Skrevet 19-12-2014 12:25 - Redigeret 07-02-2017 20:51Fra dags dato (d. 7/2 2017) bruges denne tråd til opdateringerne om Splatoon 2, der udgives til Switch til sommer.
EUREKA! We have discovered the existence of Splatoon 2, a brand-new Splatoon game for Nintendo Switch! This may very well be the most important discovery in the history of squid science! Incidentally, Splatoon 2 was also announced at the ongoing Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 in Japan, BUT WE DISCOVERED IT FIRST! Anyway, we’ll once again be firing up the ol’ research machine here at the Squid Research Lab, so watch this space for in-depth reporting of our Splatoon 2 research findings!
Det øverste billede i Smash-tråden opdateredes automatisk, da stien altid var den samme, men det er desværre ikke tilfældet her..
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Squid Research Lab reporting in! This video, which first surfaced at E3 2014, is the first recorded evidence of the newly discovered squid creatures. It’s proven to be an invaluable resource in helping us understand their unique biology. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out!
Squid Research Lab here, back with another report. The mysterious squid creatures have recently been observed splitting into two teams of four and fighting it out in ink-splattered territorial battles! Sounds like they’re calling this a turf war.
Squid Research Lab reporting in! In a turf war, victory appears to go to the team of squid creatures that covers the most territory with ink. Ink can also be used to splatter opponents, but this doesn’t seem to affect which team wins or loses. It’s all about inking the most turf!
Squid Research Lab breaking news! Our researchers have recently determined that this cat fellow here is actually the official referee of the squid creatures’ turf-war battles. He apparently has the uncanny ability to judge in a single glance which team has inked the most turf! How did this lone cat rise to a position of such prominence in a world dominated by squids? This mystery remains unsolved for now…
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Squid Research Lab field-research team, reporting in! In addition to ink-splattered team-based online multiplayer, we’ve uncovered evidence that suggests Splatoon will also include a heroic single-player mode! This newly unearthed video footage has some clues about what this exciting discovery will entail.
Squid Research Lab back with new info! This newly discovered suit appears to be what the squid creatures will wear when making their way through the recently discovered single-player mode. In the words of one of our senior researchers, “It sure is cool looking!” Her theory is that its glowing blue appearance is likely inspired by the firefly squid. Sounds reasonable to me!
Squid Research Lab reporting in! We’ve got a new visual to share of the underground area our squid heroes will explore in the single-player mode. It’s apparently the creation of the mysterious octopus army that’s planning to invade the squids’ world. Those blue-sky images displayed on the giant monitors make the octopus guys seem a little bitter and in denial about living underground, don’t they…?
Squid Research Lab all-new discovery! This document was just uploaded by one of our undercover researchers. It appears to explain some of Splatoon’s controls. We’ve got several interns hard at work trying to decode the details, and we’ll report back as soon as we’ve got more solid info to share.
Squid Research Lab breaking news! One of our junior field researchers faxed over some sketches she did of the recently discovered squid suit and a few members of the ominous octopus army. The suit looks as cool as ever, but those octopus guys are more like just…tentacles. What happened to the rest of them?! We’re gonna have to get back to you on this one.
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Squid Research Lab reporting in! Thanks to a hot tip from our bento delivery guy, we’ve discovered this video from Treehouse Live at E3 2014. The Americans appear to be conducting their own research into the mysterious squid creatures! We’re going to have to step up our efforts if we want to stay at the top of the squid game.
Squid Research Lab all-new report! We just got this text from one of our senior researchers. “OMG. Using the GamePad’s gyro sensor in conjunction with the L and R Sticks allows for pinpoint controls in Splatoon!” Fascinating! This must be what allows the squids to shoot with such incredible accuracy, even while moving.
Squid Research Lab new discovery! Our field-research team has just uploaded a fascinating new image. This photo taken during one of the squids’ infamous turf wars shows a cool skate-park area just completely splattered with ink. I wonder how everyone else in the neighborhood feels about this…
Squid Research Lab breaking news! Pressing the ZR Button has been confirmed as the key to shooting ink and splattering turf or opponents. We’re also getting solid reports of all sorts of different ways to shoot ink, with different weapons apparently designed for short-range shots, long-range attacks, and everything in between!
Continuing our previous report, pressing the R Button apparently allows the squid creatures to use a secondary weapon! This image shows one of these devices that appears to be some sort of grenade that splatters the surrounding area with ink when it explodes. While surely handy for direct attacks, our researchers suspect these could also be used tactically to restrict opponent movement or expose those hiding in their own color ink.
Squid Research Lab special report! We’ve just confirmed that the different colors of ink used by the squid creatures in turf wars can change from battle to battle! The colors also all appear to be incredibly vibrant. This new development is sure to brighten even the gloomiest of days!
Squid Research Lab breaking news! One of our research assistants just e-mailed us a new photo. It appears that these crazy squid creatures also engage in turf wars in much more natural settings than we’ve seen up to this point. Do these guys ever take a break from fighting? You’d think they’d try camping or having a barbecue once in a while…
Squid Research Lab coming at ya! We’ve just learned that when these mysterious creatures turn into squid form, they can swim in any ink their team has splattered on the ground. Not only that, but they move faster when swimming in ink than they do when running upright! They can also hide from opponents by swimming in ink and keeping still. How cool is that?!
Continuing our previous report, we’ve now learned that when in squid form, these amazing creatures can swim up walls if they’re covered in ink! However, our research shows that any ink splattered on vertical surfaces doesn’t count toward victory in a turf war, so this technique has more to do with strategy and deception than anything else.
Squid Research Lab reporting in! Our researchers have recently observed squid creatures jumping to incredible heights, almost like a rocket launching! Apparently tapping a teammate’s icon on the touch screen is all it takes to blast off to their location via a super jump. This technique is a great way to hop right into the thick of things, which sounds scary to me, but these squid guys seem like a fearless bunch.
Squid Research Lab breaking news! As previously reported, when in squid form these creatures can swim in their own color ink. And now new research suggests that enemy ink will not only slow them down, but prevent them from changing into squid form altogether. A pickle like that would make any squid squirm!
After our previous report about these crazy squid guys being able to perform super jumps during battle, we got a lot of letters from doubters saying things like “but squids can’t jump!” Little-known fact, but some real squids actually can! Don’t believe me? Go look up “jumping squid” on the Internet and see for yourself!
Squid Research Lab special report! Our sources have confirmed that this mysterious fellow is a rascally old squid who helps guide brave squid creatures through the single-player mode. Apparently he’s the only one who knows the truth about the bad-guy octopus dudes’ nefarious plan to bring chaos to the squids’ world. How does he know so much about the tension between the squid and octopus factions? Our researchers are hard at work trying to answer this very question.
We’ve recently uncovered a lot of new information about the wide variety of devices and contraptions that can be found in the single-player mode. This cannon, for example, can fire off huge globs of ink. But did the octopus forces make it, or did the squid guys put it there? Whatever the case, this is some seriously high-tech gadgetry.
Squid Research Lab breaking news! Apparently the squid world’s main power source is energy generated by these electric catfish dudes. In the single-player mode, it’s our brave squid hero’s job to recover the electric catfish stolen by the evil octopus forces and then infiltrate their headquarters. What an electrifying discovery!
Here’s another object our researchers have discovered in the single-player mode—some kind of sponge-like block. Our observations suggest that they expand when splattered with squid ink and shrink when hit with octopus ink. You know, sponges originally came from the sea… What other sorts of advancements have these crazy octopus guys made in biotechnology?!
One of our lab assistants just uploaded this new image apparently showing an old city that serves as the entrance to the single-player mode. It’s said to contain the ruins of a once-great civilization. There’s something oddly familiar about it, but…maybe that’s just me.
