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Nap1100 Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Jun 10th 2014 at 3:17:41 PM

AKA The only thing Nintendo wants to show on Twitch today.

Splatoon is a 4-on-4 third-person shooter developed by Nintendo seemingly based on paintball. The key mechanic that seems to take over the gameplay is that if you paint a surface in your color, you can transform into a squid and dive into the surface, refilling your ammo quicker and travelling quickly.

Simple, but it actually looks really fun. Right now the mode that's really been shown all the time is Turf War, where the goal is to cover more of the map than the other team.

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Jun 10th 2014 at 3:19:11 PM

Should someone create a wiki page for this?

Elbruno Mummy Woomy from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mummy Woomy
Jun 10th 2014 at 3:19:47 PM

I must say, this looks pretty darn cool. I don't think Nintendo's ever done a third person shooter before right? If not, then I have to say I'm liking their take on them.

"Yeah, it's a shame. Here we are in an underground cave with all these lasers, and instead of having a rave we're using it for evil."
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Jun 10th 2014 at 3:41:08 PM

Kid Icarus Uprising would definitely count, but that wasn't exactly a pure example.

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Court Dragon
Jun 10th 2014 at 3:44:14 PM

Sin and Punishment was third-person, but on-rails.

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Elbruno Mummy Woomy from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mummy Woomy
Jun 10th 2014 at 3:45:10 PM

Oh right... I still need to play Uprising, if only for the dialogue.

"Yeah, it's a shame. Here we are in an underground cave with all these lasers, and instead of having a rave we're using it for evil."
TheHeroHartmut Nerds nearly need needy nerdy nerds from a cave, according to my father Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Nerds nearly need needy nerdy nerds
Jun 10th 2014 at 3:52:47 PM

A thought that occurred to me while watching this game in the Digital Event is that it'd be interesting if Mario appeared as a neutral party at some point during the match and started washing away the ink from both sides with the F.L.U.D.D., and therefore serve as an antagonist for both teams.

edited 10th Jun '14 3:53:01 PM by TheHeroHartmut

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DragonGeyser The Chew Toy of Gaming from a computer, DUH.
The Chew Toy of Gaming
Jun 10th 2014 at 3:55:59 PM

Would be a good use of the Remote for a little bit of reverse asymmetric play. Put the Wii Remote user in the overalls of Mario, who must survive the marauding blooper-people and reach a specific score by cleaning up their messes.

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Halberdier17 We Are With You Zack Snyder from Western Pennsylvania Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
We Are With You Zack Snyder
Jun 10th 2014 at 3:59:32 PM

Sin & Punishment is not a 3rd person shooter it is a rail shooter which is a SHMUP on rails.

Batman Ninja more like Batman's Bizarre Adventure
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Court Dragon
Jun 10th 2014 at 4:27:03 PM

SHMU Ps aren't on rails?

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Halberdier17 We Are With You Zack Snyder from Western Pennsylvania Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
We Are With You Zack Snyder
Jun 10th 2014 at 5:24:44 PM

[up]But rail shooters play like SHMU Ps but just with the camera behind the player and it is on rails.

Batman Ninja more like Batman's Bizarre Adventure
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Mah Headphones
Jun 10th 2014 at 5:30:27 PM

This is probably the best Squid Girl game not actually called Squid Girl.

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Court Dragon
Jun 10th 2014 at 5:31:39 PM

You're on rails in SHMUP games anyway. I think Pocky & Rocky is the only SHMUP I know of where the screen doesn't autoscroll.

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Halberdier17 We Are With You Zack Snyder from Western Pennsylvania Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
We Are With You Zack Snyder
Jun 10th 2014 at 5:34:25 PM

[up]I should have just said Rail Shooters are just SHMUPS but in 3D wiith the camera behind the player.

Batman Ninja more like Batman's Bizarre Adventure
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Court Dragon
Jun 10th 2014 at 6:33:35 PM

Anyway, I am totally hype for Splatoon. So much can be done with this concept.

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Elbruno Mummy Woomy from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mummy Woomy
Jun 10th 2014 at 7:46:21 PM

True that. There's some good chunk of potential here. I wonder if it'll be a multiplayer-only game, or there'll be some sort of single-player element in there.

"Yeah, it's a shame. Here we are in an underground cave with all these lasers, and instead of having a rave we're using it for evil."
Halberdier17 We Are With You Zack Snyder from Western Pennsylvania Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
We Are With You Zack Snyder
Jun 10th 2014 at 7:47:57 PM

[up]I hope there is a single player component. I'm usually not a fan of multi-player only games.

Batman Ninja more like Batman's Bizarre Adventure
SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Jun 10th 2014 at 10:00:39 PM

This thing looks super fun. I'll definitely want to check it out.

edvedd Darling. from At the boutique, dear. Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Darling.
Jun 10th 2014 at 10:17:30 PM

I think part of the reason this game has attracted attention is just how different it is compared to any Nintendo game out there. Nothing in their back catalogue really resembles this at all. But the basic idea and the thought process behind it is so totally Nintendo.

"Hey, how about a shooter where you use paint to take over a battlefield and you can use the paint to move around the environment. And also, Squid."

edited 10th Jun '14 10:23:34 PM by edvedd

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GiantRobots ELBOW ROCKET ENGAGED from Victoria Harbour Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
ELBOW ROCKET ENGAGED
Jun 10th 2014 at 10:23:49 PM

It's more different than a lot of the other games we've seen on E3, honestly.

Elbruno Mummy Woomy from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mummy Woomy
Jun 10th 2014 at 10:30:47 PM

"Also, tactical nuclear paintjob!"

Yep, this game screams Nintendo.

"Yeah, it's a shame. Here we are in an underground cave with all these lasers, and instead of having a rave we're using it for evil."
edvedd Darling. from At the boutique, dear. Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Darling.
Jun 10th 2014 at 10:33:02 PM

I love moments like this when a completely unknown quantity becomes a sensation basically overnight. It tickles me.

edited 10th Jun '14 10:34:48 PM by edvedd

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Jun 10th 2014 at 10:39:38 PM

It's a genuinely new, original IP from Nintendo. And what's more, it's in a game genre that they haven't really touched on before and was not the kind of game I think anyone expected them to ever try to put their own original touch on. And it's done in a way that screams Nintendo in the best possible way.

I doubt this game will get me to put down money for a Wii U, but I'll definitely be keeping my eyes on this all the same.

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Jun 10th 2014 at 11:54:45 PM

This is probably the best Squid Girl game not actually called Squid Girl.
Apparently the creator of Squid Girl approves (pic included)!

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HOT DOG
Jun 11th 2014 at 12:22:56 AM

It looks cool, but it feels a little strange knowing it's developed by Nintendo.

The look of it, at first glance, honestly feels like it came from a third party developer.

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