FREE DLC EDITION
CUSTOM BATTLES TOO
>all the updates are free
>team up with friends
>matchmaking and custom rules confirmed
>not letting babies play online ranked until they level up enough
Yuroop master race. You can start jelly now.
>ALL THIS FOCUS ON LEVELING AND RPG ELEMENTS
>LEVELS ARE ON A FUCKING 4 HOUR ROTATION RATHER THAN JUST BEING ABLE TO CHOOSE
>70 CANADIAN DOLLARS
FUCK YOU NINTENDO
Oh God Nintendo what have you wrought
>Get onto /v/
>Holy shit, the Splatoon direct? Already?
>Get onto Twitch ASAP, grab snacks while stream is loading
>Sit down, open giant bag of crisps, look at the screen
>"We hope to play with you soon in Splatoon!"
>This presentation has now finished.
I miss anything good?
DEMO STARTS TOMORROW
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT NOW THO
>shit posting btfo scratching the bottom of the barrel for things to shit post about
free DLC is now bad adding more features for free is bad
>all this content coming out later as free updates
Is Splatoon Nintendo's first Early Access game?
They already did "Free DLC" with Mario Kart.
Besides, there are other companies doing it, for instance, there are like 6 DLC characters on Tekken Tag 2, they are free DLC characters
DOGS FOREVER I am allergic to cats
What kind of sorcery is this?!
They tried with this Direct and I do love the idea of a new Nintendo franchise, but my interest in the game after the Direct is approximately 0.
The single-player mode seems obligatory more than anything else and the multiplayer seems real limited option-wise from what we've seen.
If it's amazing, maybe I'll still get it. But for now, I'm probably waiting for it to hit $20 in 10 months like all of the other Nintendo games that don't hit their sales mark.
>Day 1 DLC
It's ok when Nintendo does it.
Probably late reaction to all of the problems people pointed out over the course of several months of playtest events. Just consider how it was literally just weeks before launch that we heard about plans to address no parties, no joining friends online, etc.
It's the former. I mean the latter factors in, they need to get games on the Wii U with these months of no games in between, but they learned with Mario Kart 8, after the online fucking died the DLC brought it back. That's why they spaced the Animal Crossing stuff out so far even though it was complete.
Yeah lets be honest.
Im looking forward to the game but its pretty obvious that its not finished on release, or they're taking a strategy with the game to keep it fresh by holding back content and letting it release every couple of months so the game doesn't get stale quickly.
I don't mind too much the maps and gear being held back but shit like custom lobbies should be there day 1, I wouldn't be surprised if the devs had their own vision for the game that didn't include them but the backlash made them change their mind and so its not ready day 1.
>Tfw told a chick I would hang out with her friday
>Tfw work saturday
Well they are calling them "testfires"
This might actually be really smart
>Everyone knows theyll only have that hour to play
>Large number of people logging in at once, rather than over the course of a weekend
>Nintendo can fully stress test their servers before launch day
>choosing bitchy hairballs over man's best friend
I know you're still trying hard to find something to shitpost about, but it's not working.
Game of the year confirmed.
>just came home
>was about to watch splatoon direct
>"thanks for watching"
how long for them to upload it in the archive?
Yeah, remember when TF2's server configs were delayed for months after release?
And when they showed off finished maps telling you to look forward to them months after release?
Or how they locked an entire gamemode behind social media clicking?
Guys I think we're forgetting to discuss one of the supers they revealed today
>Servers inevitably shit themselves because Nintendo hasn't done anything like this before
>Because they only last for an hour, there's no time to fix the server issues
>Nobody gets to play
Less like testfires, more like premature ejaculations.
I know right everything they shit posted about btfo they can always go back to no voice chat
Remember fuck dogs! Cats are bros!
No, it launched with a full feature set. Things like ranked mode, matchmaking, custom rules, playing with friends weren't delayed for months to generate le epic free dlc praise.
