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    So for anyone who hasn't really been keeping up with this game, it's been getting its own pic of the day type updates on twitter since the last trailer. BUT I'M AFRAID I'VE GOT SOME BAD NEWS! None of it is officially translated. Fortunately Neogaf has taken the time out to translate them.

    Anyone excited? Think this could be Nintendo's next big thing (cause they're sure as hell pushing it like it)? Do you not care one way or another or do you think this game is an abomination that should have never been conceived? Maybe you're just happy that Nintendo's finally making a new IP for first time since 2000 (Miis, Xenoblade, etc. say hi) Thoughts? Opinions and all that crap? Post em right here.

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    Oh, I forgot this was a thing, I'm surprised nobody took the initiative to make a thread for the game sooner.

    I don't have a lot to say about the game though, not because I don't think it's good but because it's not the kind of game I can see myself playing so I haven't been following it much. My initial reactions are about the same as everyone else's though, it looks odd and very cartoony, which is a combination that generally turns people away too early. That said they've got an incredibly unique concept to base a game around and I'm legitimately impressed with how it's looking. I don't know if it'll necessarily be the next big thing but if nothing else it's really cool to see Nintendo putting out something completely new. Different has worked for Nintendo in the past so I think it deserves a chance.
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    Something about the art style really throws me off. It's not that I have anything against cartoon-like art styles - I find some cartoon-like games to be very charming. It's just...I don't like this specific art style. I can't say exactly what about it I don't like. It just feels sort of...gross to me.

    The game looks fun, but I can't see myself enjoying it simply because the style makes me uncomfortable.
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    This game is looking amazing. This game is a breath of fresh air both for Nintendo and the industry in general, and the game is really weird and quirky in the right kind of way. Really hope it catches on, it would make a nice addition to Nintendo's lineup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psynergy View Post
    Oh, I forgot this was a thing, I'm surprised nobody took the initiative to make a thread for the game sooner.

    I don't have a lot to say about the game though, not because I don't think it's good but because it's not the kind of game I can see myself playing so I haven't been following it much. My initial reactions are about the same as everyone else's though, it looks odd and very cartoony, which is a combination that generally turns people away too early. That said they've got an incredibly unique concept to base a game around and I'm legitimately impressed with how it's looking. I don't know if it'll necessarily be the next big thing but if nothing else it's really cool to see Nintendo putting out something completely new. Different has worked for Nintendo in the past so I think it deserves a chance.
    I'm pretty sure most people's reaction was more along the lines of "This is awesome! clap! clap! clap clap clap!"

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    When I first saw the game get announced at E3 I got really excited for it, just makes me wish I could have actually gone there to play it.
    It's multiplayer looks incredibly fun, not your typical shooter game where all the players do is just shoot each other constantly. I'm really glad though that they added a single player campaign(even though I knew they would add it in), but that trailer was slightly strange at first showing off the enemy. Hilarious though watching all the propaganda from the Octopi. So I can't wait to play through the single player as well as playing multiplayer matches. I like how there's character customization as well I just wonder if it's for both singleplayer and multiplayer or just for online.
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    Multiplayer does look incredibly fun and unique. The gameplay looks very dynamic thanks to the constant change in ink layout during the match and the Super Jump which allows for other players to jump back into the action immediately. What I'd really like to see though is confirmation on multiple multiplayer modes. For instance, I could see a Capture the Flag style game working well with the gameplay. I could see a lot of strategy developing around how to navigate the arena as quickly as possible to find the flag and other players supporting the faster players to make it easier to find the flag and get back to base.

    But I'm more excited for single player, partially because I just like single player games better but also because the trailer implies that the single player is very well designed. The game seems to use the core mechanics very well, a lot of the level gimmicks play off the ink mechanics and swimming very well and seem to provide an excellent mix of shooting, platforming, and a little bit of stealth as well. There's a lot of subtle things in the trailer that show this (I actually didn't pick up on a lot of these things until I saw some analysis videos):

    -0:50: Notice when the player approaches the Octopi that question marks appear over their heads while she's swimming through the ink, which turn to exclamation points when the player pops out. This implies that you can swim in the ink to sneak up on enemies. The Twitter account later confirms this, but mentions that it only works on certain types.
    -0:54: This scene shows a moving platform with a grate in the middle and an Octopus shooting at the player. The player shoots ink on the platform and quickly dives through the ink while the platform is moving to the left to quickly dodge the enemy and attack them from another angle.
    -0:59: The player is shooting ink into the fan to make it move, but if you notice when the player stops shooting ink, the fan starts to move backwards. This means that you need to shoot a steady stream of ink at the fan or else it will move back to its starting position. The Twitter account adds more information about these blocks and says that enemies can jump onto it. This means that you have to be very careful about how you use these, if you go too slow then you're vulnerable to enemies and if you move around too much you waste ink.
    -There's several ink based traps in the levels. One is shown in at 1:09 which dumps ink as it moves along and seems to cause instant death. Another is shown at 1:18 where you can shoot a grate and it will spout out a pillar of ink which you can use to your advantage.

