Nintendo surprised us with something new and different at E3 this year with Splatoon. Splatoon is a multiplayer shooter but with its own unique Nintendo touch.  Splatoon is a paintball styled shooter where winning is not determined by kills but rather by covering every possible surface of the game environment with colored paint.  Characters in Splatoon are squid-like and can even turn into squid to traverse throughout the environment.  The catch is when traversing the environment in squid form players will only be able to do this in their team’s color of paint.  Also when running through the opposing team’s color of paint, it will slow the player’s character down to a walk.  Cover can also be taken within the paint but characters will remain venerable even though they are hidden.  There are a variety of weapons available in Splatoon including several that are shown off in the gameplay trailer above.  Splatoon was said to be slated for 2015.


Show Your True Colors
• Team up and take on other teams in an action-filled battle to cover the
level with as much ink as possible. Spray walls to access hard-to-reach
• Covering more territory with ink unlocks powered-up super weapons that
can be used to attack rivals or cover more turf.
• Strategy is everything. Defeat enemies to splatter them in an explosion of
ink, covering more turf for your team. But choose wisely: Players who
only go after the enemy might find their turf redecorated in their enemies’
• Refill ink tanks, hide from opponents or move faster by turning into a
squid and diving into the ink with the tap of a button.
• Select between multiple control options on the Wii U GamePad controller,
including using gyroscopic controls to look around, allowing for better
aiming and control.
• Hop online and battle in four-on-four matches.