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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.
Should someone create a wiki page for this?
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.
Kid Icarus Uprising would definitely count, but that wasn't exactly a pure example.
Sin and Punishment was third-person, but on-rails.
Oh right... I still need to play Uprising, if only for the dialogue.
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
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.
Sin & Punishment is not a 3rd person shooter it is a rail shooter which is a SHMUP on rails.
SHMU Ps aren't on rails?
But rail shooters play like SHMU Ps but just with the camera behind the player and it is on rails.
This is probably the best Squid Girl game not actually called Squid Girl.
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.
I should have just said Rail Shooters are just SHMUPS but in 3D wiith the camera behind the player.
Anyway, I am totally hype for Splatoon. So much can be done with this concept.
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.
I hope there is a single player component. I'm usually not a fan of multi-player only games.
This thing looks super fun. I'll definitely want to check it out.
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
It's more different than a lot of the other games we've seen on E3, honestly.
"Also, tactical nuclear paintjob!"
Yep, this game screams Nintendo.
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
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.
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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