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Splatoon devs are posting regular updates on Twitter: Weapons, controls, story, more!

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KingSnake

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I think you misinterpret all my post. With not big I don't mean "it is maybe about an hour or 2". I just meant that it is not big, just a camapign of an Call of Duty or Battlefield, about 6 hours ~ maybe.
That's more like it. Although we don't know yet.

Wait...just how big is the single player expected to be in this? I think I may need to go on a blackout.
Here's the single player trailer, you can get some idea out of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EXKQQmm9EE

There are quite a lot of levels shown in this.
 

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New Tweet 1
https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/578860032189575168
イカ研究所からの調査報告だ。
先日、「イカスミ文字は変色する」とお伝えしたが、文献で調べただけで確証が持てなかったので、実際にやってみた。こちらはイカスミを使って文字を書いた直後の写真だ。

New Tweet 2
https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/578860264512065536
そして、こちらが1ヶ月経過した状態の写真だ。
肉眼で見るとちょっと薄くなってきた感もあるが、写真だとほとんど変わりない。
1ヶ月くらいではさして変化しないということか……。引き続き、経過を観察いきたいと思う。

New Tweet 3
https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/578860544943214594
この実験材料は自宅で作成したのだが、イカをさばいて墨袋を取り出し、台所で筆にイカスミをつけて文字を書いているところを妻に見られた時の会話。
妻「何やってんの?」
私「いや、仕事で……。」
妻「……あんた、一体何の仕事してるの?」
イカ研究の道のりは険しく、孤独である。

Google translate:
New Tweet 1
It's investigation report from the squid Institute.
The other day, it has been mention that the "squid ink character to discoloration", since the validation only examined in the literature was not able to have, I tried actually doing. Here's a photo immediately after I wrote the characters using the squid ink.

New Tweet 2
And, it's a photo of the state here has passed one month.
Although some sense which has become a little thinner when viewed with the naked eye, it hardly changed and that's photograph.
...... Or that is not terribly changed about a month. Continue, I think I would like observing the course.

New Tweet 3
The experimental material is he created at home, but take out the Ink sac is fielding a squid, conversation when you are looking at the place where you are writing a character with a squid ink to brush his wife in the kitchen.
Wife "What are you doing?"
I "No, ... at work."
Wife "...... Anta, what are you working together?"
Way of squid study steep, it is lonely.
 

KingSnake

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New tweets (another weapon):

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/579969519742951424

このブキは「スプラチャージャー」。
インクをタンクで圧縮して一気に射出することで、長い射程と一撃必倒の高い威力を実現したブキだ。
威力のある弾を撃つには時間がかかるので、サブウェポンを駆使してうまく立ち回る必要がありそうだ。

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/579969647094542337

スプラチャージャーの映像を入手した。
ご確認いただきたい。
使いこなすには、チャージ完了までの時間を肌感覚で身につけることが重要だそうだ。 http://youtu.be/E6bt3vuR-vw
 

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My take:
This weapon is the 'Splacharger'.
By compressing ink in the weapon's tank, it is capable of long-range shots and to hit your opponents with powerful blows.
It takes time to charge these strong shots, so you will need to learn to use your sub-weapon effectively.
Our researchers have obtained video of the Splacharger in action.
Please take a look.
To master this weapon, it seems as though you will need to develop an intuition for how long the charge takes. http://youtu.be/E6bt3vuR-vw
 

Exile20

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I have to say it again, that video was amazing, to use the sniper ink to create a trail for you to use as a squid then manage your ink to perfectly use bomb and have enough for one sniper shot was excellent.
 

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I was kinda worried that the sniper rifles would have a really long range (relative to the other weapons), but that fear has been put to rest. Seems like a fair range for the weapon type. Guessing some would have a greater range or something while having other weaker attributes.

Does anyone have a list of the videos or a playlist? Thanks in advance.
I have to say it again, that video was amazing, to use the sniper ink to create a trail for you to use as a squid then manage your ink to perfectly use bomb and have enough for one sniper shot was excellent.
They may have enabled infinite ink or something just for the videos to showcase stuff. The only UI we've seen in the videos is a cursor.
 

