Wii U owners have had a bit of time to decide whether they are a kid or a squid at this point following the release of Splatoon, and they’ve had little reason to put it down for long because of the ample amount of content continuously being added to the title. Whether it be a new multiplayer map or weapon, Nintendo has been sure to give fans a reason to keep booting up their consoles and coating the title’s virtual battleground in ink.
Now the company has announced plans to take it one step further, and it’ll do so by adding an entirely new multiplayer mode to Splatoon called Tower Control. Much to the delight of fans, the wait for the new mode won’t be much longer at all either, and it has an uncanny resemblance to Team Fortress 2‘s Payload mode.
According to the Big N, players can look forward to the new mode arriving at 7 P.M. PT on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. While a new mode should help address the initial lack of content that we cited in our review of Splatoon, the Tower Control mode itself also offers up a very different way of playing the game online. Suffice to say, it should make for a nice level of variety in comparison to the Turf War mode.
The main goal behind Tower Control, as its name heavily implies, is to control a tower that is sitting in the middle of the battlefield. This is done by standing on the structure, which in turn makes it begin to shift towards the opposition’s side of the map. Whichever team can make the tower reach the goal placed within enemy territory wins the game, and takes all of the additional points and glory that comes with it.
Following Nintendo’s onslaught of additional content for the game, it’s not all that surprising to see that the company wants to continue to grow the community surrounding Splatoon. At this rate, it’s hard to say how long the continued support for the title will last, but the house of Mario isn’t letting off the gas just yet.
It’s evident that Nintendo plans to increase the shelf life of some of its major titles on the Wii U, following the release of downloadable content for Mario Kart 8 and the continued release of additional Super Smash Bros. fighters. It’s hard to say what the Japanese gaming giant still has planned next for fans of its existing software, but only time will tell.
Splatoon is currently available exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U. The new Tower Control mode will be available at 7 P.M. PT on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.