We recently received this sketch from a junior field researcher. It appears to be a young, male squid dude equipped with some sort of high-tech ink roller. He’s wearing glasses and a striped shirt here, but word on the street is that there’s all sorts of different gear available for the squid to wear. Who would have guessed fashion would be so important to these crazy creatures!
During a turf war, splattering ink on the ground apparently builds up the power necessary for a squid to use its super weapon. The one shown here is some sort of barrier-type bubble device that seems to repel enemy attacks for a certain amount of time. Rumor has it many other super weapon types also exist.
Squid Research Lab breaking news! The bad-guy octopus forces are apparently equipped with a wide variety of gear. Some of them have been seen using shields to defend against attacks, while others hide in their own ink, waiting to strike! Whatever their fighting method, their goal is the same: stop the squids at all costs.
We’ve received reports of another interesting device created by the octopus forces. Shooting the fan portion of this thing with ink will apparently cause the platform to move. We’ve heard that if you can get the fan spinning fast enough, the platform can also be used to ram enemies! Sounds like some advanced technique may be required to pull off this sweet move.
Squid Research Lab back with another report! We’ve just learned that in a turf war, each team earns points based on how much of the ground it covers with ink. You can also splatter opponents, but this apparently doesn’t affect the final score. It’s all about inking the most turf!
Hey there! No breaking news today, but I’ve got some time to kill while waiting for my breakfast bagel to microwave, so I thought why not drop a few squid facts on y’all. Did you know there are certain types of squids that can walk upright on land by using their tentacles as legs? This allows them to climb palm trees and harvest coconuts, which they roll into the ocean and use as flotation devices when they get tired of swimming. Truly a fascinating spectacle to witness if you ever get the chance!
Breaking news! We’re hearing multiple reports that the mysterious creatures can pass through fences, grates, and other porous surfaces when in squid form. This apparently allows them to take shortcuts and use hidden routes to complete their objectives! However, we’ve also seen evidence of this technique backfiring when one of the creatures turned into squid form accidentally while standing on a grate, causing it to fall through and land in a sticky situation. We’re not sure what marvel of anatomy allows them to perform this majestic feat, but we’re dedicating every available resource toward figuring it out.
We’ve just received this new sketch from one of our junior field researchers. Apparently the octopus army has built a massive weapon somewhere deep in their underground lair, and it sounds like they’re powering it with one of the kidnapped electric catfish! It’ll surely take quite an effort to defeat that bad boy and save the poor little fishy.
Hey, guys! If you’re cephalopod crazy like me, you probably already know this, but in case not, here’s a cool little factoid. Squids actually have really sharp beaks, almost like birds. They’ve got some pretty crazy-looking teeth too. Don’t believe me? Try searching the Internet for “squid teeth.” Freaky, right? Now take a look at this new image we just received. Looks like the mystery squid creatures have some pretty crazy chompers too!
Squid Research Lab breaking news! We’ve just received new intel on a fascinating device discovered in the underground octopus base. Apparently it’s possible to ride along these ink rails when in squid form!
Squid Research Lab, reporting in! Our research team just uploaded a new sketch this morning. This female squid creature appears to be holding some sort of long-range weapon. And look at that sweet-looking knit hat! These have got to be the coolest squids ever discovered.
This just in! There appear to be some members of the octopus forces that hit hard like a freight train. They’re also not so easy on the eyes… Just remember this: if it’s got two legs—look out!
#2 - Skrevet 19-12-2014 15:29God ide. Jeg ser hvert fald helt enormt meget frem til det Lille detalje det er ikke et FPS, vel nærmere Third Person Shooter?
#3 - Skrevet 19-12-2014 16:47 - Redigeret 19-12-2014 16:50Super ide KJ85.
#4 - Skrevet 19-12-2014 16:54Ja, det ser jo ud til, at det her er Nintendos primære måde at dele info om Splatoon, og da de små posts ikke er nok i sig selv til nyheder, så må det da være vejen frem med en tråd i forummet.
#5 - Skrevet 19-12-2014 17:08Det er klart en af mine mest ventede titler i 2015. Jeg håber og ber til, at de får lavet online multiplayer, så det bare spiller en million.
#6 - Skrevet 19-12-2014 17:50Jeg er normalt ikke meget for skydespil, men det her spil har virkelig fanget min interesse. Det er farverigt, fast-paced og passer godt ind i Nintendo-universet. Jeg er virkelig også spændt på det her spil, og det bliver højst sandsynligt et køb ved udgivelsen for mit vedkommende.
#7 - Skrevet 19-12-2014 18:41Splatoon er helt klart et af mine mest ventede spil i 2015. Jeg elsker alt ved det lige fra gameplayet til grafikken, det ser ud til at være noget lige i min stil.
#8 - Skrevet 21-12-2014 11:53
Hey! It’s a slow day here in the lab, so I thought I’d drop a few more squid facts on you guys. Did you know that there are over 15,000 squid species in the world? Most of them live in water-filled caves way beneath the ocean floor, pretty close to the Earth’s core, in fact. The intense heat down there has apparently resulted in some crazy mutations too. Not that we’ve ever seen any of them, mind you, as getting down there would require some kind of insane diamond-tipped drill-dozer machine. I imagine they’re pretty cool-looking, though.
#9 - Skrevet 21-12-2014 11:53
Hey! It’s a slow day here in the lab, so I thought I’d drop a few more squid facts on you guys. Did you know that there are over 15,000 squid species in the world? Most of them live in water-filled caves way beneath the ocean floor, pretty close to the Earth’s core, in fact. The intense heat down there has apparently resulted in some crazy mutations too. Not that we’ve ever seen any of them, mind you, as getting down there would require some kind of insane diamond-tipped drill-dozer machine. I imagine they’re pretty cool-looking, though.
#10 - Skrevet 23-12-2014 21:27
Check it out! One of our lab assistants just texted over this fascinating new image. It looks like the interior of a giant warehouse, and the location of some intense turf-war battles. I sure hope the squids get permission before going in here and clean up after themselves when they’re done…
#11 - Skrevet 25-12-2014 03:27
Breakings news! We’ve just received solid evidence confirming that some of the octopus creatures can take on a humanoid form, just like the crazy squids! However, this has so far only been observed in females. Are the octo-males not capable of this amazing feat? We’re assigning two interns to focus on answering this tantalizing question.
Merry Squidmas! Check out the awesome holiday card one of our senior interns sent us this year. From the looks of it, he’s been bitten by full-on squid mania!
#12 - Skrevet 05-01-2015 20:53
You may already know this, but squids have a total of 10 limbs. So when these creatures turn into humanoid form, two of their limbs become legs, two turn into arms, two form their hair, but…where do the other four go? Well, I guess we have our answer! By the way, this will be our last research report of the year. Talk to you guys in 2015!
Happy New Year! Wishing you a tentacular, squidtastic, cephalopoppin’-off 2015! Now let’s get down to business. Check out the first photo we received this year from our research team. It looks like the crazy squids celebrate New Year’s also! But…wait. Squids keep track of time?! I don’t even…
#13 - Skrevet 09-01-2015 10:21 - Redigeret 09-01-2015 20:15Nye billeder:
This just in! One of our senior research assistants just faxed over a fascinating new image. At first glance, this looks like a typical back alley, but word on the street is that it’s a favorite battleground for these crazy squids. Apparently it’s a popular place to hone one’s skills in one-on-one duels. If fact, it looks familiar for some reason…
Breaking news! One of our interns recently saw a squid guy fall into a creek during a turf war, and guess what?! The squid dissolved! This suggests that these creatures can’t maintain a solid form when submerged in water. Does this mean that they’re actually made of liquid? The mystery deepens…
#14 - Skrevet 09-01-2015 12:38Jeg kan ret godt lide vandarealerne - Det virker som om at det bliver et ret flot spil, faktisk
#15 - Skrevet 09-01-2015 20:16Opdaterede lige JOEPs post, så vi har det hele med
#16 - Skrevet 14-01-2015 18:21
We just received a new photo upload from one of our junior field researchers! From the looks of it, this appears to be a floating oil rig. The open area on top sure looks like a good place to battle it out, but…it seems like a lot of work getting out here in the middle of the ocean just to throw down on a cool location. Just saying.