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They may have enabled infinite ink or something just for the videos to showcase stuff. The only UI we've seen in the videos is a cursor.
No, you can see their ink running out on their backpack thing. One charge shot and a bomb seems to completely deplete it.
 

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No, you can see their ink running out on their backpack thing. One charge shot and a bomb seems to completely deplete it.
Oh yea, you guys are right, and I completely missed the ink bar when the inkling was in squid mode. Sorry about that.

It is two charge shots and a bomb since there was a shot before and after the bomb throw.

On second thought, you're right about that as well. The second charge shot was done during the ink getting emptied indicated by the white color. Interesting that you can still use the weapon despite the ink tank being emptied.
Though I feel like they've said that a bomb requires all of the ink. Maybe they have some perks related to ink usage.

Wait, nvm, I think it is two charge shots and an ink bomb lol.
 

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those preview look very smooth and very fun, i don't think we saw the light green paint yet, and the new mode look very fun but perhaps a tad unoriginal.

I also like that while whe can't communicate directly whe can still communicate undirectly in a manner similar to luigi mansion 2.

I feel that the wait to may will be very painfull!
 

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Hey there!

Now, that the Embargo has been liftet, I can talk to you.

I was also at the Press Event at Nintendo of Europe in Frankfurt (working myself for the biggest german Nintendo News-Website, ntower).

We played it round about 5-6 hours. I also captured a lot of Gameplay, here is the first Video of the Heromode (Singleplayer) 7 Minutes long. Enjoy! And more to come tomorrow that shows more of the Multiplayer and later the new mode. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FpmNR_8ybQ
 

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Hey there!

Now, that the Embargo has been liftet, I can talk to you.

I was also at the Press Event at Nintendo of Europe in Frankfurt (working myself for the biggest german Nintendo News-Website, ntower).

We played it round about 5-6 hours. I also captured a lot of Gameplay, here is the first Video of the Heromode (Singleplayer) 7 Minutes long. Enjoy! And more to come tomorrow that shows more of the Multiplayer and later the new mode. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FpmNR_8ybQ
Looks really fun, the soundtrack especially sounds great. One of the tracks has an OG Animal Crossing vibe. Seems like a good way to get familiar with the controls too.
 

KingSnake

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Hey there!

Now, that the Embargo has been liftet, I can talk to you.

I was also at the Press Event at Nintendo of Europe in Frankfurt (working myself for the biggest german Nintendo News-Website, ntower).

We played it round about 5-6 hours. I also captured a lot of Gameplay, here is the first Video of the Heromode (Singleplayer) 7 Minutes long. Enjoy! And more to come tomorrow that shows more of the Multiplayer and later the new mode. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FpmNR_8ybQ
Were you playing in this video? Because I really liked the style and I linked the video in the preview thread. But you should try to upload the videos in 60fps, it makes such a difference with this game.
 

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Were you playing in this video? Because I really liked the style and I linked the video in the preview thread. But you should try to upload the videos in 60fps, it makes such a difference with this game.
Yup, it was me playing in that Video. Same counts for the upcoming MP-Vids.

Yea, I know, Nintendo used the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 for capturing, it is normally able to capture in 60 fps. Videos were only in 30 fps. But we are trying to upload the Multiplayer Vids in 60 fps.

And thanks for linking.

Looks really fun, the soundtrack especially sounds great. One of the tracks has an OG Animal Crossing vibe. Seems like a good way to get familiar with the controls too.
Yeah, I don't remember the name at this moment, but when it comes to the soundtrack, somebody is working on it who also worked on the soundtrack of Animal Crossing, TLoZ and several Mario Games. Controls are VERY easy to learn and they are perfect for the GamePad.
 

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I don't know if this was confirmed before, but I saw the splatoon playboy thing and it seems as though you can use your own characters in single player.

