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Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch (NX) reveal!

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Reila, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Reila

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    at 3:13

    It looks SO good. New hairstyles hype! Could it be a Splatoon Remaster though, but at any rate, I am hyped anyways.
     
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    If it's a remaster it's a very well-made one. We see new hair styles, clothes and stages. That's quite a lot of effort put into it. Whatever it is, I can't wait to have it.
     
  3. Reila

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    Yeah, I am betting on a sequel. Hopefully the Switch won't be extremely expensive, because I will need one.
     
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    Goddamnit, now i need this on launch. It looks freaking amazing.
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    I NEEEEED IIIIIIIIT
     
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    I am SO EXCITED
     
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    I didn't think we would see the sequel during the reveal. That totally caught me off guard.

    I'm exited to see this new direction Nintendo is taking.
     
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    Damn it I'm so hyped *sniff*

    And playing Splatoon on the go!!! :O
     
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    Did you all notice the controller though? When playing on a TV, they never show a controller with a video screen on it. The Splatooners were basically using a pro controller. That'll fundamentally alter the gameplay style if that's the case.

    If the controllers don't have gyro, I'm out. I can't do sticks.
     
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    New hairstyles!! Local play! Woo! Nintendo really planned this out well.
     
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    According to rumors it will cost around 300 bucks, which I personally find beyond acceptable. But I honestly don't think I can stop myself either even if it's more expensive than that. Haha.
     
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    That is quite expensive to me, 250 would be the ideal. But who knows, maybe I will be able to afford it.
    I suppose gyro will still be in the game, but they might change the super jump from touchscreen to a button. Because we won't be able to use the handheld screen as a map anymore if we are playing in handheld mode (which you can according to the video itself).
     
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    The mini-map can get super-imposed on the main screen well enough. But definitely the super jump and ink strike would need a new mechanic. Super jumping is such a big part of the game. I wonder how they can make it work as well given the constraints.
     
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    I'll admit. I'm excited, i'm hopeful, and maybe... i'll play this game seriously again.

    Just fix online and get rid of spyke
     
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    We only saw it while it was being displayed on a TV though right? This makes me wonder if there are certain games that won't be able to be played on the tablet
     
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    I did not expect to see any mention of Splatoon at all so I'm very excited

    I'm just concerned about how superjumping and inkstriking will work now, or if they're getting rid of it
     
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    No. The splatoon team was playing it on the portable screen before going into the stadium.

    Also noticed nobody once touched the portable screen. Guessing it may not be touch capable.
     
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    The loss of superjump would be really sad. It's such an big part of how the game is played. Losing ink-strike wouldn't be the end of the world.
     
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    What's your reaction when you saw the splatoon 2 thing on the nintendo switch reveal?
     
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    Ah ok shows how much I was paying attention lol. Well either way, if the screen isn't touch capable I have no idea how they plan to implement inkstrike and super jump, really. Maybe for super jump you could manually select a team mate's name/the spawn? Seems tedious though
     
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    I never said super jump would be removed, just that they could change it from touchscreen to a regular button. We could perhaps see the map in the main screen this time.
     
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    I'm sure they will come up with some sort of mechanic. Thinking about it for just a minute, I could see a button press to bring up a mini-map that you could then quickly aim your reticle at using gyro and then another button press to engage the superjump/inkstrike. You could pull that off in a second with practice, no looking down any more. That's just one quick potential solution.
     
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    Good to see you again!

    I'm still going to guess there will be two bundles. One that's just the handheld, and one with the full home dock. Could be wrong but it makes sense. Not everybody that bought a DS/3DS wanted a Wii/WiiU. Since the system runs on it's own as a handheld it makes sense to sell the handheld portion alone for less money to entice the more budget concision handheld-only crowd. And at $300 it's still cheaper than WiiU was at launch by 25%. I'm sure the home dock would be sold separately (for more than the difference between the two bundles for the toe dipping handheld buyers to "move up" to the full kit later.

    In another thread we'd speculated a while back about how SJ could work without a touch screen based on the rumors of NX being exactly this. Though, this is Nintendo, who says SJ will still exist? Why not have the UFO's apply a gravity field that prevents Super Jumping.....and introduce a whole new mechanic to the game to shake things up?
    (Besides SJ was a critical component of a flawed mechanic that helped the spawncamp problems...might not be bad to toss it aside and introduce something new and less exploitable :)


    Thinking further, Splatoon Switch will require a number of new systems and different gameplay. Managing the battle relied heavily on watching the map on the Gamepad. Without that option, there will need to be a multitude of new systems that either help inform you the status of the map, or different conditions, abilitites that negate the need to understand the whole map's status. It HAS to play different because the control/display/feedback is different. And map design will need to accomodate that (less obstruction, more clear view of the map without looking at the gamepad, etc.)
     