Crispy calamari! Some new footage of our favorite squid creatures was just revealed via Nintendo Direct! It appears to show their home-base area, and also confirms the existence of other life-forms living there! This will no doubt lead our researchers to all sorts of tantalizing new breakthroughs. Such exciting times! http://youtu.be/t6zgkp1YBRw?t=15m20s
Breaking news! We just received this urgent text message from one of our senior interns: OMG SPLATOON RELEASE MAY 2015! I’m not exactly sure what this means, but apparently it was announced in the most recent Nintendo Direct. It’s really gotten our researchers in a tizzy! Also, the so-called “king of squids,” the bigfin reef squid, tends to make appearances in May. What a great month for squid fans everywhere!
#17 - Skrevet 20-01-2015 10:32
This just in! We’ve now learned that most of the crazy squid creatures we’ve been studying call this city home. The central plaza is apparently a favorite hangout for all of the hip-and-happening squid folk. If this were Tokyo, the plaza would sort of be like Shibuya. I guess their cities aren’t so different from our own!
New info coming at ya! We’ve just received confirmation that this tower is a very important landmark in the plaza area. Our undercover interns have observed the squid creatures entering the base of the tower to play in turf-war battles online! Now it makes sense why so many squid folk are always hanging out in the plaza. How fascinating!
Hot new nugget! Our researchers have identified four shops in the squid plaza’s shopping district: a weapons shop, a headgear shop, a clothing shop, and a shoe shop. The items in stock at the clothing, headgear, and shoe shops apparently change from day to day, so be sure to check back frequently!
Breaking news! We’ve now learned that the amount of in-game currency these crazy squids get from each match is tied to how much turf they cover with ink. So if you want the hottest fashions, you’d better get busy during battle!
#18 - Skrevet 21-01-2015 12:52
This is the shop where squid fighters buy new weapons to use in battle. Apparently this place is known for excellent customer service, but word on the street is that they won’t sell you certain weapons if you aren’t ready to use them. Sounds like racking up experience in battle is the key to earning the shopkeeper’s approval!
We’ve just confirmed that this horseshoe crab dude is the owner of the weapons shop. He’s reportedly obsessed with all types of military gear. This love has come at a cost, though, as cleaning and polishing his gear all day every day has apparently made him extremely nearsighted. No wonder his glasses are so thick. What a nerd!
Check this out! Squid fighters can take a set of three weapons into battle: a main weapon, a sub weapon, and a special weapon. Turf wars are considered a serious sport in the squid world, and as such, the weapon manufacturers are constantly competing to outdo one another with new innovations to help these athletes gain the upper hand…er, tentacle.
New report! We’ve just received intel on a sub weapon that appears to be some sort of ink shield. Activating it apparently blocks enemy attacks and progress for a short time. This is a great example of how sub weapons can be used not only for attacking purposes, but for defense and team support as well.
Breaking news! One of our interns just texted over this new image of one of the special weapons. Apparently when this thing is ready to use, if you tap a location on the GamePad, you’ll launch a missile to that spot, creating a veritable swirling maelstrom of ink when it hits. Apparently it’s not super difficult to dodge, but we’re hearing that there’s no finer way to scatter opponents and drive them back.
#19 - Skrevet 21-01-2015 14:02Ville ønske det kom til den nye 3ds. Ønske spillet
#20 - Skrevet 22-01-2015 11:24
New intel just in! We’ve identified this shop as the place where squid fighters come for all of their headgear needs: hats, helmets, glasses, goggles…you name it! Sounds like this is definitely the place to visit if you want to get ahead of your competition.
Check it out! We’ve identified this sea anemone gal as the clerk who works at the headgear shop. We hear that she’s pretty shy and mostly keeps to herself, which sort of makes you wonder why she’d even want a job in the service industry. Oh, and see that little fish dude hanging out in her hair? He apparently talks tough but never does anything on his own. Maybe these two actually have a lot in common?
#21 - Skrevet 26-01-2015 16:15
New report! We’ve learned that headgear, clothing, and shoes all have different attributes that benefit those who wear them into battle. For example,this item comes equipped with “Ink Saver (Main),” which cuts down on the ink needed to fire your main weapon. There are apparently a whole lot more perks like this!
Here comes a follow-up to the previous report!
Each piece of gear comes with one perk, but can gain new ones the more it’s used. Each item also contains one top-class perk, just waiting to be unlocked! I guess practice really does make perfect!
#22 - Skrevet 27-01-2015 10:12
This store in the plaza is a one-stop shop for all your clothing needs. If our intel is reliable, it offers a wide selection of threads that are both functional and fashionable. Although, they never seem to have any pants in stock. Probably because jellyfish prefer to go au naturel.
This is Jelonzo, the charismatic clerk that runs the clothing shop. With his uncanny sense for the hottest trends, he’s viewed as a fashion god of sorts by all the young squids in town. He hails from distant waters and has a strange way of speaking that can make it difficult to understand him, but that may be one of the secrets of his success.
#23 - Skrevet 13-02-2015 11:51Må hellere opdatere lidt her igen, for nu er der kommet en del mere...
Breaking news! In this crazy squid society, “coolness” is apparently a pretty big deal. So much so, in fact, that the shopkeepers won’t even give you the time of day if you’re not cool enough. Battle it up to make sure you’re as fresh and fly as possible before trying to buy the latest gear.
Participating in battles seems to be the key to earning experience and raising your rank. This rank is the yardstick by which your “coolness” will be measured!
From sandals to boots and everything in between, Shrimp Kicks has the hottest selection of Inkling footwear. With such a delicious…I mean, uh, professional-looking salesman, it’s no wonder the store is so popular! If you see a pair of kicks you like, snap ‘em up before they’re sold out!
This is Crusty Sean, the owner and proprieter of Shrimp Kicks. He’s got a mean shoe game and plenty of feet that he uses to model all of the hottest new styles. He might look like he’s fried to golden-brown perfection, but his breaded exterior is actually a slightly morbid designer jacket.
You may notice some jellyfish wandering among the Inklings in the plaza. Jellyfish are the second-most common creature in the city, but they can’t speak the Inkling language. “Oh yeah? Then why can Jelonzo speak Inkling?!” you might ask, rather annoyingly. Well, Jelonzo is a special jellyfish from distant waters. No one knows how he learned Inkling, but the way he botches the language is kinda cute!
#24 - Skrevet 18-02-2015 16:24 - Redigeret 18-02-2015 16:25Endnu en opdatering:
This is Judd. He’s a cat, if you can’t tell. Long shrouded in mystery, details about Judd are just now beginning to trickle in. Firstly, we can confirm that he’s (probably) not a dog. Also, Judd was born with the incredible ability to judge turf area at a glance to separate the winners from the losers. And it may look like he’s wearing a snazzy cat tuxedo, but that’s actually just the naturally occuring pattern of his fur. Some cats have all the luck.
Squid Research Special Report:
Our findings indicate that Charger weapons are capable of firing blasts of ink over long distances. They can be used to snipe distant targets, but they also leave long trails of ink on the ground, making them useful for quickly creating ink paths for allies to swim through.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! We at Squid Research Lab have an important research question to ask you: Will you be our valentine? No pressure to say yes, but we got you this really sweet and expensive card.
Hmm… I wonder if Inklings give sweets to each other on Valentine’s Day. Do you think they like chocolate-covered shrimp?
