Splatoon is one of the more unique multiplayer games to hit the Nintendo Wii U in recent years, and since then Splatoon 2 has become available on the latest Nintendo Switch system.
Players are tasked with running around and splashing paint all over the city – and enemy team members. Online, players can take part in 4v4 ‘turf wars’, with the team that paints the town the most in their own colour wins.
There are a host of different weapons, from paint guns to rollers, and the team-based gameplay makes the title ripe for competitive matches.
The 3+ age rating and paint-focused gameplay makes this a shooter that’s ideal for children and families to try out.
While the esports tournaments in Splatoon aren’t like the competitions in big established esports titles (there’s a lack of prize money in Splatoon for one), it’s paved the way for an esports future from Nintendo – there was even an official UK Championship earlier this year.
The squid kids called Inklings are back to splat more ink and claim more turf in this colourful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter.
For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch system, and use any of the console’s portable play styles for intense local multiplayer action. Even team up for 4-player co-op fun in Salmon Run.