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    motion control has been confirmed for the switch but idk how it actually works

    ANYWAY IM SO HYPE OHHHH MY GODDDDDDDDDDD
     
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    Oh my god how did I overlook that? This changes everything.
     
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    SplatoonJP posted this tweet, and here's a very fast translation i did;



    "new species of squid" sounds ..interesting
     
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    *COMES UP FROM THE ****ING GRAVE*
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    I AM SO HYPED I CRIED SO HARD WHEN I SAW THE SPLATOON ON THE THINGy THING THING!
    I LIKE CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW???
    THE HAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIRRRRR!!!
    I AM LIKE TOTES EXCITED!
    OOOOH, I GOT TO KEEP UP WITH THE INFORMATION WE GET AND WHAT EVERYONE'S OPINION IS ON THIS!
     
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    If there is less obstruction there will need to be a way for snipers to be kept in check.
     
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    Friend just sent me this over discord not 100% of the source or anything but if it's legit then gyro controls are confirmed. (Also yay region free)
    edit: Don't know how I forgot to mention it but touch screen confirmed too
     
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    Yay <3 Glad to be back, this is probably my favorite forum.

    I am with you, I don't see them releasing the dock obligatory for those who only want the handheld experience. Like me, I suppose. I know it is cheaper than the Wii U, but I see the Switch as a handheld and $300 is a lot for one. If they sell the handheld only for $250 or so, I will so happy!
     
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    I'm scrEAMing over here

    I hope it's not too expensive because I need the Switch and Spla2n
    The pictures are confirmed.
     
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    Are those... PANTS OPTIONS?????

    Also I may or may not play as the male character just to get that fabulous emo ponytail

    I can't hype two things at once. I already have Pokémon and now this...

    asdfghjkl
     
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    im LOVIN the hairstyles and we finally have more pants... but im also p interested in those new weapons,,, my body is ready
     
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    Nintendo website says, "Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition."
     
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    It was pointed out to me on Twitter they're also all posing on spawn, it's not simply battle stances :eek:
     
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    Even if my Parents can afford the Switch (nopunintendo), I'll still want those new hairstyles for Gmod and SFM!

    I wish my inkling can act like he's doing a war cry on Spawn.
     
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    Disappointed that it looks like there'll be no touch functions. So long Miiverse art?

    Here's hoping that the handheld portion of the console has no strings attached and is really independent.

    Waaaaiiiit, "hairstyle" options confirmed?
     
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    I think the part of the video where they showed someone using the handheld on a plane was meant to demonstrate that? So I think we can rest assured on that one!
     
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    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. How will that work with inkstrikes and super jumps and the mini maps? While super jumping is normally something I don't do too much in battle, I do use the mini map on the Wii U gamepad's screen all the time and would hate to not see one of each map in the sequel.

    As for the controller situation, I would learn how to play with sticks just for Splatoon. I love it that much. I wasn't even good with motion controls at first, but I was able to learn those, and I can learn analog controls too if I really need to. But I feel like these controllers will have the gyro controls built into them considering how many Splatoon players are used to them.
     
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    Good point. The Splatoon team knows what they're doing....they'll figure it out. No map screen means there must either be less obstruction or changes to gameplay that means the obstruction doesn't matter and you don't need to know what's going on where as it happens. Which sounds counterintuative, but I imagine there could be some ways of changing battles and pacing to make that work effectively. Or just "press select to see a map overlay" but that could get messy.

    I'd be very surprised if they didn't do that. This is the company that makes a big deal of a new handheld sold in a new color. Selling multiple handhelds to the same person is a big part of the DS/3DS/GBA business. Not only would I be surprised, marketing wise, if they didn't sell the handheld in a cheaper bundle, I'd be surprise if, at least over time, we didn't see the "Switch Hanheld portion Kirby Super Mania limited edition" type releases where you can buy a dozen handhelds in different colors like all the other handhelds, simply because there's a customer base for it (especially in Japan.)

    Also, if Miyamoto has said it once, he's said it a dozen times that price was one of the WiiU's biggest problems and that they're very sensitive to price for NX. yeah it's a lot cheaper out of the gate,but it makes sens to offer the cheapest possible bundle too.

    That was one of my take-aways from the video too. 4 players playing on 2 tablet mode consoles back to back. It really looks like a return to proper LAN play like it's 1997! I'm guessing Metroid Federation Force and Triforce Heroes largely served as R&D platforms for Switch LAN setups.


    It has gyros. Ubisoft inadvertently leaked that part back at E3 for Just Dance. 3DS has gyros. The Joy-Con controllers are, basically, just minature WiiMotes after all. And even Sony has gyros in their "large" controller (Pro Controller Switch which is what they were showing Spla2n on at the end.) it definitely should have full gyro support. (Honestly, after Splatoon spoiled me on Gyros, I've been trying to play Uncharted 4 and it feels like it's a game from 1999. Sticks are so backwards for aiming. :) )
     

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