One of the modes we haven’t seen very much of in Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U exclusive, Splatoon, is the single-player. What would it be like? How will it be designed? Is it just an arena shooter? Well, some of those questions are finally answered with a few new videos.
Niche Gamer has a really cool, detailed article discussing some of the features of Splatoon, such as the game’s platforming-centric single-player mode that’s kind of a mix between Mario and Ratchet & Clank. You can check out the footage below.
The game also had a few more tidbits of media goodness on display, including a couple of minutes from the game’s multiplayer “Turf War” mode, which you can scope out below, featuring a lot of paint-splattering action as players from both sides attempt to cover the arena with their team’s sticky goo.
You’re probably a little dazed and confused about the whole concept if this is your first time experiencing Splatoon, so let me lay a little knowledge on you like The Rock layeth the smack down on jabronis: the core concept is that instead of shooting to kill, you shoot to spill. Spill what, exactly? Paint. Your main objective in some of the modes and scenarios is to cover the arena with paint. You can then use the paint to turn into a slippery little squid and skedaddle across the arena very quickly. If it sounds weird that’s because it is weird. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
You can also check out another mode in the game called “Splat Zones”. This mode is similar to capture the flag or team domination, insofar that each team attempts to splat a zone and capture it for a set period of time. When the timer runs out, the team with control over the most splat zones wins.
There’s also a ton of new high-resolution screenshots that Nintendo let fly loose. If you want to check out the whole smorgasbord of screens for Splatoon, you can scope them out over on All Games Beta.
Splatoon is due for release exclusively on the Wii U this spring. Need more info? Feel free to hit up the official website.