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Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch)

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Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter, just like its prequel, and it also presents the same unique mechanics to the genre, like shooting ink from your guns instead of bullets, and being able to use that ink to traverse through painted zones, by turning into a squid. This squid form can move quicker through these zones, although it cannot shoot like the humanoid form. The game once again combines motion controls with the analogue stick.

Several new features are present, while maintaining the same gameplay elements of the original. There is a brand new single-player campaign, besides a local multiplayer mode due to the Switch’s ad-hoc functionality, both on the Switch console itself and on the TV. Besides classical weapons from the original game, like Splattershot, Ink Roller and Splat Charger, the game also presents the player with several new guns, like Splat Dualies, which allow for a wider range of fire. New special attacks are also introduced, being unlockable throughout the matches, including a rocket launcher with lock-on capabilities or a jetpack able to fire Inklings (the playable characters) into the sky and have them drop bombs. There also new maps exclusive to this game, making it larger than the original.

The sequel retains the aesthetic look of the original, with an even more vibrant color scheme. This comes into play particularly during the stylistic character customization system, which is meant to have players make use of the screenshot functionality, to take pictures of their personalized Inklings and share them online.


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Alternate Titles

  • "スプラトゥーン2" -- Japanese spelling
  • "스플래툰2" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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Critic Reviews

Nintendo Life Jul 18, 2017 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100 Oct 19, 2018 9.6 out of 10 96
Switch Player Jul 18, 2017 4.6 out of 5 92
Videogameszone Jul 18, 2017 91 out of 100 91
Video Chums Jul 22, 2017 9 out of 10 90 Aug 19, 2017 8.8 out of 10 88
GamePro (Germany) (IDG) Jul 18, 2017 84 out of 100 84
Reboot Aug, 2017 8 out of 10 80 Jul 22, 2017 16 out of 20 80 Jul 19, 2017 77 out of 100 77


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  • The Game Awards
    • 2017 – Best Family Game – Nominated
    • 2017 – Best Multiplayer – Nominated

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リカルド・フィリペ (194773) added Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch) on Jul 11, 2017