It’s time for another hot info nugget from Squid Research labs! The manhole you’ll find tucked in a corner of the plaza has been confirmed to lead to Octo Valley, the location of our campaign against the Octarian threat. It may be a lonely and desolate place, but such is the path a hero walks…
This unreasonably attractive gentleman goes by the name of Cap’n Cuttlefish. He’s a decorated hero who fought in the Great Turf Wars of legend between the Inklings and Octarians. He now keeps solemn vigil over Octo Valley, watching for any fishy behavior. Though his clothes may be tattered, his heart is pure and nothing escapes his razor-sharp gaze. He also TOTALLY didn’t write this post.
#25 - Skrevet 22-02-2015 10:32
Squid Research Labs Special Report:
Our findings indicate that roller weapons excel at inking territory while on the move, but they can also fling ink in a wide arc. Flinging ink is a short-range attack to be sure, but it can be quite a powerful tactic. Interestingly enough, a statistically significant percentage of test subjects reported that switching between flinging ink and rolling ink on the ground is more satisfying than one might think!
#26 - Skrevet 25-02-2015 10:24
This just in! Apparently there are a lot of highly reputable fashion brands in Inkling society. Some Inklings like to wear gear that’s all the same brand, while others like to mix and match to create their own custom style. Whatever sinks your boat!
#27 - Skrevet 27-02-2015 13:09
Another slow day here in the lab, so in lieu of any breaking news, I thought of a sweet squid knowledge bomb to drop on y’all! Back in the day, people used to use squid ink to write letters and such, but sunlight would fade the ink and cause it to turn light brown in color. Photos with a similarly faded-brown palette are called “sepia tone,” but the word “sepia” actually refers to a type of squid! The idea of sepia-toned memories sure sounds romantic, but faded-squid-ink-colored memories doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it…
Boom! We’ve got some breaking news about one of the weapons used in Turf War battles. This here is the Splattershot! We’ve heard that it strikes the perfect balance between power, range, and rate of fire, making it the ultimate all-arounder. Easy to use but highly effective, it’s apparently the gold standard against which all other weapons are measured!
#28 - Skrevet 05-03-2015 10:21
This is Octo Valley, the jumping-off point for Splatoon’s single-player story mode. It’s also where Cap’n Cuttlefish has been keeping a solitary watch on the growing Octarian threat! Not the most social of pastimes, but the path walked by heroes is often a lonely one. To that end, it sounds like his grandkids haven’t been visiting as much lately. Not that I asked, but he told me anyway…
Word on the street is that the Octarians’ secret lair is somewhere beneath Octo Valley. In fact, Cap’n Cuttlefish told one of our undercover interns that he’s fairly certain these teakettle-like thingies are the way in! He also told Meghan that he’s convinced the Octarians are planning some kind of trap, to never let her guard down, and that if he was only a few years younger, he’d take care of those Octojerks himself…
These Octarian fighters were discovered a while ago, but we’ve just now learned their real name: Octolings! Like Inklings and their squid powers, these tricksters can switch between octopus and humanoid form at will. They apparently make up an elite corps of the Octarian forces. We’ve seen footage of them heavily armed with bombs and ink guns, so don’t go messing around with these suckers unless you have to!
We’ve received new intel confirming that Octolings can appear in pairs or even larger teams from time to time. The thought of facing a solo Octoling makes me weak in the knees, so taking on two or more sounds like a one-way ticket to the danger zone! I had one of our undercover interns ask Cap’n Cuttlefish about this situation, and he said that back in the day, he took out a few Octoling squads by focusing his fire on one at a time. Seeing as he lived to tell this tale, sounds like some good advice!
#29 - Skrevet 09-03-2015 11:44 - Redigeret 09-03-2015 11:49
This is the .52 Gal shooter. Each shot uses a LOT of ink, so it packs a serious punch. It has a low rate of fire, but if you aim carefully you can splat your foes before they know what hit ‘em.
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We’ve received video footage comparing the shot power of the .52 Gal to that of the Splattershot. Check it out!
When he’s not officiating a Turf War, Judd the cat can often be found sleeping at the base of Inkopolis Tower. They say cats sleep more the older they get, but just how old is this guy?
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Attention science lovers! We’ve received GROUNDBREAKING research footage of…Judd taking a catnap. Our camera crew has captured over 200 hours of video of this never-before-seen phenomenon. After analyzing this footage, we’ve discovered that, uh, Judd’s tail has a really weird shape! So don’t worry—your tax dollars are hard at work solving the mysteries of…cat stuff.
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BREAKING NEWS! The Octarian threat is real! Thank goodness that brave soul was there to contain the invasion!
#30 - Skrevet 09-03-2015 14:03Der er en film mere, som du vist ikke lige fik med:
#31 - Skrevet 09-03-2015 14:20 - Redigeret 09-03-2015 14:20@JOEP: Det er fordi den ikke er på Tumblr-siden. Jeg poster ikke de uofficielle oversættelser af beskeder på den japanske Twitter-konto. Hvis den er ny, så kommer der sikkert noget officiel oversættelse senere
#32 - Skrevet 11-03-2015 11:22
We’ve learned that a number of different fashion brands compete for the hearts and wallets of Inkopolis’s youth. Zekko brand streetwear is but one of those brands. Zekko’s clothes are known for a rough-around-the-edges look that’s popular with the skate-punk crowd. A lot of up-and-coming Turf War players wear this brand into battle!
This weapon here is the Splat Roller. Its ability to ink the ground while on the move sometimes classifies it as a melee weapon, but you can also swing it to fling ink, making it effective at medium range too! It’s all about knowing when to roll and when to fling!
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This just in! One of our undercover interns captured some video footage of a Splat Roller being used in battle! Watching this should give you a pretty good idea of how these bad boys can be used in a Turf War. Check it out!
#33 - Skrevet 12-03-2015 10:19Ikke fra Research Lab, men passer alligevel ind: Reaktioner på spillet fra PAX East 2015:
#34 - Skrevet 12-03-2015 12:35Glæder mig til at se, om Nintendos nye IPs bliver nævneværdige, som de plejer
#35 - Skrevet 30-03-2015 13:32
This just in! These guys are called Octotroopers. Word on the street is that they’re the foot soldiers of the Octarian army. They seem to come in a variety of types, from hovercraft-riding attackers to sentries who guard specific spots!
Our design intern just finished up this sweet card, which is apparently the other half of the one we posted on Valentine’s Day. Sorry it’s a bit late (he’s pretty lazy), but any day is a good day to spread the love, right? Happy Tuesday!
We’ve just confirmed that this weapon is called a Blaster. It shoots special ink rounds that burst like fireworks once they’ve traveled a certain distance! Apparently these bursts can deal damage in a pretty wide area, so this weapon is great for exposing hidden foes.
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One of our interns just uploaded this video of a Blaster in action! This footage shows just how its special exploding rounds work. It looks like direct hits will also take out enemies in a single shot. Check it out!
This here is a Shielded Octotrooper! The name’s a bit of a mouthful, but you guessed it: it’s an Octotrooper with a shield! These suckers will block any attacks from the front, so stay focused and do your best to outwit them. Hide out for a bit and then attack from behind, or maybe try and distract them with something!
This big boy is none other than an Octobomber! These pesky pelters flutter through the air tossing bombs at anyone and anything they don’t like. Hide out and wait for a chance to strike, and then take ‘em out right quick!
Special report! We mentioned in a previous report that stuff written in squid ink tends to change color over time, but we failed to provide solid proof. Well, we tested it out ourselves, and here’s the results! This picture was taken right after we wrote these characters…
And here’s a picture of the same characters a month later! Viewing it here in the lab, I can definitely see some fading. But in the picture it hardly looks different at all… Let’s check back in on this after some more time has passed before drawing any conclusions.
