Nintendo haven’t ever really had a big presence in the world of multiplayer gaming. Although Mario Kart 8’s online features are certainly a huge step forward for the company, and Smash Bros. looks promising, they haven’t had an IP that lends itself to online multiplayer more than local.
So, they’ve announced a new IP. Named Splatoon, it features a unique form of eight player multiplayer involving paint, and the ability to transform from a human to a squid.
It’s a multiplayer shooter with a distinct Nintendo style, which means colourful visuals and paint instead of guns, but it actually looks quite brilliant, with the ability to transform allowing you to enter your team’s paint and swim around the level, gaining enough momentum to even jump right across it.
New IPs are always asked for, and this one in particular shows that Nintendo still have their imagination when it comes to new franchises. Let’s hope they get this one right.