Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today.
Splatoon 2 will have more than a competitive multiplayer.
Nintendo revealed today that its ink-based shooter (no bullets here) launches July 21 alongside three new Amiibo figures. It will also introduce a cooperative four-player horde mode called Salmon Run, where players will team up to take on waves of enemies. Your team must collect special golden eggs and bank them all in the name of their corporate overlord, Grizzco Industries, to win.
Nintendo is promising that Salmon Run will give players “fresh” rewards for participation. This likely means you’ll get clothing, weapons, and other gear that will only be in this mode.
The publisher revealed that it will have three new Splatoon Amiibo interactive toys at the same time. Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and the Squid are all getting updated versions for the sequel. You can use those to dress up your characters, take selfies, and share images on social media.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties