Splatoon 2 (スプラトゥーン2 Supuratūn 2) is a third-person shooter developed and published by Nintendo, and the sequel to the Wii U game Splatoon. The game features battles between Inklings, using weaponized ink to cover territory and “splat” opponents. While it was teased on October 20, 2016 during the reveal trailer for the Nintendo Switch game console, Nintendo did not officially confirm this or any other game showcased in the video as being in development at the time. The title was officially unveiled on January 13th, 2017 at the Nintendo Switch Presentation in Tokyo, Japan and demos were playable at Switch hands on events. A testfire demo was playable March 24–26, 2017. The game is due to release July 21, 2017.
Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter game focused on online multiplayer battles, in which eight players are divided into two teams of four. Players have two main forms and may switch between the two at will: their humanoid form, in which they can use weapons to spread ink and splatter opponents, and their squid form, which they can use to swim through ink at great speed and up walls, recharge the player’s ink tank faster (while in their own ink), and hide in their team’s ink. Players can also utilize Sub Weapons, such as Splat Bombs, and Special Weapons, such as Splashdowns.