Where to find the best price on Splatoon 2 in Australia
Grab your water pistols, oil your paint rollers and fill up your buckets – it's time to get splatting.
Fortune never smiled too kindly on the first Splatoon. Not only did the game launch exclusively on the Wii U – a console that many considered dead on arrival – but it had to rely on Nintendo's notoriously antiquated online infrastructure to support a scale of multiplayer that no Nintendo platform had ever seen before.
Inconsistent matchmaking, limited online modes and a total lack of voice chat should have spelled death for Splatoon from day one. And yet, its unique take on competitive multiplayer helped it to defy the odds and become one of the Wii U's standout games, topping the charts alongside Nintendo heavyweights like Super Smash Bros. and Super Mario 3D World.
Thankfully, Splatoon's story doesn't end there. This week, the cheerful third-person splatter is getting a new lease on life with the Nintendo Switch in the form of Splatoon 2. Like its predecessor, Splatoon 2 is all about shooting, painting and splatting your team's ink over every surface in sight, while the opposing team tries to do the same. Sure, you can splat other players too, but if you want to win, you've gotta channel your inner squid and paint the town red – or blue, or pink, or whatever colour ink your team is packing this match.
While Splatoon 2 doesn't mess with the fundamentals of the first game, it's not just a simple rehash either. New weapons like the twin-pistol Splat Dualies join the inky arsenal, along with a roster of new maps to vandalise and new clothing options for your Inklings to wear.
Splatoon 2 also introduces a co-op game called Salmon Run, which pits you and your friends against wave after wave of computer-controlled enemies. And if you like taking your Switch on the go, you'll be happy to hear that Splatoon 2 supports local multiplayer as well as online play.
If all this talk of tentacles and turf wars has got you itchin' to get inkin', we've got some good news for you. Splatoon 2 launches this Friday 21 July and we've rounded up the best deals on the game in Australia right here:
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