The post was updated with: screenshots, amiibo pictures, EU and JP boxarts.
Today, Nintendo gave some news about Splatoon:
– more information about the various game modes
In addition to previously detailed single-player and online “Turf War” modes, action shooter Splatoon will feature a highly competitive “Ranked Battle” mode, which ranks and matches players based on their wins in 4-on-4 multiplayer matches. The super-fun and super-colorful game will also feature a “Battle Dojo.” In this mode, players can enjoy local 1-on-1 battles with friends. One player plays on the GamePad controller, while the other plays on the TV using a separate controller, competing to see who can pop the most balloons.
– amiibo confirmed for the game. They unlock some special missions, which allows you to get special items only available with those amiibo. There’s 3 figures: Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid (only available in the Splatoon + amiibo bundle in Europe).
Here’s a video showcasing new levels, from Nintendo of America:
Here’s the Japanese overview video for Splatoon:
Here’s a short European trailer:
And now, the EU and JP boxarts:
Some pictures/artworks of the Splatoon amiibo and unlockables:
And finally, some new screenshots:
Splatoon (Wii U) comes out on May 28th in Japan, and May 29th in Europe.