    From the looks of it, single player is going to have that same dynamic feel as multiplayer, but it's also going to provide a challenge for you where you need to use the core mechanics and the level design to your advantage. You can really tell that they put a lot of thought into this game.
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    I'm surprised no one has made a thread for this game yet. Anyways here is where you guys can discuss about Nintendo's new IP Splatoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyon View Post
    I'm surprised no one has made a thread for this game yet. Anyways here is where you guys can discuss about Nintendo's new IP Splatoon.
    Moving this post to bump the existing thread so that we don't have to keep making new threads every time the old one dies out. Given information is sometimes sparse feel free to bump this thread if new info comes out.
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    At first I was really skeptical about this but Splatoon is really shaping up to be a fun as hell multi-player game.

    Pre-ordered. Can't wait to play this.

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    Gotta say I wasn't expecting a hub world, looks awesome.

    EDIT: BTW guys, there's an official Tumblr page for this game (there's also a Japanese Twitter account which the Tumblr is a translation of) that updates frequently explaining various parts of the game in detail:

    http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/

    There's way too many posts for me to go over all of them, but here's some of the things that they've revealed that hasn't been covered in the trailers:

    -The story entails the protagonist (wearing a special suit) exploring the Octopi's underground base. The Octopi are planning to invade the surface because they desire to live in the Squids' world and their base is designed after certain surface world areas. The Octopi have also captured electric catfish which are used as a power source in the Squids' world, and the protagonist's goal is to rescue them (apparently collecting them ends the level).
    -It also explains the roles of several characters. The old naval general guy serves as a tutorial character, and the octopus girl is simply a class of different Octopi (possibly a set of bosses/minibosses).
    -You can do 1 on 1 multiplayer matches.
    -The bubble shield in the trailer is a type of Super Weapon that repels attacks.
    -Squids dissolve in water (the post was simply used to demonstrate what we already guessed which is that falling into the water is instant death, however, it does have several interesting implications. It implies that the squids are made of ink, and it could mean that there are other water based obstacles in the game that could also insta-kill the player).
    -Sponge blocks expand when shot by squid ink and contract when shot by octopus ink.
    -Fans can also be used to ram enemies.
    -There is a tougher variation of the standard Octopus soldiers which has two tentacles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psynergy View Post
    Moving this post to bump the existing thread so that we don't have to keep making new threads every time the old one dies out. Given information is sometimes sparse feel free to bump this thread if new info comes out.
    My apologies, I forgot there was already a thread for the game that just died out. I tried searching for any kind of thread before hand but I couldn't find anything which was why I was surprised.

    Anyways, for me the game just keeps getting better and better every time Nintendo shows it off. The hub looks great and I really like the fact it connects to Miiverse showing other player's characters.
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        Spoiler:- What?:


    Pic of the Day: The squid peoples don't like water. If they go into it, they dissolve like that one witch.

        Spoiler:- This is [NOT:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Born Better View Post


    Pic of the Day: The squid peoples don't like water. If they go into it, they dissolve like that one witch.

        Spoiler:- This is [NOT:
    Yeah, that was in the Tumblr, they posted that like, 2 weeks ago. I didn't post individually posts because there's too many of them. Oh, and you might want to spoiler that image, it's kinda big.

    Right the Tumblr is talking about the hub world:

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardonX View Post
    Tabitha has really let himself go, just how many lava cookies did he eat in the last 11 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolt the Cat View Post
    Yeah, that was in the Tumblr, they posted that like, 2 weeks ago.
    I know; just felt like making a random Smash Bros. joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born Better View Post
    I know; just felt like making a random Smash Bros. joke.
    I don't recognize the reference.
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    The pic of the day post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born Better View Post
    The pic of the day post.
    I mean I don't understand the Smash Bros. reference.
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    The pic of the day post was the reference. The updates are sort of like them, so I figured I'd have some fun with it.

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    The Tumblr updated, with a couple of posts focusing on the weapons shop and some of the weapons:

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardonX View Post
    Tabitha has really let himself go, just how many lava cookies did he eat in the last 11 years?

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    Playboy has a video up showing Splatoon gameplay with playmates.

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    The gaming media has gotten to preview Splatoon with a demo including several mulitplayer maps and gameplay modes and some single player levels. The biggest reveal out of this build was a new multiplayer mode called Splat Zones, which is a king of the hill style mode where the two teams fight over a specified part of the arena. When a team has the majority of that area covered in their ink, their timer counts down. The first team to reach 0 wins. Splat Zones is part of the Ranked Battle category, which is unlocked after the player reaches Lv. 10 and will be updated in the game when enough people reach Lv. 10.

    Have some gameplay footage:

    Splat Zones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZehXrZV8II
    Turf War in Blackbelly Skatepark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea9-w8r1Xik
    Single Player Level 3: Rise of the Octocopters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEpl1LQ3k0M
    Single Player Level 5: Floating Sponge Garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loZfGvEfkYA
    Various Single Player Levels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FpmNR_8ybQ
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    So how does everyone feel the splatoon amiibos are going to work?
    I'm torn between they'll just unlock the outfits we've seen, or maybe they'll have more that we haven't seen. If they do have more than I hope they have a ton more than just 3 outfits.



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