In its latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, the company released a new trailer to show off the single-player mode of Splatoon 2.
“In a shocking twist, Callie–of Squid Sisters fame–has gone missing and her right-tentacle squid Marie tasks the player to search for Callie and the Great Zapfish,” reads an accompanying description. “Players can use different weapons in single-player mode to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies, and take down towering bosses–weapons like the Roller, Slosher, Splatling or the new Dualies.”
According to Nintendo, the single-player mode will serve to help players familiarize themselves with game-mechanics and develop the necessary skills to head into the multiplayer module. It is not a bad idea, considering that it would otherwise be frustrating to play alongside newcomers who have no idea how the game works.
Previously, Nintendo revealed a new “horde mode” called Salmon Run, where a team will be pitted against waves of enemies and tasked with survival and collecting salmon eggs. There are likely more exciting modes in the pipelines, which the developer will unveil when the time is right.
Splatoon 2 will be available to play on all three Switch modes: table, TV and handheld. This will give players the freedom to choose between playing with the Joy-Con controllers or the Pro Controller.
Splatoon 2 will receive content support post-release in the form of free updates that add new stages and weapons, much similar to the original game. There is also rumor that the company is interested in testing the esports waters with the game; an idea taken from the original announcement trailer of the Switch, where Splatoon 2-playing players were standing on a tournament stage and surrounded by a crowd of supporters.
Splatoon 2 is scheduled for an official release on July 21, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.