Nintendo’s wonderful third person shooter, Splatoon, will be getting a sequel this Summer with Splatoon 2. Splatoon 2 will be bringing the kind of zany, unique shooting action that made the original game so beloved to the Nintendo Switch, and will be hopefully addressing the litany of flaws nevertheless present in the original.
Splatoon 2 will also be supporting some Switch exclusive features, of course. Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami confirmed to Famitsu (translation provided by Nintendo Everything) that the game will be supporting HD Rumble, as an example. “It will indeed make use of HD Rumble. Since it’s capable of very expressive feelings, we’re putting a lot of effort in to get the best tactile sensations possible,” Nogami confirmed. ) If the vibrations connected you to the moments where you splatted an enemy, or did something awesome, then you’d be more immersed in those moments. That’s the kind of use I’d like to include.”
Nogami also confirmed that while the development team is looking at the enhanced power of the Switch over the Wii U, they are more interested in ensuring the game runs at 60fps most of all. “We’re working on improving the graphics, but our number one priority is having it run at 60 FPS. I think we definitely need to keep the responsiveness from the first game, so that takes priority during graphics adjustments.”
Finally, Nogami has revealed information that should put the minds of a lot of Splatoon fans at rest- specifically, fears about what might happen to the original Splatoon once Splatoon 2 is out. Nogami has confirmed that for the foreseeable future, Splatoon‘s online servers will continue to be maintained. “They can rest easy about that, the service will continue. Forever… might be impossible, but it won’t go down after the Switch launches, so everyone will still be able to enjoy the game.”
That is indeed good news. Splatoon 2, meanwhile, is set to launch some time this Summer, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.