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| name = Splatoon
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| developer = [[Nintendo EAD2]]
 
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| system1JP = May 28, [[2015]]
 
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| system1EU= May 29, [[2015]]
 
| system1EU= May 29, [[2015]]
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|system1AU = May 30, [[2015]]|class2 = Miiverse|rating = x|ESRB = E10|PEGI = 7|CERO = A|USK = 6|ACB = PG}}
 
|system1AU = May 30, [[2015]]|class2 = Miiverse|rating = x|ESRB = E10|PEGI = 7|CERO = A|USK = 6|ACB = PG}}
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'''''Splatoon''''' is a team-based shooter game for the [[Wii U]] by [[Nintendo]], released on May 29, [[2015]]. It is the first new character-based IP from [[Nintendo EAD]] since [[Pikmin (video game)|Pikmin]].
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'''''Splatoon''''' is a team-based shooter game for the [[Wii U]] by [[Nintendo]], released on May 29, [[2015]], it is also the first installment in the ''[[Splatoon (series)|Splatoon series]]''. This the first game to have new character-based IP from [[Nintendo EAD]] since ''[[Pikmin (video game)|Pikmin]]''.
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The game later received a sequel named ''[[Splatoon 2]]'' released for the [[Nintendo Switch]].
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
As ''Splatoon'' is primarily a multiplayer- based game, there is not much of a plot. However, the plot of the single- player campaign is as follows:
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The player takes control of an unnamed [[Inkling]] during the events of the single-player campaign.
   
The protagonist, wearing the Hero Suit, travels through an underground world. The Octopus Army Corps, hoping to invade the Squid’s world, built an underground facility.
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The game takes place after a strange UFO takes the [[Great Zapfish]] from [[Inkopolis Tower]]. The player travels through an underground facility built by the [[Octarian]] race, attempting to take back the Great Zapfish from the Octarians.
   
 
==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
The game is an local/online 2- 4-player team shooter where the players try to take territory by splashing ink on the map. When the player is on their team's ink, the player can transform into a squid and travel inside the ink, which is twice as fast than if the player just walked on it. However, if the player is on the enemy's ink, the player moves slowly, and a paint effect appears the TV screen, similar to the blooper's ink effect in past Mario Kart games. You can also tap your team's icon to Super Jump to them, making it handy for ambushes. There is a variety of weapons for the [[Inkling]]s to use as their main and sub weapons. The game also has "super weapons", which are more powerful than the normal weapons. (Ex. the [[Inkzooka]] or [[Bubbler]]).
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The game is an local/online 2- 4-player team shooter where the players try to take territory by splashing ink on the map. When the player is on their team's ink, the player can transform into a squid and travel inside the ink, which is twice as fast than if the player just walked on it.
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However, if the player is on the enemy's ink, the player moves slowly, and a paint effect appears the TV screen, similar to the blooper's ink effect in past Mario Kart games. You can also tap your team's icon to Super Jump to them, making it handy for ambushes.
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There is a variety of weapons for the [[Inkling]]s to use as their main and sub weapons. The game also includes "special weapons", which are more powerful than the normal weapons. (Ex. the [[Inkzooka]], [[Bubbler]], or [[Kraken]]).
   
 
After three minutes, the match ends, and the team that has covered the most territory with ink wins. These matches are judged by a cat named [[Judd]].
 
After three minutes, the match ends, and the team that has covered the most territory with ink wins. These matches are judged by a cat named [[Judd]].
   
Between sessions, the player wanders in a plaza area named [[Inkopolis Plaza|Inkopolis]]. There are other [[Inkling]]s in the plaza based on player's own inklings and Miiverse posts. There are a couple shops where the player can buy weapons and customizations for their Inkling. They then can go to the mode of their choosing. These modes include Battle Dojo, a one- on- one local/ online mode in which the goal is to deflate as many balloons as possible; Ranked Battle, in which there are several variations on Turf War that you can choose from; the single- player campaign, in which you battle the rivals of the Inklings, the Octarians; and amiibo challenges, in which you can use the upcoming Splatoon amiibo to unlock challenges.
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Between sessions, the player wanders in a plaza area named [[Inkopolis Plaza|Inkopolis]]. There are other [[Inkling]]s in the plaza that are the Inklings of the people you have played with. The Inklings display [[Miiverse]] posts and stats about the gear and weapons they've used.
   
