practice with various missions

Future Updates (1 year)

Splat Brella

Bubble Blower

New gear, stages, weapon


Pick a side and win

Play with friends on same team

World Premiere Splatfest - 7/15 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST (before game’s release) Ice Cream vs. Cake (download free game for this Splatfest from eShop)

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