BOY I SURE CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY THE DEMO AT MIDNIGHT ONLY TO HAVE NINTENDO'S BROKEN ASS THIRD WORLD SERVERS GO DOWN
Maybe I'm crediting them too much, but I feel like if they're not dumb they'll realize this is a new IP on a system made for nintendo fans, so they're trying to keep interest at least throughout summer. I don't know, I can't find it in me to be upset about this. It's all free
I agree that Day 1 is still BS. The only silver lining I can see is that you can sell them afterwards, so when you've unlocked everything they have to offer you can pass it along instead of everyone having to buy it new. So:
>1 person buys figures
>shares with all friends
>sells them for maybe half of what they paid for them
It works out better than
>everyone pays full price
>1 hour intervals
Eh, they better hope their servers are secure as shit because if Club Nintendo can't handle a bunch of people accessing at once, I'm not sure I'll even be able to play 30 minutes.
Nintendo games never drop in price like that.
I never said to directly compare them as if they were clones, retard. Valve's different approach to long term support isn't different just because they advertised it differently. Go fuck yourself.
>only the winning team gets the slugs
>even if you tear shit up every match, and you team still loses sorry buddy.
Just make it so everyone can get them with enough points, but the winning team gets bonus slugs.
>TF2 at launch
>Forgetting it only had one weapon per inventory slot for each character and no hats until years later
>Most of the maps weren't released yet either
>updates all summer
>playing with friends confirmed
>shit posters blown the fuck out
Yeah thats definitely a strategy they seem to be taking.
Stuff like squidfests also remind me a bit of mobile games like llsif and are a good way to keep players coming back.
The only real issue imo is them holding back custom friends stuff since i feel that will make people hold out on purchasing it until that update is available.
But this isn't long term support. This is patching in basic features months down the line because they weren't finished.
It's a fucking Early Access game, not a complete game with additions, it's an incomplete game missing core parts.
Leftfags need to leave.
Right is the only right choice
>Trailer looks neat
>Treehouse Event at E3
>Game winds up looking boring as fuck since there's clearly not enough content to pad out the section they're dedicating to it, all them playing is doing is killing my enthusiasm
>Splatoon gets a direct
>33 minutes of Wow It's Fucking Nothing
>basic gameplay options are a patch months down the line
Are the splatfests the only way to get Sea Snails? That seems like a pretty raw deal if it's the ONLY way to upgrade your gear.
Also there was something about rerolling abilities? Sounds like getting the abilities you want on the clothes you want is going to be hell.
>that urchin girl
>those squid idols
T-they're doing this on purpose
They have to be
They at least know what will happen
>Or how they locked an entire gamemode behind social media clicking?
Oh how naive you are.
>Ranked is only locked behind levels because they don't know how long the game wi last
It's also the same reason why there's "free DLC" like the Paintbrush that was already advertised before.
>people crying about 1 hour demos
The only reason there is a demo is to stress test the servers.
Ink strike seems like the obvious choice. Kraken hardly did anything before dying.
I'm also having trouble seeing the advantage of normal shooters as a primary. Chargers and Rollers seem better basically across the board.
You could always just rewind you fucking idiot
then we're complaining about no demo
wait, what the fuck? I don't understand the deal with the demo
>Splatoon direct BTFO shitposters
>MK8 said to be getting more DLC
What a fun day this has been.
Global Testfire demo UK: Participants can download the free demo from Nintendo eShop for Wii U from 17:00 CEST today. This demo will then go live for 1-hour periods at the following times on Saturday 9th May: 04:00 BST, 12:00 BST and 20:00 BST. When live, users will get the chance to jump online and play in 4-on-4 Turf War battles against other players from across the world, including representatives of Nintendo’s Squid Research Lab! Players who download the demo can also claim a 10% discount off the price of Splatoon on Nintendo eShop*, with the offer starting on 29th May and lasting until 4th June.
Global Testfire US: Wii U owners with a broadband Internet connection can now download from the Nintendo eShop a free special demo, which will enable them to participate in four-on-four Turf War battles in several one-hour demo events set at optimal times for global play. The first Testfire event is scheduled for 8-9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, May 8, with additional opportunities on Saturday, May 9, at both 4-5 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. During the first one-hour demo event, Nintendo will be broadcasting a live stream hosted by game experts from Nintendo’s Treehouse as they play against other Testfire participants.
Ink Strike does seem pretty gud but I feel like the Kraken would wreck shit on those narrower, more confined maps where it could just dash through a hallway and nail dudes.