=== Weapons ===
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There are four shops where the player can buy weapons and customizations for their Inkling. These shops are called [[Shrimp Kicks]], [[Jelly Fresh]], [[Cooler Heads]], and [[Ammo Knights]].
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The player can choose from a selection of modes to play. These modes include [[Battle Dojo]], a one- on- one local/ online mode in which the goal is to deflate as many balloons as possible; [[Ranked Battle]], in which there are three modes to play that rotate with the maps; [[Octo Valley]], in which you battle the rivals of the Inklings, the Octarians; and [[amiibo]] challenges, in which you can use the Splatoon amiibo to unlock challenges.
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===Weapons===
 
<blockquote>[[List of Splatoon Weapons]]</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>[[List of Splatoon Weapons]]</blockquote>
   
There are a massive variety of weapons in Splatoon, though they are locked into bundles of a Main Weapon, Subweapon and a Super Weapon that charges as the player fires ink.
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There are a massive variety of weapons in Splatoon, though they are each locked into weapon sets, which include a Main Weapon (Shooter, Roller, Charger, Slosher, and Splattling), Subweapon (Basically an item) and a Special Weapon. (Accessible once you have inked enough turf to fill your special meter)
   
Weapons are divided into three main categories: the [[Shooter]], which is akin to a pistol. It fires globs of ink in quick succession. There is also the [[Roller (Splatoon)|Roller]], which sacrifices range and speed for painting capabilities, and the [[Charger]], which requires a charge to be shot, but has excellent range. It is akin to a sniper rifle from other TPS and FPS games, with some of them even having scopes.
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Weapons are divided into 5 main categories: the [[Shooter]], which is akin to a standard weapon. It's a gun that fires globs of ink in quick succession. The [[Roller (Splatoon)|Roller]], which is akin to a melee weapon. It's an oversized paint roller that is useful in spreading ink. The [[Charger]], which is akin to a sniper rifle. It is useful for splatting enemies from a distance, but requires a charge in order to reach it's max distance/power. The Slosher, which is akin to a grenade launcher. It's a bucket that can be angled in any direction to throw a massive amount of ink. Finally, the Splattling, which is akin to a minigun. It fires a large amount of ink, but must be charged in order to increase the amount of time it can shoot at once.
   
=== Maps ===
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===Maps===
The game currently rotates these maps.
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The game currently rotates these maps:
* [[Urchin Underpass]]
 
* [[Saltspray Rig]]
 
* [[Walleye Warehouse]]
 
* [[Blackbelly Skatepark|Blackbelly]][[Blackbelly Skatepark| Skatepark]]
 
* [[Arowana Mall]]
 
* [[Bluefin Depot]]
 
* [[Kelp Dome]]
 
* [[Port Mackerel]]
 
These maps will be added sometime later for free.
 
* [[Camp Triggerfish]]
 
* [[Skyscraper (Tentative title)]]
 
   
=== Multiplayer Modes ===
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*[[Urchin Underpass]]
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*[[Saltspray Rig]]
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*[[Walleye Warehouse]]
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*[[Blackbelly Skatepark|Blackbelly]][[Blackbelly Skatepark| Skatepark]]
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*[[Arowana Mall]]
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*[[Bluefin Depot]]
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*[[Kelp Dome]]
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*[[Port Mackerel]]
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*[[Camp Triggerfish]]
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*[[Moray Towers]]
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*[[Flounder Heights]]
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*[[Museum d'Alfonsino|Museum d’Alfonsino]]
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*[[Mahi-Mahi Resort]]
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*[[Piranha Pit]]
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*[[Ancho-V Games]]
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===Multiplayer Modes===
 
The game is divided into two main distinctions for Multiplayer. There is the unranked Multiplayer, that consists of the game mode [[Turf War]]. The other is Ranked Battle, which consists of the other modes; [[Splat Zones]], [[Tower Control]] and [[Rainmaker]]. Ranked Battles require a minimum level of 10 to be able to be used.
 
