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Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch - Pre-Release

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#61 torgo

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 07:42 PM

Is it possible to draw on the Switch itself or is this feature restricted to the app only?

 

It's on the Switch itself, only in handheld mode. If you do it when it's docked, you have to draw with the sticks, which is impossible. :O



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:01 AM

I don't know if I'll be available to play on the 15th, but I went ahead and downloaded the Splatfest demo and made my character and team choice.

 

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Also:  http://www.bobandgeo...rchives/050514c

 

(Apologies to any cake lovers that I might end up facing if I'm able to make it that Saturday.)



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:27 AM

NoA has revealed their new commercial for Splatoon 2.  Dunno if it will be the only one or if they'll make one with strictly kids.

 

Anyways here:

 

Also Digital Foundry puts Splatoon 2 through its paces, tech specs wise:

 

For those that can't watch the whole thing is, yeah the graphics aren't top notch, mind-blowing awesome, but they commend Nintendo for choosing maintaining high performance over great graphics.


Edited by Ngamer01, 12 July 2017 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:33 AM

https://gonintendo.c...o-version-1-0-1

 

The Splatfest World Premiere Demo was updated to version 1.0.1 last night.  It supposedly adds more "construction" of the town the new plaza is in (matches Japanese version).  Oh and if you happen to notice players in your plaza that have gear and levels that they shouldn't have, the game has the ability to assign NPC bots to your plaza.  They will have random gear and levels.

 

In cases of where you have no internet service or Splatoon 2 is down for maintenance, the game will also assign these blob people in place of NPCs of other players' characters and bots.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:35 AM

Japan and Europe have announced what levels will be in the first Splatfest, however the weapons are the same from the Global Testfire:

https://gonintendo.c...eapons-revealed

https://gonintendo.c...-in-the-splatoo

 

It's safe to assume NoA will also use these same levels and obviously by the Splatfest demo, the Global Testfire weapons too.

 

Anyways here are the levels:

 

During the first two hours of the Splatfest, gamers will be duking it out on Starfish Main Stage and Inkblot Academy. In the two hours after that, the Turf War will bring us to Moray Towers and Humpback Pump Track.


Edited by Ngamer01, 14 July 2017 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:42 AM

Well time to chronicle my adventures in my first ever Splatfest from pre-Splatfest to post.  Video/Videos coming later.

 

Throwing these all in spoilers because there are a lot of pictures and some people don't want to scroll tons:

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All-in-all, the Splatfest was pretty fun even if matchmaking chugged piss and we ended facing more Ice Cream teams than Cake teams.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:16 AM

Because I posted many pictures just recently, I'll put these results in a new post:

 

Cake vs. Ice Cream Results

 

Popularity:  24% to 76% -- Ice Cream gets popularity win.

 

Solo Wins: 49% to 51% -- Ice Cream gets most solo wins.

 

Team Wins: 53% to 47% -- Cake gets most team wins.

 

Final Results: 1 to 2 -- Ice Cream wins it all!

 

EDIT -

 

Just a heads-up for the full release.  If you end up disconnecting during live matches whether from poor internet, poor Nintendo servers/maintenance, or you actually rage quit, Nintendo will temporarily ban you from online play on Splatoon 2.


Edited by Ngamer01, 16 July 2017 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:28 AM

Yesterday the embargo for Splatoon 2 reviews lifted and so...

 

GoNintendo:  https://gonintendo.c...view-splatoon-2

 

Other Reviews:  https://gonintendo.c...review-round-up

 

The game broke street date in Norway, so be wary of any spoilers online!:  https://gonintendo.c...-some-retailers

 

Splatoon 2 devs talk more about the game and its development:  https://gonintendo.c...ks-mode-changes

 

Anyways the reviews seem favorable.  2 does so many things better than the first game and fixes a lot of the problems people had with the first game.  The only knocks I could see is not much innovation over the first game though and still barebone online options that aren't as robust as other shooters/other platforms.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:19 PM

https://gonintendo.c...1-now-available

 

Splatoon 2 to have a day one update.  No idea what is in the changelog, but I'd imaging the 1.0 bump was to activate online play plus Switch app support and the 0.1 bump was to fix some bugs (including any introduced in 1.1.0).  Also don't forget the update might also enable the beginning DLC cycle after game launch.







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