Splatoon 2 picks up after the original Splatoon game -specifically, nine months after the final Splatoon 1 Splatfest (Callie vs Marie). League Battle is a new online mode replacing Squad Battle, in which teams of two or four battle other teams to gain points in two hours. Players take control of an amnesiac, unconscious Octoling who is found by the character Cap'n Cuttlefish. [42], Similarly to the first game, Splatoon 2 features Splatfest events that include crossovers with other brands, both from other Nintendo properties such as Super Smash Bros. It is the twelfth episode of the " If Mario was in... " series and in it, Desti and her team, the Octoposse, makes their debut. Oh, Splatoon 2, please don't think I've been avoiding you. Winning battles awarded 'clout' to the winning team, and at the end of the Splatfest, the winning side was decided by evaluating popularity and clout earned in both battle modes. The game also features LAN support with an adapter accessory for local private tournaments. These figures, alongside previous Splatoon figures, unlock exclusive in-game clothing and music tracks and allow the player to save a loadout of weapons and clothing to the figure so they can be readily accessed at any time. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before. Splatoon 2 is a 2017 third-person shooter game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Inklings can morph between humanoid form, during which they can fire ink with their weapons, and squid form, which allows them to swim through ink of their own color in order to move quickly and replenish ink supplies. [1][2], Once per month until July 2019, a "Splatfest" event was held in which players could choose one of two teams, usually based on common debates such as heroes versus villains and pancakes versus waffles. Off the Hook, known in Japan as Tentacles (テンタクルズ Tentakuruzu), is an idol duo serving as a replacement for the Squid Sisters in Splatoon 2. [19] A game card-free version, which features a download code inside a game case instead of a game card, was also released in Japan, as well as a Switch hardware bundle including a download code for the game. [51] A motion comic adaptation of the manga was announced in July 2017 and released on YouTube the following month. In Hong Kong, both the Japanese and North American/Oceanian versions are offered in the country's eShop. They discover that Callie herself has sided with the Octarians after being brainwashed by their leader, DJ Octavio, who has escaped his imprisonment after his defeat in the first game and once more is using the Great Zapfish to power his new DJ stage, the Octobot King II. This mode is set in Octo Canyon, a place similar to Octo Valley from the first game. An Octoling with new gear holding an Octarian Slosher. Cap'n Cuttlefish then informs the Octoling that they and Agent 3 fought in Octo Valley before \"something\" attacked the t… [10] A spectating mode called Spectator View has been added for Private Battles only. After the player talks to Judd after reaching level 99 the player will have the option to restart at level ★1 and continue leveling up. An Inkling in the Octoseeker Shakedown mission. [56] It peaked at number five on the Hot Albums chart. [32] Its unanticipated appearance led to speculation by the media and public over whether or not the footage shown was that from a port of Splatoon or a sequel. 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 stra… Splatoon 2 Summary : Splatter enemies and claim your turf as the ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings in the sequel to Nintendo's third-person action shooter game. This album features tracks added in the game's Octo Expansion DLC and other post-release updates, as well as a recording of the game's first live concert. Splatoon 2 also maintains the first game's rotation of Splat Zones, Tower Control and Rainmaker for Ranked Battles, unlocked at level ten, while also adding a new Clam Blitz mode. [73] Electronic Gaming Monthly and Nintendo World Report both stated that the game felt "more like Splatoon 1.5" than a true sequel to the original, but nonetheless complimented the game's new additions. Their first concert was held at Tokaigi 2018 in Japan on February 10, 2018,[58] a second was performed at Polymanga in Switzerland on March 31, 2018,[59] a third concert which featured a new song, "Nasty Majesty" from Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion, was performed at NicoNico Chokaigi in Japan on April 28, 2018, a fourth concert was performed at Tokaigi Game Party 2019 in Japan on January 26, 2019, which featured more songs from the Octo Expansion, and was the first concert to only feature Pearl and Marina, and a two day concert featuring both the Squid Sisters and Off The Hook was performed at Nintendo Live 2019 on October 13-14, 2019, which featured performances based on previous concerts. During Splatfests, a special stage called Shifty Station would be added to the rotation. [88] As of September 2020, ''Splatoon 2'' had sold over 11.27 million copies worldwide, selling twice as much as its predecessor, and making it one of the best-selling Switch games. Ultimate[43] and third-party franchises including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,[44] McDonald's,[45] Uniqlo,[46] Nike,[47] Sanrio,[48] Meiji, and Pocky. The player takes the role of Agent 8, an Octoling with amnesia, who finds themself in a strange subway station connected to a series of research facilities deep underground. This game outshines its predecessor when it comes to modes and sheer content. There are three versions of the game: Japanese, North American/Oceanian, and European. [6][7] The title was officially unveiled on 13 January 2017 at the Nintendo Switch Presentation in Tokyo, Japan[8] and a demo was playable at Switch hands-on events. Her ears are sl… [33][34][35] It was also presented in the trailer in a way that promoted the game as an eSport,[33][36][37] following investments by Nintendo in Splatoon eSport tournaments in late 2016. Splatoon 2 (2016 Videogame) Splatoon 2 (Film) Splatoon 2 (Film)/Transcript; Splatoon 3 (Film) Splatoon 3 (Film)/Trailer transcripts; Splatoon 4 (Film) Splatoon The Series; Splatoon: The Adventures of Callie and Marie; Splatoon: The Animated Series; Splatoon… Starting with Version 3.0.0, instead of the whole numbers used previously, these detailed results were expanded out to all regions as the default metho… All three have been changed in at least one way. The hub for Splatoon 2: Inkopolis Square. In-game Rise of the TMNT gear will also be available. The team who scores 100 points by depositing clams, or has the most points scored when the timer runs out, wins the match. Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion is an expansion pack to the single-player mode of Splatoon 2, a third-person shooter video game for the Nintendo Switch. Splatoon 2 was released in theaters May 27, 2016 with the original cast and new cast, it was received mixed on critics reviews. 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[11] Using a single weapon to beat all of the Hero Mode levels grants the player a Hero Weapon Replica (identical to the campaign weapon) to use in multiplayer matches. The game proved to be massively successful, selling over twice as many units as Splatoon (11.27 million[4] vs. 4.95 million[5]), beating New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe among others, and going on to become the ninth-best selling Nintendo Switch title. Get ready to start slingin’ ink in the action shooting game, Splatoon™ 2, for the Nintendo Switch™ console. Agent 8 in an Inkjet level within the Octo Expansion. The duo consists of Pearl and Marina. Ultimate. The mode Clam Blitz was added to the Ranked Battle stage schedule, alongside Splat Zones, Rainmaker, and Tower Control. Although teased with the reveal of the Switch console, Nintendo did not officially confirm this or any other game showcased in the video as being in development at the time. [63] He also wanted to represent the different setting by putting players in control of an Octoling for the first time in the series to show the difference between the Octoling's and Inkling's culture. Like its predecessor, Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter in which players control characters, known as Inklings and Octolings, and use colored ink as ammunition. [57], Similarly to the first game, a series of real-life virtual concerts featuring the game's signature band Off the Hook have been performed in various locations. Cumber, Iso Padre and familiar faces such as Pearl, Marina and Agent 3. This page has been accessed 887,429 times. The objective of Clam Blitz is to pick up clams, which are scattered around the stage, and deposit them into the goal near the opposing team's base. [78] The Verge named Splatoon 2 as one of their 15 Best Games of 2017. [84] In Japan, Splatoon 2 sold roughly 648,000 copies at retail within the first few days of its launch. Premise. She wears black finger-less gloves and has a white sleeveless dress with a high collar and golden golden zipper that is pulled all the way up. It involves the race of squid-like Inklings participating in turf wars by shooting ink on the battlefield. Agent 8 fighting against a horde of Sanitized Octocopters. Callie is a very fashionable Inkling and has a more 'edgy' design in comparison to her cousin. Cuttlefish was seeking out Agent 3, the protagonist of Splatoon, and decides to help the Octoling after hearing them humming the Squid Sisters' song. As it prepares to fire an enormous solar-powered cannon from the mouth of the statue and destroy Inkopolis, Marina creates a plan to stop it from charging by covering the statue in ink. [17], The game was released worldwide on July 21, 2017. 3.0 Update Callie 2 - Splatoon 2.jpg 1,920 × 1,080; 937 KB. Tower Control now has checkpoints where the tower stops for approximately 5 seconds. The plan is successful, and Pearl uses a voice-powered Killer Wail weapon to finally destroy both it and Tartar. [26], Like the previous game, Splatoon 2 was continually updated post-release with free content. The events of the story mode take place two years after the completion of the first game's Octo Valley mode, while Cap'n Cuttlefish is on vacation with Agent 3. The DLC received generally positive reviews. Unlike the previous game's single-player campaign which had a pre-determined weapon set, the player can now earn various weapons, some of which are required when playing levels for the first time. [52], Splatune 2, a two-disc official soundtrack featuring music from the game by Toru Minegishi, Ryo Nagamatsu, and Shiho Fujii, was published by Enterbrain in Japan on November 29, 2017,[53][54] debuting at number eight on Billboard Japan's Hot Albums chart. The expansion was made available to pre-order shortly after its announcement, with exclusive in-game clothing items available for doing so. For the European version, the game was also localized to Dutch, German, Italian and Russian. Marie arrives with Sheldon and frees Callie from her mind control, and together they help Agent 4 defeat Octavio once more. An Inkling holding large multi-barrel weapons, tentatively named Tenta Missiles. It was released on June 13, 2018. Splatoon 2 Summary : Splatter enemies and claim your turf as the ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings in the sequel to Nintendo's third-person action shooter game. 3.0 Update Callie 1 - Splatoon 2.jpg 1,920 × 1,080; 1.11 MB. [27] While these regular updates were originally due to continue for around a year after the game's launch, with monthly regional Splatfest events being held for around two years,[28] the regular updates were later extended to last until the end of 2018. 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