Family-Friendly Wii U Shooter Splatoon Release Date Announced

Nintendo confirms the game will launch in late May and reveals all-new Amiibo toys.

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Nintendo's upcoming Wii U shooter Splatoon finally has an official release date. The game will launch exclusively for Wii U on May 29, Nintendo has announced.

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A family-friendly twist on the classic arena deathmatch formula, Splatoon challenges players not to shoot their opponents directly, but to cover as much of the level's walls and floor in your team's own paint color.

The game also boasts some unique and interesting movement abilities and of course contains some of Nintendo's trademark charm. Check out the video above to see Splatoon in action.

You can also read GameSpot's recent preview here and check out some screenshots in the gallery below.

Nintendo has also announced new Amiibo toys based on Splatoon. You can read more about them through GameSpot's coverage of yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast.

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