The game is divided into two main distinctions for Multiplayer. There is the unranked Multiplayer, that consists of the game mode [[Turf War]]. The other is Ranked Battle, which consists of the other modes; [[Splat Zones]], [[Tower Control]] and [[Rainmaker]]. Ranked Battles require a minimum level of 10 to be able to be used.
   
 
There is also a local multiplayer mode called [[Battle Dojo]]. It's only two players, with one on the GamePad and the other on the TV screen. The two compete to see who pops the most balloons.
 
There is also a local multiplayer mode called [[Battle Dojo]]. It's only two players, with one on the GamePad and the other on the TV screen. The two compete to see who pops the most balloons.
   
=== Inkopolis ===
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===Inkopolis===
 
Inkopolis is the hub which the player uses to access the different modes. It also features an area called Booyah Base, which contains the shops.
 
Inkopolis is the hub which the player uses to access the different modes. It also features an area called Booyah Base, which contains the shops.
   
=== Single Player ===
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===Single-player===
 
The single-player is called [[Octo Valley]] and the player fights against the Octarian army in underground biospheres. The Octarian army has a variety of units at their disposal as well as series of platforming challenges. The Inkling puts on the Hero Suit and ventures to rescue the [[Zapfish]] in each level.
 
The single-player is called [[Octo Valley]] and the player fights against the Octarian army in underground biospheres. The Octarian army has a variety of units at their disposal as well as series of platforming challenges. The Inkling puts on the Hero Suit and ventures to rescue the [[Zapfish]] in each level.
   
=== Arcade games ===
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===Arcade games===
These are accessed with the arcade machine in the plaza or waiting for a match in multiplayer. There are 4 minigames. 3 of them are unlocked by completing the amiibo challenges.
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These are accessed with the arcade machine in the plaza or waiting for a match in multiplayer. There are 4 minigames. 3 of them are unlocked by completing amiibo challenges.
* [[Squid Jump]]
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* [[Squid Racer]] - Boy amiibo
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*[[Squid Jump]]
* [[Squid Ball]] - Girl amiibo
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*[[Squid Racer]] - Boy amiibo
* [[Squid Beats]]- Squid amiibo
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*[[Squid Ball]] - Girl amiibo
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*[[Squid Beats]]- Squid amiibo
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===Other amiibo Support===
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Each of the 3 inkling amiibo has a special costume as a reward for completing all their challenges.
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The Squid Sister amiibo however is a music player which the sister you have used will play the song and dance to it.
   
 
==Development==
 
==Development==
 
This is one of the first games put together by Nintendo's "garage" initiative, a program to get younger developers to create their own games.
 
This is one of the first games put together by Nintendo's "garage" initiative, a program to get younger developers to create their own games.
   
