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  • Summary: Ink-splatting action is back and fresher than ever. Get hyped for the sequel to the game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer inInk-splatting action is back and fresher than ever. Get hyped for the sequel to the game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before. Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, and two years have also passed in the game world, leading to an evolution in fashion trends and new styles of weapons and gear. Staying fresh never looked so good. Features: New weapons New dual-wielding Splat Dualies join the action, complete with a new Dodge Roll move. Mainstays like the Splat Roller and Splat Charger have also been remixed to include new gameplay mechanics and brand-new special weapons. Local and Online Multiplayer In a first for the series, compete in local multiplayer Turf War battles, whether in TV mode or on-the-go in handheld or tabletop modes. Online battles also make a return. New ways to play Play using the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, both of which allow for gyro controls for better aiming and control. New Trends Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon in real life, and two years have also passed in the game world. Some familiar characters return under different circumstances, and new characters are introduced as well. Fresh Updates - Similar to Splatoon for Wii U, updates will roll out post-launch, adding new content. Smart Device Support An upcoming smart-phone application for the Nintendo Switch system will enhance matchmaking and allow for voice chat options. Turf War Iconic 4 vs. 4 Turf War battles return. The goal is to splat ink on as much territory as possible, while strategically submerging yourself in your team's colors and blasting your enemies. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 100
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  1. Jul 27, 2017
    100
    The improved single-player experience, the enhanced and multitude of online modes for all skill levels and Salmon Run which is just a ton of fun make Splatoon 2 the complete Switch game. The game’s style and charm are terrific and it runs at an amazing 1080p 60fps rock solid the entire time. With a year or more of updates promised and regular Splatfests planned, Splatoon 2 will among your most played games for a while to come.
  2. Jul 18, 2017
    90
    Splatoon 2 takes what was great of the original game and improves every aspect, every detail of the experience. It's a fun and compelling product, a true Nintendo game.
  3. 90
    Splatoon 2 has a lot of substance, and every bit of it is literally oozing with style. Keeping everything that made the original game great while expanding on modes, fashion, weapons and features, this is a powerfully addictive family-friendly shooter.
  4. Jul 18, 2017
    83
    A great evolution of Splatoon's original formula, but doesn't do enough to become a real contender on the competitive scene.
  5. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    Despite the wireless issues, weird schedules, and a bit of familiarity, Splatoon 2 comes out on top overall. The various modes, weapons, and gear offer a lot of strategic options to experiment with, but anyone can jump in, have fun, and feel like they’re contributing. It’s easy to get carried away for hours, splattering the world with ink, and we look forward to seeing how Splatoon 2 expands as Nintendo adds new elements over the coming months.
  6. Jul 19, 2017
    80
    Splatoon 2 is the equivalent to a beautiful, but moody girlfriend. Mostly you have a great time, but sometimes the inherited quirks are too much to bear. Having said that, the mechanics of this ink shooter still feel fresh, but some lack of content is still evident - as is the problem with time restrictions with certain modes (e.g. Salmon Run) and the finicky online app. (updated 07/21/17)
  7. Jul 18, 2017
    60
    When it comes down to it, there are too many things Nintendo could have cut from Splatoon 2 to turn it into a faster, more furious, and more focused game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 353
  1. Jul 21, 2017
    10
    If you liked the first one, you´ll love this sequel. Better graphics, new modes and weapons, better single player experience, it´s just a niceIf you liked the first one, you´ll love this sequel. Better graphics, new modes and weapons, better single player experience, it´s just a nice fast and fun package that you just can´t get enough. Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Sin lugar a duda una grandiosa secuela que expande el universo de Splatoon...

    Tomando como base el título anterior de esta Franquicia que
    Sin lugar a duda una grandiosa secuela que expande el universo de Splatoon...

    Tomando como base el título anterior de esta Franquicia que logró incursionar en el sobresaturado mundo de los Shooters Online y le dió un giro nuevo y fresco propio de Nintendo, con la llegada de esta secuela se toma todo lo que convirtió en un éxito a la anterior entrega y lo eleva a nuevos niveles... Jugabilidad divertida y adictiva, gran variedad de escenarios y armas disponibles, modos de juego Extraordinarios, estética y estilo músical únicos y envolventes...

    Juego indispensable en la Nintendo Switch...
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  3. Aug 1, 2017
    10
    I love this game. The single player is amazing, a better story as well. Salmon Run I'd really fun, I love that you switch around weapons everyI love this game. The single player is amazing, a better story as well. Salmon Run I'd really fun, I love that you switch around weapons every wave. The online multiplayer is still as good as it has always been. I'm addicted to this game, Nintendo, great job. Also I personally think it should be counted as a sequel. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2017
    9
    Splatoon 2 being the second game of the series included many new ideas, but it was ultimately a polished version of the original. The newSplatoon 2 being the second game of the series included many new ideas, but it was ultimately a polished version of the original. The new weapons are great, but some sound good on paper but when they are executed, just really aren't that great. This is a great game, and I love it, but in my opinion it falls short of a 10 due to the lack of difference from the original and the sequel. Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2020
    9
    Splatoon 2 took all the things that the first game did right, and takes into a WHOLE another level.
    nintendo's new IP did it again, folks,
    Splatoon 2 took all the things that the first game did right, and takes into a WHOLE another level.
    nintendo's new IP did it again, folks, the multiplayer can be casual, fun, competitive, COOP mode Salmon run is tons of fun with friends, and singleplayer is really entertaining, the SplatFests, events that don't happen anymore were amazing.

    the only flaw i could give to the game is that it has plenty of region locked content, mainly gear, that can give advantages on multiplayer play.

    9/10
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  6. May 19, 2018
    8
    El solo online de este juego hace que merezca la compra rápido dinámico y muy adictivo, el apartado grafico es excelente y su jugabilidad esEl solo online de este juego hace que merezca la compra rápido dinámico y muy adictivo, el apartado grafico es excelente y su jugabilidad es profunda y estratégica, tiene un modo historia corto pero muy entretenido y da la opción de jugar en esos momentos en que no tendremos acceso a internet, la banda sonora es muy buena pero como punto negativo y el cual fue determinante para ponerle un ocho, es la falta de un multijugador en el cual dos personas jueguen en la misma consola. Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2019
    0
    Könnte man das Spiel zu 2 an einer Konsole spielen wäre es ein ganz witziges Spiel so ist es nur abzocke

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