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If you've even had a small taste of Splatoon, you know that the inky shooter is defined as much by its upbeat, irreverent music as its bright, Nickelodeon-circa-1995 visuals. Nintendo clearly knows this, too -- it's planning to release Splatune, a whopping 61-song original soundtrack. Most of it (...

August 25th 2015 at 9:04pm 0 Comments
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Later tonight, Nintendo will celebrate Splatoon's latest update with an official Splatfest event, but forget that noise. Here at Engadget, we're having our own. Welcome to the Engadget Splatfest, a two hour squidtastic stream celebrating everything that makes the game's new update great. You'll se...

August 7th 2015 at 4:18pm 0 Comments
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Splatoon is easily Nintendo's breakaway game for 2015. The brightly colored post-apocalyptic third-person multiplayer shooter sold more than a million copies in its first month. It's tons of fun, but it also feels a little incomplete: the game launched with a low level cap, and a primitive, random...

July 27th 2015 at 4:28pm 0 Comments
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For the most part, Nintendo kept quiet during E3 2015 -- at least in comparison to PlayStation and Xbox. But today the company's celebrating a huge milestone for Splatoon, the magical third-person shooter that was recently launched on the Wii U. Nintendo announced the game has sold over 1 million...

June 24th 2015 at 3:08pm 0 Comments
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I couldn't resist Nintendo's Splatoon when I saw it for the first time at E3 2014. Squids with squirt guns locked in a summery battle to cover skate parks in neon ink? With a premise so weird and wonderful all on its own, I probably would have loved it even if those early demoes weren't fun as hel...

May 26th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo must be really, really confident that you'll want Splatoon. It's launching a Best Buy-exclusive Wii U bundle that includes the ink-drenched, kid-friendly shooter, Nintendoland and a 32GB Deluxe console for $300. That's a good deal, but a bit of a gamble for a brand new game series -- norm...

April 21st 2015 at 4:23pm 0 Comments
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My Nintendo 64 memories have nothing to do with GoldenEye 007, the famed first-person James Bond shooter that helped define the genre. Unlike seemingly every other N64 owner, I never played that game because, quite frankly, shooters aren't my thing. With Splatoon, Nintendo's quirky, new third-pers...

April 21st 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Fulfilling a claim made in November's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo has revealed that its third-person ink shooter Splatoon will reach the Wii U at some point in May. Alongside the release window confirmation, Nintendo also mentioned that the game features a central "plaza" that links Splatoon's vario...

January 14th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, president Satoru Iwata offered a launch window for upcoming day-glo paint shooter Splatoon and also outlined the game's central conflict. It seems that the adorable, paint-wielding protagonists of Splatoon are actually squid people. According to Nintend...

November 5th 2014 at 5:53pm 0 Comments
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When we got our hands on Nintendo's new IP, Splatoon, during E3 this year, we compared its charm to Super Mario 3D World or Mario Kart 8 – and according to Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, that was more on the nose than even we knew. Splatoon was nearly a Mario game, Miyamoto told Edge (via MC...

August 29th 2014 at 1:15pm 0 Comments