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Splatoon 2 Shows New Mode, Amiibo Functionality And Date

by Donald Theriault - April 12, 2017, 3:39 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo Direct

A very fishy mode is coming.

Splatoon 2 will be coming this summer with new modes and Amiibo.

Today's Nintendo Direct showed a new mode called Salmon Run, in which four players team up to hunt for eggs that can be cashed in for new gear by killing salmon. A lifesaver mode which serves as a respawn point was also shown.

Splatoon 2 will launch on July 21, along with a new series of Splatoon 2 themed Amiibo. This version's Amiibo can store a clothing set and weapon for easy transport in multiplayer settings.


SorenApril 12, 2017

I'm glad Nintendo thought explaining what a co-op horde mode is in painful, excruciating detail merited a Nintendo Direct.

ShyGuyApril 12, 2017

Call of Duty Zombies

Evan_BApril 12, 2017

Hate on the execution of the explanation all you want, I'm super excited about Salmon Run, and I'm looking forward to playing it with friends. While building teams for normal Turf Wars is fun enough, the original Splatoon lacked in variety, and its ranked modes were frankly quite boring.

Mop it upApril 13, 2017

Did they mention if Salmon Run was online? Because that would be great.

azekeApril 13, 2017

Horde mode is nice but hopefully they still plan to have a single play campaign.

OedoApril 16, 2017

Quote from: Mop

Did they mention if Salmon Run was online? Because that would be great.

As far as I've seen, no. I want to say that it's a reasonably safe assumption given that this is Nintendo's big online multiplayer game, but you never know.

nickmitchApril 16, 2017

It honestly had better be.  It's four player, and it'd be ridiculous to have that limited to local play.

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