With E3 just days away, we here at MMOEX are looking forward to a lot of games from a slew of publishers and developers, so, we’re going to do some small previews of games we know we’re going to see there, as well as what we would like to see from them over the course of the convention. For this piece, it’s the highly anticipated Splatoon 2, which fans can’t wait to get their hands on.
Splatoon is a very interesting IP when you think about it. The game came out of nowhere, disappeared for a year, then came back again and wowed everyone. It was one of the best-selling games on the Wii U, selling millions in no time flat. So when the Nintendo Switch was announced, and Splatoon was revealed in a clip, people wondered if a port of the game was coming. But nope, it was an all-new game, Splatoon 2.
With the sequel coming in July, we know it’s going to be at E3. The question is in what capacity? Very likely we’ll get an all-new trailer highlighting new maps, weapons, or possibly even some new modes. The last time we saw Splatoon we got a look at the single player mode which is looking epic. And the time before that we got the first glimpse of Salmon Run, Splatoon 2’s take on Horde Mode.
Could there be another mode on the way? Good money says “yes,” if for no other reason than one of the biggest complaints about the original Splatoon was a lack of modes at the beginning. Nintendo will likely be trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
Of course, the biggest mystery around Splatoon 2 is the fate of the Squid Sisters! We know where one is, where is the other?
The Nintendo Spotlight is on June 13th, as well as the Nintendo Treehouse event, and the Splatoon 2 World Invitational.