Pearl and Marina amiibo Announced ~ Release Date: TBA
Nintendo made a couple of announcements for the Splatoon 2 players during the final of the Splatoon Koshien 2018 tournament in Japan today. The first is something that practically any fan of Splatoon expected: the Pearl and Marina amiibo. Unfortunately, the release date is TBA. But Nintendo revealed that players can use the amiibo to take pictures with Pearl or Marina and that you can get special equipment with them.
Check out the announcement trailer (Jpanese) of Parl and Marina amiibo for Splatoon 2, featuring the new amiibo figures:
But that’s not all: it was also announced that a new update will add a new map and a new weapon for the game. The stage is called “Aji Fry Stadium” and it looks like a sports stadium. As for the new weapon, it is called “Dark Tetra Dualies”. Unlike regular Dualies, it allows you to make 4 consecutive shots.
“About Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2 is a team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to the 2015 Wii U title Splatoon, and includes a story-driven single-player mode, as well as an online multiplayer mode that features up to eight players in online four-versus-four matches. The game was announced in January 2017, and released worldwide on July 21, 2017. By 2018, the game had sold nearly five million copies worldwide.
Like its predecessor, Splatoon 2 is a multiplayer third-person shooter in which players control characters known as Inklings and use colored ink to attack opponents and clear goals. Inklings can transform between humanoid form, during which they can fire ink with their weapons, and squid form, which allows them to swim through ink of their own color in order to move quickly and replenish ink supplies. The sequel adds new standard, sub and special weapons to the game, including dual-wield pistols, that allow the player to perform dodge rolls, and jetpacks. Like the previous game, the game features the Turf War modes for Regular Battles, and a rotation of Splat Zones, Tower Control, Rainmaker, and Clam Blitz modes for Ranked Battles, which are now ranked individually. League Battles allow players to form teams with friends. A new mode, Salmon Run, allows up to four players to team up co-operatively to tackle waves of enemies called the Salmonids.
The game features a single-player campaign, Hero Mode (Octo Canyon), in which the player must battle through various levels fighting the evil Octarians. Unlike the previous game’s single-player campaign which had a pre-determined weapon set, the player can now earn various weapons, some of which are required when playing levels for the first time. In addition to scrolls that unlock artwork and in-game lore, players can collect Sardinium to upgrade their Hero Mode weapons and tickets that can be exchanged for temporary reward boosts in multiplayer battles, such as increased experience or money.
Players can play multiplayer online through an internet connection or play locally, although local play requires multiple consoles and copies of the game. The game also features LAN support with an adapter accessory for local private tournaments. The game support Amiibo figures, which allow players to store their Inkling’s custom look and unlock additional content, and free post-release updates and Splatfest events are also planned.
Splatoon 2 takes place approximately two years after the final Splatfest event of the first game, in which the pop idol Marie proved victorious over her cousin and fellow Squid Sister, Callie. While the two girls seem to carry on as normal afterwards, the usually inseparable cousins begin to spend more and more time apart due to their growing solo careers, with Marie beginning to worry about whether Callie was negatively affected by the Splatfest result. After going out of Inkopolis to see her parents, Marie returns home to discover both Callie and the Great Zapfish have gone missing. Fearing that the evil Octarians are once again involved, Marie once again takes on her role as Agent 2 of the Squidbeak Splatoon and recruits an Inkling from Inkopolis Square, the player character, to become Agent 4 and investigate.”