AU New Releases: Splatoon Splashes Exclusively On To The Wii U

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This week at Australian retailers, Nintendo's third-person shooter Splatoon hits the Wii U on May 30.

In the game, players control creatures called Inklings who can change between a humanoid form and a squid form. In the humanoid form, players can shoot ink onto the stage, marking the territory of the team they are on. The ink's colour represents the team. Players can transform into the squid form to swim quickly through the ink their team has sprayed and traverse up walls and through grates. Ink can also be shot at opponents to force them back to their respawn points.

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In addition to the online multiplayer mode which support up to eight people, Splatoon also has a single-player campaign. Local multiplayer is also supported via a Battle Dojo mode, which supports up to two players. Voice chat will not be supported in the game, as the developer had concerns about toxic online behaviour from other players.

Splatoon's Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl characters will also be released as Amiibo figurines. For lots more on the game, check out GameSpot's interview with the game's director, which touches on the project's origins and potential as an esport.

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