The game originally started as a prototype with "tofu-like" characters firing ink. The characters later turned into rabbits and then, finally squids in 2014. At first, they were human-like squids but the designs were finalized as squid-like humans. The game didn't originally have the walls being paintable but, that was changed when they added the ability to swim in ink. According to the devs, the E3 demo was "10% complete" of the game.
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The game originally started as a prototype with "tofu-like" characters firing ink. The characters later turned into rabbits, and finally squids in 2014. At first, they were human-like squids, but the designs were finalized as squid-like humans. The game didn't originally have the walls being paintable, but that was changed when they added the ability to swim in ink. According to the developers, the E3 demo was a "10% complete" version of the game.
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==Reception==
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The reception was mostly positive, landing a 81 on [[Metacritic]]. On whatoplay.com, ''Splatoon'' receives an aggregate score (''playscore'') of [https://whatoplay.com/wii-u/splatoon/ 8.89] based on 51 critic reviews and 73,900+ gamer ratings.
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Most critics were especially positive on the game's unique take on the shooter genre, as well as its singleplayer mode. However, a lot of reviewers criticized the initial lack of content in the game, along with the lack of some traditional shooter features, such as the lack of voice chat among other things.
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Sales wise, Splatoon was a reasonable success selling 1 million copies by June 23, 2015. The breakdown was 476,000 in North America, 368,000 in Japan, 230,000 in Europe, and 20,000  in Australia and New Zealand. As of July 29th, Splatoon has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide. As of March 31, 2016, the game has sold over 1.3 mill
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==Trivia==
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*Drawings from [[Miiverse]] are integrated all over the game, from speech bubbles of Inklings, to map billboards to the graffiti throughout the Inkopolis Plaza.
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*Many crew members and development staff from the ''[[Animal Crossing]]'' and later ''[[Super Mario]]'' games have worked on the game.
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*The "beep" sound when the player is refilling ink is reused in ''[[Super Mario Odyssey]]'' when Mario's air meter is refilled.
   
== Reception ==
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==External links==
The reception is mostly moderately positive, landing a 81 on [[Metacritic]]. Most of the critics like the original take on a shooter, the game took as well as the fleshed out single-player. The ones who didn't like it that much criticized the lack of traditional shooter features and lack of maps and modes.
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*[http://splatoon.nintendo.com/ Official site]
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*[http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/ Official Tumblr blog]
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*[http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/PgWojuR620ADG7VVhyz94zb5FZH75BKC ''Splatoon''] at [[Nintendo.com]]
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*[https://miiverse.nintendo.net/titles/14866558073673551257/14866558073673551269 ''Splatoon'' Miiverse community]
   
In sales, Splatoon was a reasonable success selling 1 million copies by June 23, 2015. The breakdown was 476,000 in North America, 368,000 in Japan, 230,000 in Europe, and 20,000  in Australia and New Zealand.
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Latest revision as of 22:01, March 26, 2020

Splatoon is a team-based shooter game for the Wii U by Nintendo, released on May 29, 2015, it is also the first installment in the Splatoon series. This the first game to have new character-based IP from Nintendo EAD since Pikmin.

The game later received a sequel named Splatoon 2 released for the Nintendo Switch.

PlotEdit

The player takes control of an unnamed Inkling during the events of the single-player campaign.

The game takes place after a strange UFO takes the Great Zapfish from Inkopolis Tower. The player travels through an underground facility built by the Octarian race, attempting to take back the Great Zapfish from the Octarians.

GameplayEdit

The game is an local/online 2- 4-player team shooter where the players try to take territory by splashing ink on the map. When the player is on their team's ink, the player can transform into a squid and travel inside the ink, which is twice as fast than if the player just walked on it.

However, if the player is on the enemy's ink, the player moves slowly, and a paint effect appears the TV screen, similar to the blooper's ink effect in past Mario Kart games. You can also tap your team's icon to Super Jump to them, making it handy for ambushes.

There is a variety of weapons for the Inklings to use as their main and sub weapons. The game also includes "special weapons", which are more powerful than the normal weapons. (Ex. the Inkzooka, Bubbler, or Kraken).

After three minutes, the match ends, and the team that has covered the most territory with ink wins. These matches are judged by a cat named Judd.

Between sessions, the player wanders in a plaza area named Inkopolis. There are other Inklings in the plaza that are the Inklings of the people you have played with. The Inklings display Miiverse posts and stats about the gear and weapons they've used.

There are four shops where the player can buy weapons and customizations for their Inkling. These shops are called Shrimp Kicks, Jelly Fresh, Cooler Heads, and Ammo Knights.

The player can choose from a selection of modes to play. These modes include Battle Dojo, a one- on- one local/ online mode in which the goal is to deflate as many balloons as possible; Ranked Battle, in which there are three modes to play that rotate with the maps; Octo Valley, in which you battle the rivals of the Inklings, the Octarians; and amiibo challenges, in which you can use the Splatoon amiibo to unlock challenges.

