3 Reasons to Be Excited for Splatoon 2
Among all the games announced so far for the Nintendo Switch, one multiplayer title that definitely has fans interested is Splatoon 2. Splatoon was an ink-based third-person shooter released for the Wii U, and after its positive reception, it looks like this new IP is here to stay.
So, why should you be excited for Splatoon 2? Here are a few reasons.
1. It’s a full-fledged sequel.
When fans first caught glimpses of Splatoon 2 in the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer, many expected it to be a port or enhanced version of the original game. Even with the “2” on the end of it, some people still think it’s just the original with some new content. But no, Splatoon is a full-fledged sequel!
It even has a new single-player story set two years after the first game, although no further details have been revealed.
2. It has local Private Battles and LAN Play.
The original Splatoon only included a special 1-versus-1 mode for local multiplayer, but Splatoon 2 will allow up to 8 players to play Private Battles together through local wireless. Alternately, up to 8 docked consoles can be connected through a wired LAN setup with the all-new LAN Play.
You still need a Nintendo Switch for each player, but at least it’s a start.
3. It features all-new stages.
Splatoon 2 won’t just retread the stages found in the original, either. While at least one stage (Moray Towers) will return for the sequel, three new stages have already been revealed: The Reef, Musselforge Fitness, and Diadema Amphitheater. We hope to see many more as we get closer to the game’s summer 2017 release.
These are three reasons to be excited for Splatoon 2. What are you looking forward to the most when Splatoon’s sequel launches for the Nintendo Switch?