Nintendo continues to ride high after launching the Switch this past March, thanks in large part of solid first-party games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Nintendo is looking to continue that momentum well into the summer months when the unique fighting game ARMS launches followed by a sequel to the fan favorite Wii U online shooter Splatoon. After teasing the single player content at the end of the recent ARMS Direct presentation, Nintendo has finally revealed more information regarding the single player campaign in Splatoon 2 now known as Hero Mode.
Inside Splatoon 2‘s Hero Mode, players are once again taking up arms against the Octarian army, the main antagonists from the first game. This time around however, both Cap’n Cuttlefish and Marie, one-half of the Squid Sisters musical duo, have gone missing. Players will be heading to a new location called Octo Canyon to figure out what happened and use a whole lot of new ink-based firepower to put an end to the troubling situation. Better yet, the weapons players manage to unlock during the campaign also now become available to use in online modes like Turf Wars as well.
Since this game is a sequel, the single player campaign has a whole lot of new mechanics players will need to master, and Nintendo has detailed a few that players will be coming across. The ride rail acts as a way for players to quickly move around a level, while also getting some serious height by jumping off at the right time. An inkfurler, which was briefly seen in the most recent trailer, rolls out for a limited time after getting hit, knocking out enemies while providing a new path for players to go down as well. Lastly, a rolonium can be used as a projectile to squish enemies, or launched by shooting it at an angle.
With E3 2017 just a few weeks away, fans should expect to see plenty more on Splatoon 2 including new information and perhaps a bit of multiplayer gameplay as well. Starting on June 13, Nintendo is kicking off several live tournaments, including the Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational tournament. At this time, no tournament details have been revealed such as the amount of players involved or any potential prizes for the winners, but it is assumed that players will be competing in Turf Wars, the most popular multiplayer mode from the first game. Either way, fans and players alike don’t have too much longer to wait.
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Splatoon 2 launches on July 21, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.