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Splatoon Update Tomorrow Night Adding Tower Control Mode

by Donald Theriault - June 30, 2015, 7:16 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Squid Research

Come on and ride the... tower?

Splatoon's patch may launch today, but the newest Ranked Battle mode will launch tomorrow.

Set for the usual update time (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), Tower Control will have your squidkids battling for control of an object in the middle of the map. Once a team takes control of the tower, it will move toward the other team's base. The match ends either when the tower reaches a team's goal, or if the time runs out by who got the tower closest to the goal.

The Treehouse will be streaming the mode tonight at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT at their Nintendo Direct site or on their Twitch channel.


ShyGuyJune 30, 2015


SorenJune 30, 2015


EnnerJune 30, 2015

From the JPN video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQlF1JnS94

The mode is a Ranked Battle where you push a tower in to the opponent's goal. The opponents goal is some ways in front of their spawn point and the tower seems to move at a good clip. The rounds are timed for five minutes, but it might not take that long given the speed of the tower's movement and the short distance between goals.

Of note, there are new objects added to the maps that aren't in the normal Turf War or Splat Zones versions. These new objects allow players to gain access to areas in new ways.

StrawHousePigJuly 01, 2015

Ranked? I gotta be level 10? I just don't have the patience for this game.

EnnerJuly 01, 2015

Quote from: StrawHousePig

Ranked? I gotta be level 10? I just don't have the patience for this game.

It's a minor annoyance that the additional multiplayer modes are behind a level wall. Other games place create-a-class options and other things behind level walls, but it's rare for a game to have multiplayer modes behind levels.

That said, I find it to be a short time to reach Rank 10 in Splatoon. A good 5-7 hours of Turf War should be enough to reach it, probably less.

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