WeaponsEdit

List of Splatoon Weapons

There are a massive variety of weapons in Splatoon, though they are each locked into weapon sets, which include a Main Weapon (Shooter, Roller, Charger, Slosher, and Splattling), Subweapon (Basically an item) and a Special Weapon. (Accessible once you have inked enough turf to fill your special meter)

Weapons are divided into 5 main categories: the Shooter, which is akin to a standard weapon. It's a gun that fires globs of ink in quick succession. The Roller, which is akin to a melee weapon. It's an oversized paint roller that is useful in spreading ink. The Charger, which is akin to a sniper rifle. It is useful for splatting enemies from a distance, but requires a charge in order to reach it's max distance/power. The Slosher, which is akin to a grenade launcher. It's a bucket that can be angled in any direction to throw a massive amount of ink. Finally, the Splattling, which is akin to a minigun. It fires a large amount of ink, but must be charged in order to increase the amount of time it can shoot at once.

MapsEdit

The game currently rotates these maps:

Multiplayer ModesEdit

The game is divided into two main distinctions for Multiplayer. There is the unranked Multiplayer, that consists of the game mode Turf War. The other is Ranked Battle, which consists of the other modes; Splat Zones, Tower Control and Rainmaker. Ranked Battles require a minimum level of 10 to be able to be used.

There is also a local multiplayer mode called Battle Dojo. It's only two players, with one on the GamePad and the other on the TV screen. The two compete to see who pops the most balloons.

InkopolisEdit

Inkopolis is the hub which the player uses to access the different modes. It also features an area called Booyah Base, which contains the shops.

Single-playerEdit

The single-player is called Octo Valley and the player fights against the Octarian army in underground biospheres. The Octarian army has a variety of units at their disposal as well as series of platforming challenges. The Inkling puts on the Hero Suit and ventures to rescue the Zapfish in each level.

Arcade gamesEdit

These are accessed with the arcade machine in the plaza or waiting for a match in multiplayer. There are 4 minigames. 3 of them are unlocked by completing amiibo challenges.

Other amiibo SupportEdit

Each of the 3 inkling amiibo has a special costume as a reward for completing all their challenges.

The Squid Sister amiibo however is a music player which the sister you have used will play the song and dance to it.

DevelopmentEdit

This is one of the first games put together by Nintendo's "garage" initiative, a program to get younger developers to create their own games.

The game originally started as a prototype with "tofu-like" characters firing ink. The characters later turned into rabbits, and finally squids in 2014. At first, they were human-like squids, but the designs were finalized as squid-like humans. The game didn't originally have the walls being paintable, but that was changed when they added the ability to swim in ink. According to the developers, the E3 demo was a "10% complete" version of the game.

ReceptionEdit

The reception was mostly positive, landing a 81 on Metacritic. On whatoplay.com, Splatoon receives an aggregate score (playscore) of 8.89 based on 51 critic reviews and 73,900+ gamer ratings. Most critics were especially positive on the game's unique take on the shooter genre, as well as its singleplayer mode. However, a lot of reviewers criticized the initial lack of content in the game, along with the lack of some traditional shooter features, such as the lack of voice chat among other things.

Sales wise, Splatoon was a reasonable success selling 1 million copies by June 23, 2015. The breakdown was 476,000 in North America, 368,000 in Japan, 230,000 in Europe, and 20,000  in Australia and New Zealand. As of July 29th, Splatoon has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide. As of March 31, 2016, the game has sold over 1.3 mill

TriviaEdit

  • Drawings from Miiverse are integrated all over the game, from speech bubbles of Inklings, to map billboards to the graffiti throughout the Inkopolis Plaza.
  • Many crew members and development staff from the Animal Crossing and later Super Mario games have worked on the game.
  • The "beep" sound when the player is refilling ink is reused in Super Mario Odyssey when Mario's air meter is refilled.

External linksEdit

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