Super slow day here in the lab, but I didn’t wanna leave you guys hanging, so I’ve got a special treat: a squid joke! Why did the squid cancel its camping trip? It couldn’t find its tentacle!
News flash! We’ve just confirmed that this weapon is called a Splat Charger. Apparently ink is pressurized in the tank and then fired off in powerful blasts that are super effective at hitting long-range targets. Sooo sweet!
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Ohhh, baby! We’ve just acquired some undercover footage of the Splat Charger in action. You gotta check this out! It looks like getting a feel for the timing of firing off maxed-out charges is the key to using this bad boy effectively.
#36 - Skrevet 06-04-2015 12:52
Call the fashion police! Because this Inkling is killing it in this down vest and these hiking boots by outdoor clothing label Inkline. While this brand specializes in high-quality all-weather gear, their look is also highly sought after by even the most fashionable squids, shrimp, and jellyfish.
Octarian alert! One of our mail guys (he does some recon on the side) just confirmed that these bad dudes are called Twintacle Octotroopers. Sounds like they’re advanced Octarian troops who pack more of a punch than standard Octotroopers. If you look closely, you’ll notice (like Fred did) that these suckers use one tentacle to work their little steering joystick thingy and the other to mash their ink-shooting button. Wonder how many button presses these guys can fire off per second? Probably not as many as me! (I’m an old-school button-masher the likes of which you’ve probably never seen. Don’t step!)
So…this whole time I thought “Splatoon” was going to be the name of the game, but it’s not. Splatoon is actually a hot new snack that’s coming out in May! You gotta be squiddin’ me! Now you can have your squid and eat it too! Unless you’re a squid, then…maybe don’t because that’s weird and kinda creepy. Maybe just eat a quesadilla. Yeah… Now you can have your squid and eat it too unless you’re a squid then just eat a freakin’ quesadilla!
So…bad info. Splatoon is not a hot new snack product. Splatoon is a video game. The interns thought it would be “funny” to send me some “breaking news” because it was “April Fool’s Day.” Lesson: never trust an intern. Seriously, don’t ever.
Mail guy Fred is on a serious roll now, as he’s identified yet another new Octarian baddie. This here is a Shielded Twintacle Octotrooper! Now that’s an enemy name. Try saying it five times fast. I dare you! (Seriously, try it.) Tryyy iiit. Impossible, right? Yup.
Booyah! Our squid buddies were featured in the latest Nintendo Direct! Sounds like there was some exciting news about a variety of Inkling-related topics, from intense ranked battles to local 1-on-1 Battle Dojo matches to a bunch of other tasty squidbits! Be sure to check it out!
BREAKING NEWS! I know I’ve said it before, but seriously you guys. Seriously. SERIOUSLY! This is some BREAKING. FREAKING. NEWS. Splatoon will be released on May 29th! THIS IS NOT A JOKE. BOOYAH, BABY! That’s less than two months away!
Splatoon amiibo! Splatoooooooooon amiibooooooooooo! I can’t even. Looks like there’s gonna be three of these beauties, an Inkling boy, an Inkling girl, and an Inkling squid. I’m gonna need at least three of each. One to open, one to keep sealed, and one for…”research purposes.” I can not wait. Can’t wait!
I’ve just gotten word that there’s some new footage available on something called the “official website.” I feel pretty official here in the lab, but apparently we’re not the only squid-news game in town (I guarantee we have better dental insurance, though. Seriously, we have a free in-house dentist here in the lab. You wouldn’t believe how much gummy candy and energy drinks these interns put away!). Anyway, this new footage apparently reviews all of the Splatoon information that’s been announced so far, so be sure to check it out!
This here is the Splattershot Jr. It’s the first weapon new arrivals to Inkopolis get their hands on when getting their feet wet in Turf War. While not the greatest in terms of range or power, this bad boy has excellent rate of fire and solid ink efficiency. As the “Jr.” indicates, it’s a well-rounded weapon that’s just perfect for noobs.
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New footage just in! Check it out if you wanna see the Splattershot Jr. in sweet, sweet action. Just because it’s great for beginners doesn’t mean it’s wimpy. In the right hands, it can go toe to toe with any weapon on the market. Don’t sleep on it! Maybe “Jr.” actually stands for “just right”…
#37 - Skrevet 09-04-2015 12:15Ikke fra Research Lab, men synes alligevel det er værd at poste her:
Summary of Edge article on Splatoon
- Main article has quotes from Amano/Sakaguchi and Nogami and talks about Edge playing the same demo build of the game the media played a few weeks back.
- The prototype had basic block characters and the ink painting mechanic. You were invisible when you were in your own ink. Amano/Sakaguchi added in jumping, hiding in ink, and the ability to shoot up and down. After that, though, they were confused about what they wanted to do with the game. They thought they might put a squid character on the box art but they needed a humanoid character to hold the guns. They thought a "squid human" wouldn't sell.
- Amano/Sakaguchi were scolded by Miyamoto in 2013 when doing the prototype who said "I don't understand. What do you want to do? There's no appeal to this game".
- They had an epiphany on Jan 6, 2014 that they could have you switch between a squid and human form and they rapidly got a bunch of ideas about how you swim faster in your own ink, you slow down in enemy ink and take damage, you can swim up walls, etc.
- Amano is a fan of "shooting games", but when he would invite friends to play with him they would get frustrated. He wants to make a game that is different that people who aren't fans of traditional shooters can play.
- Edge magazine says "Splatoon has no voice chat and never will". Amano says: "This is coming from personal experience. When I played online games, I didn't like the negativity I got and people telling me 'You're crap. Go away'. So we wanted to focus on the positive aspects of online gaming". Amano says he's not saying that chat in an online game can't contribute to fun but they want to grab new players.
- Confirms that there are some Splat Zone maps with more than one boxed-off area to capture. If you claim all the territories your timer starts to count down, but if your opponent captures one the timer stops.
- The same primary weapon can come in a variation with the different sub/special weapon
- Can start firing after a super jump right before you land
- More online modes besides Turf War/Splat Zones
- One respawn point per team, but you're invulnerable while on it to discourage campers.
- A lot of the designers on the team are in their 30s, so the 90s style with street fashion and trainers is a big inspiration for the outfits
- Trick to balancing the weapons according to Sakaguchi is to make people want a little more ("if only it could shoot a little farther/shoot faster" ). They aren't going out trying to make the strongest weapon in the game.
- 15 singleplayer challenges and "5 rare pieces of gear" for each of the 3 Amiibos
- Q&A with Katsuya Eguchi. Thinks Splatoon IP has huge potential. Important to have things that will draw attention to the game after release (basically hints at content updates/DLC).
Here's a few other notes:
- A note mentions that one of the pairs of shoes available changes color to match the Inkling you've created
- The article mentions one of the challenges for the girl inlking Amiibo might be completing a stage in a certain time limit
- Nintendo is testing the game internally and there are frequent "quarrels" between team members discussing which weapon is stronger in certain situations
- They spent two hours talking about how long it should take the grenades to explode
- Amano and Sakaguchi have been been thinking about the game so much that they've been dreaming about it. Sakaguchi actually dreamed that he asked one of the programmers on the team to come up with something and the programmer in his dream implemented it and showed it to Sakaguchi. Sakaguchi loved the idea. He had that programmer (in real life) put it in the game the next day!
#38 - Skrevet 22-04-2015 10:15 - Redigeret 22-04-2015 10:17Sorry, men jeg får ikke altid fulgt så godt op her, så nu kommer der en ordentlig dynge posts...
Ranked battle report! Sounds like “ranked battle” is an intense multiplayer mode for Inklings who are super serious about tracking wins and losses and trying to improve their rank. We’ve also gotten word that the Turf War matches we’ve been talking a lot about will be officially classified as “regular battles.” Ranked or regular, both sound really rawesome to this researcher! Roo hoo!
