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Splatoon producer on pre-launch jitters, possibility of a sequel

Posted on February 14, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 0 Likes

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GamesMaster spoke with Splatoon producer Hisashi Nogami in its latest issue for a brief interview. At one point, Nogami reflected on how there were some jitters within the team before launch, as they weren’t sure how the multiplayer-focused game would be received.

Nogami told the magazine:

“We’ve dealt with online multiplayer in a number of titles up until now, but this was the first time we’d taken up the challenge of releasing a package game where multiplayer was the main mode. We were not 100 percent sure about how a few sections would be received, and so we’re really happy to see them being well received not only by experienced online gamers, but by a really broad range of players including children and female players too; it’s a real confidence boost. If we have the chance in the future, I’d like to build on online gameplay even more.”

GamesMaster followed those comments by pressing Nogami on the possibility of Splatoon 2 happening one day. When asked, he responded with the following:

“We want to raise this new IP with care, so maybe we’ll get a chance to make it happen if players support us.”

Splatoon updates technically ended last month. But at the Splatoon Koshien 2016 finals a couple of weeks ago, Nogami hinted at possible new content for the shooter.

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  • errantrazor

    There is absolutely nothing more guaranteed in Nintendo’s future than a Splatoon 2.

    • Burning Gravity

      debatable, but on the point of “it’s extremely likely to happen”, I’d agree. way too successful not to. lol

    • Jack Red

      It would lead to a question though. If there does end up being a Splatoon 2 on Nintendo’s next home console, and the console is popular enough and gets the latest COD and Battlefield games, Which would sale the most copies on the popular Nintendo home console? COD, Battlefield, or Splatoon 2?

      • errantrazor

        It’ll mean Splatoon 2 sells even more copies than the original. How many copies of COD is irrelevant.

        • Jack Red

          It was simply a question on which would sell more. Either shooter where you play as a military man with guns in a more brownish style of area, or Splatoon 2 where you’d play as a kid that’s part squid, uses paint guns, brushes, rollers, etc. With a more cartoony artstyle with turf wars.

          • Does it really matter in the end? Can’t both sell equally well? I mean, other shooters do all the time on other consoles.

            But if you are just asking to be asked, I’d say Splatoon 2 if there is more content than the first title since it is a young IP and the first one was very well received, compared to COD which has been hit or miss.

          • Justin McQuillen

            Splatoon splats all over COD.

      • R.Z.

        What sells more on Nintendo consoles, Mario Kart or Need for Speed ?
        (If you look carefully, the WiiU actually has several CoD instalments, not a success seeing how they end up discounted in bargain bins)
        On a hugely successful Nintendo console and given the games are actually well ported and supported, my guess is they could have a decent success.

      • Locky Mavo

        I really don’t think it’ll matter that much either way. Though I think it’s more likely that Splatoon 2 would sell more, seeing as Nintendo games tend to sell better than most 3rd party games on their consoles and CoD and BF are mostly played on PS4 and X1 anyway.
        Plus I think it’s more likely we’ll even see Splatoon 2, than a CoD or BF game on NX anyway. I mean the NX would have to be something absolutely amazing to pull the FPS audience of gamers and devs over from other consoles.
        It’s too hard to tell at this point, too much depends on how popular the NX will be first before talk of how well 3rd party AAA title will do against Nintendo 1st party games, if the NX even receives 3rd party support.

        • Jack Red

          Well if the NX turns out being popular and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox 1, yet we don’t see any third party games, Third Party devs will have a lot of explaining to do.

          • Locky Mavo

            Of course, but still, at this point, you can really tell how things will go till they happen.

          • Jack Red

            True. But at this point aswell, I doubt we’ll see a PPC based home console from Nintendo when the NX or whatever their new Home Console will be comes out. Plus you don’t know how many people will change from Ps4/XboxOne to NX or whatever Nintendo’s new console will be to possibly compete against Sony and Microsoft’s current consoles due to the PS4/XboxOne not getting third party games that’re either 1080p 60fps, or even 900p 60fps. Cause for the most part, the third party multiplats on console aren’t able to go 60fps. It’s either 1080p 30fps or 900p 30fps, or even 720p 30fps for some XboxOne games. If Nintendo’s new home console to possibly compete against Sony’s and Microsoft’s current consoles is able to atleast run third party multiplats at 900p 60fps. (Like Fallout 4 for example.) Nintendo might have good luck with the NX or whatever the new Home Console is.

          • Locky Mavo

            That’s pretty much my point, too many possibilities till we actually see what the NX is.

          • Jack Red

            The one idea that I think would be cool for the NX to actually incorporate is that it can actually get a boost in graphics if hooked up to another system that already has better graphics. Like for example, Someone would wanna play a NX Zelda game. (A NX Exclusive and not a cross gen Zelda U.) And they want the graphics to actually look better, they already own a PC capable of playing games at say 4k 60fps at Ultra settings, By hooking up the NX to that PC, Zelda NX will get a boost in graphics, (Whether it’d be from downloaded graphic updates that you get from an official site supported by Nintendo with graphic patches, mods, whatever you wanna call it, with the ability to have maybe models with a higher polygon count than the NX could handle by itself, Textures that have a higher resolution, better graphical effects and lighting, a ENB of sorts.) and be able to output at 4k 60fps. just as an example could be something that any PC gamer would like if they wish to play the Newest NX exclusive games and be up to PC standards in terms of graphics.

  • KnightWonder

    *Sees that there could be a Splatoon 2*

  • Locky Mavo

    If anything could make me happier than I already am, it’s a sequel to Splatoon.

  • Luke WalkingMoonTree

    I mean it’s been confirmed since people found out that they could make a pun out of the title… Spla2n

  • elthesensai

    The game is way too popular not to have sequels. I’d bet on them making a new one for the NX.


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Platform: WII U
Genre: ACTIONTHIRD-PERSON SHOOTER
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release date: May 29, 2015
OWN IT: 38 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 23 [I beat this game]
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