Splatoon may have been primarily focused on online multiplayer action, but the game also had a surprisingly excellent single-player mode as well. With plenty of platforming, big bad bosses, and the usual ink splattering, Splatoon’s single-player felt like a lost Super Mario Sunshine sequel. Too bad it was literally hidden down a manhole and very easy to overlook.
Well, thankfully, the latest Nintendo Direct revealed single player is returning in Splatoon 2 and it looks like its upping the crazy dial a couple notches. This time around, ol’ Cap’n Cuttlefish has been replaced by Marie of the famous Squid Sisters, who’s on the lookout for her missing sister. Here’s how Nintendo describes the new single-player mode:
“A new Splatoon 2 trailer has debuted, showing off the game’s single-player mode! 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. 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. The single-player mode is designed to teach players tips and tricks that they can then use in multiplayer.”
As mentioned above, you can now wield a greater variety of weapons in single-player, and it looks like you’ve been equipped with some new footwear that may improve your jumping ability. You’re going to need the new gear, because this single-player campaign looks much more frantic and potentially challenging than before. New enemies, environments, and some truly bizarre bosses. I mean, what’s up with that that guy at the end riding the unicycle? You can check out the trailer for yourself at the top of this post.
Splatoon 2 explodes onto the Nintendo Switch on July 21.