Splat Zones report! We’ve gotten some new intel about the ranked battle mode called Splat Zones. Apparently the goal is to splatter set areas, or “zones,” with enough ink to gain control (unlike Turf War, in which you’re fighting to ink everything in sight!). As the two teams fight for control of a stage’s Splat Zones, it sounds like things can get pretty intense! Sounds kinda like us here in lab fighting over the good stapler!
Inkling girl amiibo report! This amiibo is just…so…beautiful… Look at her “hair” flowing in the breeze… Her mischievous eyes… Those sweet shoes… That stylish pose… The way she holds that Splattershot… Be still my heart!
Inkling boy amiibo report! This amiibo is just…so…cool… Look at his focused gaze… Those rad shoes… His dashing good looks… What detail, what poise. I can’t wait to bring this dude home!
Inkling squid amiibo report! This amiibo is just…so…exquisite… Look at those crazy eyes… The way it’s powering out of the ink… Those beautiful ink blobs… This thing is inkredible! Squid forever! Squid for president!
Splatoon amiibo box report! So…check this out. This is kinda crazy. One of our interns discovered this amiibo box off in the corner of Inkopolis plaza! From what we’re hearing, using an Inkling amiibo in front of this thing will bring it to life in the game! Apparently each amiibo will offer 20 challenges that will really put your Octo Valley skills to the test! Oh, it’s on, amiibo. It. Is. ON!
Splatoon amiibo challenge report! We’ve just confirmed that completing enough challenges will unlock a special challenge, and if you beat it, the amiibo will reward you with some exclusive in-game gear! Sounds like you can earn different weapons, headgear, and clothing from each Inkling amiibo. Brb gotta go take some deep breaths, this is way too exciting!
Splat Zones exposed! Our IT guy’s daughter recently “hacked” into the Inkopolis mainframe and “illegally downloaded” a bunch of new intel about Splat Zones. In this ranked battle mode, players compete to ink specific zones, rather than splattering every last bit of ground with ink like in Turf War. These Splat Zones tend to be in the middle of the multiplayer stages, and teams need to ink the majority of a zone’s surface area to gain control!
Each team starts a Splat Zones battle with a 100-second counter. Once a team takes control of all of a stage’s zones (each stage can have one or two), its timer will start to count down, and the first team to tick their timer down to zero will claim victory! However, if neither team’s counter gets down to zero at the end of five minutes, the team with the lower counter will win.
Once a team has taken control of a zone, they’ll need to do everything in their power to defend it! Meanwhile, the other team will need to throw everything they’ve got at trying to neutralize the zone and seize control for themselves. Focusing the action into these hotly contested areas means there’s never a dull moment when you’re…IN THE ZONE!
Ranked battle rank report! One of our interns recently dug through the trash cans behind Inkopolis Tower and found some interesting nuggets of info about how ranked battles work (he also found some actual nuggets of chicken!). It sounds like there are nine ranks you can earn, from C- to A+, and this rank will go up or down depending on your wins and losses. So basically, the higher a player’s rank, the more of a boss they are (either that, or they’re terrible but have their older brother play online for them a lot). Not to worry, though, it sounds like players of a similar rank will be grouped together on the battlefield! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m gonna shoot for a solid B minus.
Ranked battle report redux! We’ve just intercepted a flurry of Jelonzo’s text messages (fyi he uses A LOT of emoji) that confirm, without a doubt, that Inklings must earn the right to fight in ranked battles by reaching Level 10. It sounds like the points required to raise one’s level are earned in both regular and ranked battles by one’s accomplishments and results on the battlefield. So new splatters with their sights set on ranked battles will need to hone their skills first in regular battles and get that level up! (As for me, it’s time to level up my sandwich with some of this spicy mayo I found in the office fridge.)
Inkling fashion report! Check out this Inkling girl’s outfit. Cool, right? I told you fashion was paramount in Inkopolis! See how her hair color matches both her skirt and gun? That is some serious attention to detail! And look at how blinged-out her weapon is. Sooo cool! I’m suddenly questioning all of my own fashion choices. Maybe it’s time to move on from my usual sweatpants and Hawaiian shirt look…
Octodiver report! Look at this doofus. As the name suggests, these suckers can dive into Octarian ink. So when you come across enemy ink in Octo Valley, be careful. One of these dudes could be waiting to pounce! Also, octopi can breathe underwater as far as I know, so…why the snorkel? Man these guys are dorks.
Splatoon Hat StreetPass report! Hey—it’s our favorite squid buddy, and he’s making an appearance in StreetPass Mii Plaza! I can’t wait to get my head on this hat! I mean…this hat on my head! (My Mii’s head, that is.) Man, I would definitely buy one of these in real life if I could. Might have to talk to my gramma about knitting me something like this, actually…
Classic Squiffer report! We’ve got some hot new info on a cool new weapon! This charger-class gun comes equipped with a miniaturized ink compression tank. Apparently the charge time is short, but it still packs a serious punch! Sounds like the range leaves a little to be desired, though. Also, despite the fact that the ink tank looks like a recycled cleaning-spray bottle, we haven’t been able to confirm whether or not this weapon is good for attacking household surfaces. I’m guessing not, but who knows… Maybe it can cut grease and shine your kitchen counters in addition to blasting Turf War opponents!
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Classic Squiffer exposed! One of our undercover pizza delivery guys recently used his “thumb drives” to “download” this video of the Classic Squiffer into his “pockets.” Compared to the Splat Charger, you’ll see a noticeable difference here in both charge time and splat range. And while this may not seem like much at first, it can make all the difference when things get crazy on the battlefield! Squiffers unite!
Octosniper report! These suckers are apparently notorious for posting up and blasting powerful ink shots at enemies from long distance. If you find yourself under heavy Octosniper fire, find some cover and then try to advance your position by swimming in your own ink. I’m not sure if I’m a bad enough dude to take these guys down, but I bet some of you folks out there will master the art!
Squid ink report! Remember our little experiment? Well, after a month or so, the color has faded a bit, but there’s still not much of a change. It looks like this is gonna take a while… I’d better order another pizza.
Squid ink report redux! I started thinking, hey…squid ink is an oil-based liquid, so does that mean it’s also waterproof? Well, I couldn’t sleep last night thinking about it. So check it out: I tried spilling a little water on my squid-ink writing, and…nothing happened! These colors don’t run! It smelled pretty funky until it dried up, though…
#39 - Skrevet 23-04-2015 08:08<a href="http://splatoon.nintendo.com/overview/">Hjemmesiden</a> er lige blevet opdateret med nogle nye videoer, som GameXplain har samlet til én video:
#40 - Skrevet 22-05-2015 13:44Efter sigende har Nintendo købt reklameplads for Splatoon i lige så stort omfang som Mario Kart 8 - vi ser mulighedvis en trailer for spillet før biograffilm som Mad Max Fury Road og Tomorrowland, samt reklamer på nogle enkelte TV-kanaler.
#41 - Skrevet 22-05-2015 13:50^Er det ikke bare NIntendo UK, der satser stort på det? Deres marketingshold har jo desværre intet at gøre med det vi ser af reklamer i Danmark..
#42 - Skrevet 22-05-2015 14:08Jo, det er nok bare UK, men jeg så da i hvert fald en reklame for MK8 i biografen i sin tid, så jeg forestiller mig, at de kunne gå samme vej her i Danmark.
#43 - Skrevet 22-05-2015 16:01Uhh....! Jeg glæder mig faktisk en del, efter at have prøvet Global Testfire demoen. Jeg planlægger at købe spillet og Inkling Girl amiiboen sammen på udgivelsesdatoen. Er der andre herinde, der køber det om en uge?
