Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 1 Wii U servers coming back online
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 0 comments
Months after they went offline, the servers for Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 1 will be up and running once again very soon.
We previously reported that both games were impacted by a security vulnerability. Nintendo has now officially acknowledged the issue, and confirmed that it has been addressed.
A notice posted on Nintendo’s European website states that online play for Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon will resume on August 3, 2023 – that may be tonight in North America. Note that an update will be required to access the functionality.
Here’s the full notice:
Does Splatoon still feels fresh?
Splatoon is a fascinating franchise to look at. Coming from a company that has the biggest names in the industry, it’s impressive how fast the series managed to get the same success of other IPs with three games already in the span of eight years.
In today’s video, I wanted to reflect in the aging process of the franchise, looking at how new and fresh the game looked on Wii U and how the series has evolved since that. If you’re interested in that topic, feel free to check out the video down below. At the very end here’s also the announcement for the winner of our last giveaway.
Splatoon Boy and Splatoon Boy: DX Edition figma pre-orders open
Posted on 3 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
Play-Asia has opened pre-orders for the Splatoon Boy and Splatoon Boy: DX Edition figmas. The first one only includes a single figure while the DX Edition comes with two (as well as Judd and Li’l Judd).
Here are the official product descriptions and a few photos:
Nintendo seems to have used Super Mario 3D World’s “Super Bell Hill” as a test map while making Splatoon
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 0 comments
Yesterday, Nintendo posted a video featuring Splatoon series producer Hisashi Nogami and Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi from the V&A Museum. An exhibit opened a few months ago showcasing the original game’s development.
Throughout the video, Nintendo showed brief flashes of Splatoon’s creation. One aspect fans noticed is that “Super Bell Hill”, the first level in Super Mario 3D World, was apparently used as a test map during development. We can also see that there was a different special meter.
Video: Hisashi Nogami and Shinya Takahashi on the making of Splatoon
Posted on 4 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in General Nintendo, Videos | 0 comments
Splatoon is currently being featured at the Victoria and Albert Museum of arts and design in London. Nintendo UK took the opportunity and went there with Hisashi Nogami, the producer of Splatoon, and Shinya Takahashi, the Head of Software Development at Nintendo, and asked them about the making of Splatoon. Check out the video below:
Video: Splatoon 2 vs. Splatoon 1 Ancho-V Games comparison
As part of Splatoon 2’s August content update, Ancho-V Games was added as the latest stage. Fans will remember that the level first appeared in the original Splatoon. See how the stage compares between both games below.
A look at the new Splatoon figma
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
At Wonder Festival earlier this year, a new Splatoon figma was unveiled. Players will be able to move the parts around to set different poses.
Aside from the standard Splatoon figma, a DX version is also in the works that will come with parts to make Inkling Girl look like her design from Splatoon 2. We have a first look at that version above from Mega Hobby Expo. The standard version is pictured below.
Splatoon 2 vs. Splatoon 1 Camp Triggerfish video comparison
Splatoon 2 added in its latest returning map, Camp Triggerfish, following the big 3.0.0 update yesterday. Take a look at the video below to see how the stage compares to how it originally was in the first Splatoon.
Direct-feed footage of Splatoon’s tofu prototype, ARMS’ prototypes
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U | 0 comments
Within the past few days, the full GDC presentations for both Splatoon and ARMS were published online. We thought it might be interesting to highlight prototypes of the two games, as this is the first time we have direct-feed footage as opposed to very off-screen videos (which also weren’t complete). If you’re interested, we have both clips below.
Splatoon Twitter account reaches 1 million followers, sends out special piece of artwork
Posted on 5 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
The official Japanese Splatoon Twitter account has reached an important milestone: 1 million followers on Twitter. To celebrate, they sent out the special piece of artwork you see above.
It’s not exactly breaking news that Splatoon is popular in Japan, but this is another example of it. Especially if you consider that the official Japanese Nintendo Twitter account “only” has 968,000 followers.