New Splatoon Weapons, Characters Revealed by Developers

By   /   Mar 21, 2015

The way Nintendo has used things like inks in the gameplay of Splatoon has really got many of us interested in what else the third person shooter has to offer.

While I wish to find out as much as I can about it, the developers being Japanese, usually share details in their native language which I am no good at. So mostly, I have had to rely on translations.

Same was the case this time, the official Twitter profile of the game revealed numerous new things in the game like more enemy characters and weapons. Thanks to these NeoGAF users, we have the English translations of their tweets.

So the weapons are going to be available in groups of three: main weapon, sub weapon and special weapon.

They gave two examples:

Main Weapon: Splat Charger – charging weapon, good for long range attacks, can make ‘Ink Roads’ for you and your team mates to use.
Sub Weapon: Splash Bomb – standard bomb, explodes on impact
Special Weapon: Bomb Rush – Allows you to shoot as many bombs as you want for a set period.

Main Weapon: .52 Gal – Stronger than the Splat Charger, but uses more ink so can’tbe fired as much.
Sub Weapon: Splashield – Creates a curtain of ink. Good for narrow pathways to attack your opposition.
Special Weapon: Megaphone Laser – Shoots out a powerful ‘laser’ of ink. Good for turning around battles.

Moving on, they talked about new enemies called “Tate-Tako-trooper” and “Bomb Octocopter.” The first one uses a shield, can repel attacks from the face so you might want to attack from behind.

The second one floats around dropping bombs and the way to evade them is hiding in the ink for some time. Naturally, you won’t be able to take more than one of then at the same time.

Nintendo Entertainment, Analysis and Development Group No. 2 is developing Splatoon exclusively for Wii U. The game does not have a specific release date yet but it is expected that a worldwide release will hit the shelves in the month of May.

Excited about what the game has to offer? Tell us which ones of its features do you like the most. Also, now that they have discussed how the weapons are grouped, do you think it is a good strategy?