Also the shield that you can put on teammates as well looks ridic
>>MK8 said to be getting more DLC
>Dry Bones still has a chance
>MK8 said to be getting more DLC
The fiscal year ends at match. In the point of view of their financial report, when they talk about "Mario Kart 8 Future DLC", they are talking about the second pack that was still about to be released.
On one hand that'd be cringeworthy if anyone I knew saw it, on the other that's so spot on that it's giving me nostalgia.
It's a stress test. They need to see if the servers can hold all the people. Don't expect some amazing demo, I do hope there's some singleplayer mission thing though. Just 1, ninty plz.
I am torn between cats and dogs i love them both NOOOOOOOOOOOO
I'm going to get this shit day one but all of the fags defending no voice chat is seriously getting to me.
Look at the direct and the potential for teamwork. Why would you settle for no voice options at all? At least there is voip option on the computer to remedy that but its still fucking stupid.
Lets be honest, do you want to listen to half of the 10 year olds that will be playing this game?
I sure as hell don't and really don't want to go through the hassle of muting everyone every game
>>MK8 said to be getting more DLC
Sauce? Sauce? Please don't be rusing me man.
I actually really like the art style for this game.
I mean besides the obvious porn potential, I just think it looks nice.
But also jesus christ the fact that's official art. They HAVE to know.
I'm gonna be the guy who only takes Echolocation.
I'm going to be happy know we will win so many games because we literally have wallhacks and the enemy don't bother with anything that isn't MORE AOE.
In fact I'm always going to play with as few offensive weapons as possible because I love supporting shit like that.
must feel good to be a nintendo fan in bongland
Splatoon for Famicom
>that mushroom rock
Also requesting an obligatory Spike smug pepe image.
Looks like Madara.
And I’m not talking about Edo Tensei Madara. I’m talking about Rinne Tensei Madara Uchiha with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan and Rinnegan and with rikidou techniques, his Gunbai, a Perfect Susano’o and control of the juubi and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju’s DNA implanted in him so he also has mokuton kekkei genkai and yin-yang release ninjutsu.
Yes, but they just said MK was getting future DLC and from the standpoint of march, that's all.
I do belive they will make more DLC but today's financial report was in no way a confirmation.
No because I am Scottish and hate all British culture and this game is centered around it but it looks cool though damn
when is 2d ever inferior?
>inkling costumes for smash
One step closer to having inklings playable.
right is superior in every way and this is indisputable
>They're doing the squid fingers
Does anyone have a screencap of that one Nintendo EAD Tokyo member doing his squid fingers thing after winning a match at E3?
incoming funnest minigame
You play them at an ingame arcade cabinet.
So, is Splatfest only for NA? I hope it's for yurop as well
I love community-driven fights
>people saying this has a 90s vibe
No, stop that. This is some 50 year old PR manager's interpretation of the 90s.
Of course they know. They posted pic related, it's from the tumblr that was linked in the stream.
Trust me, they know.
It looks like fucking scummy London hipster central. BTW disclaimer I hate British Culture. Not the English, Welsh or Irish people. Vote SNP
Sorry Nintendo, not buying.
I just assumed this would have local multiplayer since it's a multiplayer-focused Nintendo game, but I was extremely disappointed when they confirmed local is only 1v1. I just wanted the game for 4-player splitscreen, so if it's not there I have no interest in the game.
Demo is up, but remember guys it's online only at the specific times
I got them, lemme get the other for you
I wish they would have just made it online for a couple days. Then I could have just shirked all my responsibilities and not had to worry about setting alarms so I don't miss a chance to play.
Just rewatch it on YouTube and find out yourself, you retard.
They dun goofed. Why couldn't they have painted it.
>Squids become fully humanoid at fourteen
>Japan's age of consent is fourteen
SICK LORE IT IS THEIR PUBERTY ITS SO FUCKED UP LORE DISCUSSION NOW HFIUFUIWBFUIBWIUBFIUWBFIUBWIFEBIFBIUWEBFIBRFUBEUIF
>goes from braindead slug to hip-swaying slut
Just like real women, am I right guys?
Which fucking amiibo unlocks the rhythm minigame?
I MUST KNOW
Holy shit the soundtrack is so promising