Splatoon 2 for PC is an upcoming third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, PC and Android. It is the sequel to the 2015 Wii U title, Splatoon, and is a team-based third-person shooter which is playable by up to eight players in online four-versus-four matches. The game was announced in January 2017, and will be released worldwide in later 2017.
A set of prologue stories to set up the plot of Splatoon 2 for PC, known as the Squid Sisters Stories, were released on the official website prior to release, detailing what had happened between the two games. The story opened approximately nine months after the final Splatfest event of the previous game, in which Marie proved victorious over her fellow Squid Sister, Callie. While the two girls seemed to carry on as normal afterwards, the usually inseparable Squid Sisters began to spend more and more time apart due to their growing solo careers. With this on her mind, Marie began to worry about whether Callie had been negatively affected by the Splatfest result. However, their worries were temporarily forgotten after the two spent an afternoon together. After going out of Inkopolis to see her parents, Marie returned home to discover Callie had gone missing and the Great Zapfish had once again been stolen. Fearing that the evil Octarians were again involved, and knowing that Inkopolis would react badly to the disappearance of Callie, Marie decided to find an Inkling recruit to infiltrate the Octarians’ headquarters, retrieve the Great Zapfish, and find out what happened to Callie.
Like its predecessor, Splatoon 2 for PC 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 alternate 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. In addition to the original game’s Turf War mode, which involves two teams of four players trying to cover the most ground in their color of ink, the game adds new modes of play. Salmon Run, for example, is a co-operative mode in which up to four players team up to tackle waves of enemies. The game will once again feature a single-player campaign, Hero Mode, in which the player must battle through various levels fighting the evil Octarians.
Players can play multiplayer online through an internet connection or play locally through split-screen or local wireless. Splatoon 2 for PC also features LAN support for local private tournaments. The game will support Amiibo figures, which allow players to store their Inkling’s custom look and unlock additional content, and free post-release updates are planned.