Nintendo of Japan revealed three new screenshots forÂ Splatoon 2. They come from the gameâ€™s Twitter account, and the feature one of the new maps in the multiplayer mode.
The stageâ€™s name in Japanese is â€œãƒ•ã‚¸ãƒ„ãƒœã‚¹ãƒãƒ¼ãƒ„ã‚¯ãƒ©ãƒ–â€ (Fujitsubo Sports Club), according to the tweet. I had no idea what â€œfujitsuboâ€ meant, so I took to Google. That search result quickly yields tons of information, in Japanese, about barnacles.
Anyways, here are the shots of the stage.
It feels weird thatÂ Splatoon 2 is on its way. The original launched on May 28, 2015. Sure, weâ€™re set to be at least two years beyond that initial launch date when the sequel releases, but I didnâ€™t think Nintendo would pump out a new game in the series for a while.
Blame it on the Switch, I suppose.Â Splatoon was enormous in Japan for Nintendo. With the Nintendo Switch, Splatoon 2 could be the biggest system seller the company has in its home country in 2017. Yes, even bigger thanÂ Zelda.
Splatoon 2 doesnâ€™t have a precise release date, though it is slated for the summer of this year.