Nintendo’s brilliant online shooter Splatoon 2 deserves to be copied by other similar games. Not necessarily the fashion stuff or the whole “paint the floor” thing. Rather, some of the game’s smaller ideas....
It’s time for a super-sized episode of Kotaku Splitscreen full of special guests, dating advice, and squid-kid conspiracy theories.
If the ARMS tournament from earlier this year didn’t clue you in, here’s another incident that proves Nintendo is really good at its own games.
Look, not everyone sets out to have a massive Amiibo collection. A lot of people start out like I just did: with one.
Splatoon 2's big event has kicked off in Japan, where players are finding that the game takes the mayo vs ketchup theme all the way. Yes, you will be shooting the warring condiments onto your enemy squids this weekend. Eww.
I don’t know if this is some weird digital version of Stockholm Syndrome, or my trying to rationalize a Nintendo-ass decision about multiplayer. Whatever is going on, I’m surprised to report that I’ve started to like the way Salmon Run is only available during certain block schedules.
If you’ve found yourself in Splatoon 2’s lobby sometime in the last day, you might have asked yourself: “Why is there so much furry art here?”
Splatoon 2's first post-launch Splatfest kicks off tomorrow, and fans are passionately rallying for their favorite the upcoming Mayo Vs. Ketchup battle. Snacktaku removes passion and common sense from the equation to try and determine a winner using the magic of snack science.
Hello, fellow Splatoon fans. I’m writing to you today, just a bit ahead of Splatfest, to remind you that you definitely do not need to use motion controls when you play. Especially if you’re on the other team from me.
Japanese noodle maker Nissin just announced a new Cup Noodle called “Black Seafood” that looks incredibly similar to a recently released game. Hrm. I wonder which one...
Splatoon 2's first post-launch Splatfest has a theme, and while the event hasn’t officially begun yet, people are already getting riled up. The lobby has become a battleground, with everyone making a case as to why you should pick one side over the other. Marina, as everyone guessed, is Team Ketchup, while the gremlin…
Hyper-realistic images are becoming a thing in Splatoon 2, so I decided to make my very own. All it took was an image editor and five hours of squinting, cursing and hand cramps.
Your first few levels in Splatoon 2 will fly by, but soon enough you’ll be slowly crawling toward your next rank and weapon unlock. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to speed things up.
The first Splatoon gave us a new way to play multiplayer shooters, a genre that sometimes feels stale. Two years later, Splatoon 2 doesn’t revitalize shooters all over again but instead refines Nintendo’s unusual, brilliant take.
The screenshot above shows the results of a Splatoon 2 match I played over the weekend. You’ll notice my team won by a tenth of a percent. If you look closely, you’ll also notice how the other team could’ve stopped us.
Splatoon 2's been out for a few days now, and players keen to post their images in-game are moving beyond hasty scribbles and into the realm of painstaking recreations of real-world people, places and things. One guy’s even created a program to do it automatically.
Just about any headset you can use with a phone or tablet can be used with Nintendo’s Switch app to chat with friends during rounds of Splatoon 2. You don’t have to pick up Hori’s official licensed headset, but there are a couple of reasons you might want to.
Chatting with your friends is great and all, but the Switch online app’s best Splatoon 2 feature is Annie’s SplatNet Gear Shop, featuring a rotating stock of exclusive items for the discerning squid kid.