So thats neat
 

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Splatoon US tumblr updated

http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/post/114499115064/this-just-in-these-guys-are-called-octotroopers#notes

This just in! These guys are called Octotroopers. Word on the street is that they’re the foot soldiers of the Octarian army. They seem to come in a variety of types, from hovercraft-riding attackers to sentries who guard specific spots!
Splatoon SquidLab Nintendo WiiU Octotroopers Octarians

http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/post/114499509254/our-design-intern-just-finished-up-this-sweet#notes
Our design intern just finished up this sweet card, which is apparently the other half of the one we posted on Valentine’s Day. Sorry it’s a bit late (he’s pretty lazy), but any day is a good day to spread the love, right? Happy Tuesday!
Splatoon SquidLab Nintendo WiiU Valentine's Day Another Intern

http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/post/114500577144/weve-just-confirmed-that-this-weapon-is-called-a#notes
We’ve just confirmed that this weapon is called a Blaster. It shoots special ink rounds that burst like fireworks once they’ve traveled a certain distance! Apparently these bursts can deal damage in a pretty wide area, so this weapon is great for exposing hidden foes.
Splatoon SquidLab Nintendo WiiU Weapons Blaster Sweet paint job

They didn't bother explaining White Day.
Anyway. Here's Octotroopers and the Blaster.
 

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What? Nobody's posted today's image? :eek:

これは総合アウトドアブランド「シグレニ」。 本格的なアウトドアグッズを取り扱うブランドだが、ファッションとしても人気が高いらしい。 高級感のあるダウンベストや本格的なブーツは、イカの若者たちの憧れの的であるようだ。
Unofficial translation by me: they're showcasing a new brand called Shigureni. It's mostly outdoors stuff, but apparently it's quite a fashionable brand nonetheless (Inkilings like that style). Seems like there's quite a few Inklings yearning for down vests and genuine boots, ha ha.
 

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What? Nobody's posted today's image? :eek:





Unofficial translation by me: they're showcasing a new brand called Shigureni. It's mostly outdoors stuff, but apparently it's quite a fashionable brand nonetheless (Inkilings like that style). Seems like there's quite a few Inklings yearning for down vests and genuine boots, ha ha.
Characters looks adorable :3
Splatoon looks so much perfect for a kids cartoon series.
 

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Characters looks adorable :3
Splatoon looks so much perfect for a kids cartoon series.
TV show, toys, clothes... this game as so many potential. If the game is good and if it catches some attention they may try to have a new Pokémon like brand. At least if I was Iwata I would definitely try to.
 
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I'm kind of surprised people keep saying Splatoon looks like a kids game. Is it just this gen or something?

Aside from the in game characters looking young it stylistically looks closer to the JSR games than any actual game targeted at kids, yet those were never considered looking like for kids
 

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I'm kind of surprised people keep saying Splatoon looks like a kids game. Is it just this gen or something?

Aside from the in game characters looking young it stylistically looks closer to the JSR games than any actual game targeted at kids, yet those were never considered looking like for kids
It's because everyone immediately thinks of Nickelodeon. And the characters are kids.
 

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Hey, me again!

As promised, here is our new Video of the Turf War-Multiplayer (7:40 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqQLftOBM4w

And we also have already uploaded our Video for the new Mode, Splat Zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-4asvI064

And yeah, I know, it isn't 6ß fps, and I am very, very sorry for it :( but the guys at Nintendo captured it only with 30 fps, even if the capture Device was able to do 60. Hope you still enjoy it. :/

(Especially my kill at Splat Zone about 3:00 :p)
 

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Thank you for the great videos. I think you're the best player out of all the press videos we've seen. Your videos are switched up though. We saw the top video yesterday. The splat zone video is new.

I still love how your ink soul floats up after you die.

yt comment said:
Notice how it says, "We capped a zone". A zone instead of THE zone when
there is only one zone on the map! Possibly a control points mode involving
multiple capture points? It's not much to go by, but I thought I'd just
point that out.
I thought this a was a nice catch. Sounds plausible
 
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