#44 - Skrevet 25-05-2015 17:54
#45 - Skrevet 26-05-2015 21:25Så er vi ved at være klar....:
#46 - Skrevet 26-05-2015 22:04Har I nogen idé om, at den amiibo-pakke med tre figurer vil blive solgt i Danmark? Jeg kan hverken finde dem til pre-order på Fona eller Webhallen.
#47 - Skrevet 26-05-2015 23:50^Den pakke findes kun i USA. Læser du ikke nyhederne herinde? I Europa kan vi kun få den der squid amiibo i Splatoon Special Edition mens boy og girl sælges separat hver for sig..
#48 - Skrevet 26-05-2015 23:59Jeg er ind imellem på nyhederne, men bruger mest forum
#49 - Skrevet 07-02-2017 20:53Research Lab kører igen, så jeg har lige flyttet tråden til Switch-sektionen, og kommer med alle de foreløbige opdateringer om lidt
#50 - Skrevet 07-02-2017 21:07 - Redigeret 07-02-2017 21:07Her er så alt, der er blevet postet siden afsløringen i januar
Hey, squid lovers. We here at the Squid Research Lab have unearthed new video footage of new Inkling specimens. They seem to be related to the Inkling species we’ve observed before, but they appear to have new abilities and visual styles, as seen at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 in Japan. We’ll continue to bring you our findings on this new phenomenon, but for now please watch this video.
The Squid Research Lab can confirm that Inkopolis Plaza is no longer the central hub of Inkling culture. Apparently a new location within Inkopolis known as “Inkopolis Square” is now the most popular area for young Inklings. Many new businesses have opened shop in Inkopolis Square, and it is only two subway stations away from Inkopolis Plaza. We at the Squid Research Lab were surprised to learn that the center of Inkling culture has changed locations in such a short amount of time, but perhaps there is something to be learned about the Inkling way of life in all this. Or maybe we’re just thinking about it too hard.
A Squid Research Lab special report:
As we suspected, Turf War is still the most popular sport among Inklings. The basic rules of this sport remain the same–two teams of four Inklings compete to cover the largest area of ground with their ink color within the allotted time. Inklings still eat, sleep, and breathe Turf War, and the sport still drives the direction of fashion, art, and language for Inkling culture.
We have found photographic evidence of one of the new battle stages in Splatoon 2. Inklings call this new area “The Reef”, presumably because it’s a popular area to hang out when it’s not being used for Turf War. The Reef is located a few blocks from Inkopolis Square, and it’s home to some of the most popular boutique shops in the city.
Our research indicates that the mid-battle stage map has changed a bit. Apparently Inklings can press the X Button to view the map at any time during a battle. Once the map is open, they can then press the directional buttons and the A Button to Super Jump to a teammate. Each teammate is assigned to a different directional button, as is the spawn point. The map also features a cursor that can be moved by tilting the controller.
While an Inkling is on the ground, swinging a roller weapon will still result in a standard horizontal swing. Please see the attached footage for a comparison of roller swing techniques.
This is the Splat Charger in Splatoon 2. Its design has changed a bit from the original game, as have the designs of the Splat Roller and the Splattershot. These classic weapons are still among the most popular with Inklings.
Charger weapons have gained a new ability since our original analysis of them. Inklings can now store their charge for a short time by entering squid form. Then, when they return to Inkling form, they can instantly unleash a charged shot. Very impressive.
The tried-and-true Splattershot hasn’t changed drastically, so veteran Inklings will feel right at home with this weapon. We can also report that all previously existing weapon types, including Splatling and Slosher weapons, will appear in Splatoon 2. Stay tuned for further developments.
Interestingly enough, all of the special weapons that appear in Splatoon 2 are brand new. We’ve been able to secure an image of one of the new special weapons, but we’re unsure of its name. To use it, an Inkling targets as many opponents as he or she can before firing. Once the weapon is fired, four homing missiles are launched at each targeted opponent.
This special weapon is called the Sting Ray. It fires a ray of pressurized ink that can shoot through walls and travel long distances, splatting any enemy players it touches Once activated, it’s very difficult to change the direction of the ray.
This special weapon is the Inkjet. It allows its user to hover in the air, and features a blob launcher that can be used to shoot ink blobs at enemies below. It seems to be a very powerful weapon, but it also leaves its user rather exposed. Once this special weapon runs out, the Inkjet explodes, sending its user to the exact point they activated the special from.
This special weapon is called Splashdown. An Inkling who activates it will jump into into the air and then strike the ground, sending an explosion of ink onto nearby players and surfaces. This special weapon can also be activated mid-Super Jump, creating an explosion of ink upon landing. This technique may be very useful when coming to the aid of a teammate who is under attack.
I nearly overlooked it, but I’ve noticed the existence or a new type of subweapon. This new subweapon is called the Curling Bomb. I was shocked to learn that the Inklings are familiar with the sport of curling, which may be the greatest discovery of all. Once deployed, the Curling Bomb slides across the ground, bouncing off walls.
We haven’t discovered any other new subweapons, but we’ll keep our eyes open.
We’ve received a report that Splatoon 2 will be compatible with an upcoming app for smart devices that enhances online play. This app will link with the game and allow you to set a play appointment with your friends and teammates invited through your social media accounts. It also lets you match up with them directly in the game and voice chat with them too.
For example, during a Private Battle, you can voice chat with all of the connected friends when you divide into teams, but once teams are set, voice chat is switched to communication only between teammates in the same team. Also, you cannot communicate with random Inklings you don’t know.
#51 - Skrevet 10-02-2017 17:12Nye posts er kommet til..
We’ve just received an image of a small cat-like creature on top of a larger cat-like creature known only as…Judd. Could this young cat be Judd’s offspring?! Or perhaps his younger sibling? Or even something more…sinister? MUAHAHA! Nope. Sorry. There’s no evidence to support that. I just got carried away. Anyway, according to our information from two years back, Judd was supposedly the squid world’s only mammal. Just what happened in the intervening time? We’ll spare no effort to solve this mystery!
We’ve acquired images of some returning legacy weapons we weren’t able to show at our recent research presentation, so we’ve decided to reveal them here! This is a Splatling-type weapon called the Heavy Splatling. The angle of the signature ink barrels has been adjusted to make for easier maintenance, but aside from that it functions just as the original model did.
In the Slosher category, the crowd-favorite Slosher is also making a return in Splatoon 2. The keen-eyed observer may notice that slight cosmetic adjustments have been made to the Slosher’s handle and suspension arm. These changes are in line with the cosmetic changes that other legacy weapons have recieved. It may seem a trivial change to some, but we at the Squid Research Lab feel that even the smallest changes must be documented in order to keep up with the ever-changing trends of the Inkling world.
#52 - Skrevet 11-02-2017 12:18 - Redigeret 11-02-2017 14:23
We’ve gotten a first look inside one of the new stages–Musselforge Fitness. This state of the art work out facility contains a bouldering gym, a regulation-sized pool, and all the treadmills you could ever want. Judging from our research, today’s Inklings are foregoing the calisthenics and aerobics for more back-to-basics, iron-puming workouts.
Eureka! We’ve just discovered a breakthrough in squid-observation technology! In Splatoon 2, a new feature called Private Battle Spectator View will allow up to two non-players to spectate a Private Battle. These two people act as camera operators in order capture all the action. This is, of course, in addition to the 8 players who fight in the Private Battle. Outstanding!
Previously, we’ve reported that Splatoon 2 will allow up to eight Nintendo Switch systems to connect via local wireless to play Private Battles. In addition to this, a new feature called LAN Play will enable players to connect eight docked systems using a wired LAN setup. This feature allows players to create local Private Battle tournaments without the need for an Internet connection.
If you’re willing to put in the work to set up LAN Play, you can also use the Private Battle Spectator View feature by hooking up two additional Nintendo Switch systems. Local wireless play is perfect for your regular gaming get-togethers, but LAN Play is where it’s at when you want to organize a serious tournament event with your fellow players.
#53 - Skrevet 11-02-2017 13:46De håber virkelig, at det bliver til et "rigtigt" esports-spil. Bliver spændende at se, om det lykkes. Det med at sætte otte maskiner til via LAN-kabler (og en switch ) virker i al fald ret overkill for den almindelige forbruger.
#54 - Skrevet 11-02-2017 14:25Opdaterede lige JOEPs indlæg med nogle manglende billeder og satte dem i kronologisk rækkefølge
#55 - Skrevet 12-02-2017 10:27Dagens opdatering indeholder amerikanske tidspunkter, men i JOEPs nyhed har I de danske
BREAKING NEWS! A Squid Research Lab special report:
Nintendo Switch owners will soon be able to participate in a special Splatoon 2 preview. A special demo version of Splatoon 2 will be available for download on Nintendo Switch and will allow players to battle against opponents around the world in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event. It’s a way for everyone to investigate the latest in cephalopod warfare months before the game launches!
The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire will give Nintendo Switch owners six chances to play with other owners worldwide during the three-day event. The timing of the event is as follows:
12-12:59 p.m. PT
8-8:59 p.m. PT
4-4:59 a.m. PT
12-12:59 p.m. PT
8-8:59 p.m. PT
4-4:59 a.m. PT
Who’s playing those 4 a.m. Pacific Time time slots, anyway? They’re preferable to players overseas, or perhaps North American early birds (or night owls?)
All indications are that the content for the Global Testfire will allow players to test four different main weapons, including the new Splat Dualies, as well as remixed versions of the iconic Splat Roller and Splat Charger. Extraordinary!
We look forward to sharing additional findings soon, such as when the demo will be available for download in Nintendo eShop.
#56 - Skrevet 05-04-2017 17:39Nå, det er vist ved at være lidt tid siden, at vi har opdateret her, men der er ved at være kommet en del nye posts:
Happy Valentine’s Day! One of our squid researchers at our HQ in Japan made these amazing traditional Japanese confections called wagashi.
They look positively scrumptious, but I’d feel bad subjecting something so cute to my gastric acid. AAAAAAAAAAAH!
That’s called a 360 Big Spin. And this is a backside manual into a kickflip. Skateboard tricks are incredible, but they don’t always turn out the way you’d like. That’s part of their magic. Unlike the battle-busy Inklings, the jellyfish kids are as chill and relaxed as ever.
We’re happy to report that the upcoming Global Testfire will include two stages to battle on: The Reef & Musselforge Fitness.
These stages will be randomly chosen throughout the event.
The rock band Wet Floor are the latest sensation in the Inkling world. Their songs are an enticing blend of different genres, and they’re especially popular with the kids right now. Let’s check out their song “Rip Entry,” which you’ll hear as background music while battling!
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1eQa4oDFI
Let’s meet the members of Wet Floor.
This guy plays synthesizer and is the group’s founder. He’s out to restore some indie dignity to Inkopolis’s music scene that’s lately been taken over by giant pop stars. When it comes to songwriting, he lets others take the initiative. He prefers tinkering with sounds to performing, and the studio is a much more comfortable place for him than the stage.
Wet Floor also has two members that play guitar and provide vocals. The guy on the left is a fan of vintage rock sounds. You can hear it in the sharp, jangly rhythms of his riffs. The girl on the right is a faithful follower of the church of punk rock, and she carves out riffs with a more hunky, bass-heavy sound. These two don’t always see eye-to-eye, but when they’re in the groove, their two distinct sounds meld into a medley of magical music.
Now let’s introduce Wet Floor’s rhythm section.
These two bring a fast-paced technical beat to the group’s sound that’s every bit as crucial as the members who play up front. The guy on bass has a trademark string-slapping style, while the drummer uses her multiple limbs to keep a driving, super-stable backbeat. The friendly rivalry these two share makes the band sizzle with thrilling rhythm.
We just received stunning weapon footage from our fellow field researchers in Japan that illustrate the basics of weapons available in the upcoming Global Testfire. Check them out above before you splat the competition.
We’re also excited to present this special weapon footage; apparently all specials in Splatoon 2 are brand-new. Who knew that the Splashdown can be activated mid-Super Jump!? Check out more in these videos.
When the Testfire begins today, you may be tempted to immediately hop into battle. However, we recommend you take a moment first to adjust the camera setting options to your preference. The included image displays items you can adjust.
We here at Squid Research Lab deeply appreciate that so many people participated in the Testfire last weekend. Thanks to such a fine group of test subjects, our research is making great progress. We can confirm that Splatoon 2 will include many different features than seen in the Testfire, and we look forward to reporting on these continuous findings leading up to the game’s launch this summer.
Let’s take a moment to look at Gear and its role in the Inkling world. Gear is divided into three types, headgear, clothing, and footwear. From our observations, the gear sold at shops in Inkopolis Square keeps pace with the ever-changing world of squid fashion.
Each piece of gear comes with “gear abilities” that provide a variety of benefits during battle. Using a piece of gear repeatedly will increase the number of abilities it has. Our research has also revealed that gear abilities have changed along with fashion over the last two years, with a number of new abilities joining some time-tested favorites.
We’ve managed to learn the name of the young boy with the sea-urchin like head. Everyone, meet “Murch”. Apparently, he looks up to Spyke as a role model, and works in the same industry (if not the same organization) as Spyke.
Murch is good with his hands, and he uses those nimble digits to perform a special service he calls “gear scrubbing”. This will reset the additional abilities on a piece of gear, returning it to its original state. From what we can tell, gear abilities you’ve removed from gear will be returned to you as “ability chunks”.
Once you collect enough ability chunks you’ll be able to use them to fill an empty gear slot with a new ability. Theoretically, this means that repeating Murch’s gear scrubbing many times would allow you to mix and match additional gear abilities as you see fit! That would be incredible! It could be that this young man is even more talented than Spyke himself!
Introducing Humpback Pump Track. This new stage is an indoor BMX track, but Inklings use it as a stage for Turf War. It features many curvy ups and downs, and the bike track surrounds a small hill in the middle. You’d think the openness makes for great visibility, but the hump abundance creates a surprising amount of blind spots. Inklings can employ multiple strategies, including frontal breakthroughs or attacking from the side.
Oh… and we just realized that jellyfish can ride bikes? What!?
This is Starfish Mainstage. It’s an outdoor music venue that hosts concerts for all types of music acts. The now legendary “Squid Squad” played here once, and its considered a bit of a holy site for devotees of rock music. It’s a wonder that all the ink spray doesn’t cause the equipment to short circuit, but I guess they’ve got it figured out.
It looks as though trends in the world of fashion have changed a bit in the last two years. New color palettes and materials have gained traction, and a more casual look is on the rise. Take these suede leather sneakers, for example. They somehow manage to be both casual and classy, and they go great with almost any outfit choice.
#57 - Skrevet 07-04-2017 11:03Der er godt gang i opdateringerne for tiden:
It looks like spawn points have seen a bit of an upgrade over the last two years. This new version seems to be a snazzy foreign-made model, but it looks to function just like the older domestic models. It would seem not even the Inkling world is immune to being buffeted by the winds of globalization.
The indispensable ink tank also seems to have been reworked. New materials and an improved form factor have made the tank lighter and more durable. These Inklings sure have stepped up their tech in the last two years!
Breaking news! We’ve confirmed the identity of the furry creature seen previously in both video footage and the recent Testfire event! Ready for it? Everyone, meet Li’l Judd!
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit he’s adorable, but from what we’ve been able to observe, he’s gunning for Judd’s spot as premier Turf War judge like a bloodthirsty tiger crouching in the jungle underbrush. The details of his origins are still shrouded in mystery, but rest assured our research on this fuzzy subject will continue.