Splatoon 2 Game Adds Single-Player 'Octo Expansion' in Summer

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New video also highlights game's upcoming updates

Nintendo began streaming a trailer for the Splatoon 2 Switch game during its Nintendo Direct presentation on Thursday. The video highlights the upcoming updates to the game, and also includes a trailer for "Octo Expansion," the game's first paid expansion pack that adds a single-player story to the game. The expansion debuts in summer.

Splatoon 2 shipped last July. The game has sold 2,016,182 copies in Japan as of February 11 to become the first Switch game to surpass 2 million copies sold in Japan. The game is also the best-selling Switch game in Japan so far.

The game uses both the Joy-Con and Pro controllers, and can be played in both TV Mode and Handheld Mode. Players can play matches against opponents online, or via local multiplayer. Similarly to the original Splatoon game, Nintendo is continuing to update Splatoon 2 with new stages and weapons even after launch. Nintendo is also planning in-game events.

Nintendo released the first Splatoon game for the Wii U in May 2015. The game centers on "Inklings," who are beings who can transform between human and squid form. The game pits players in a fight for territory as two teams fight to cover their battlefield with their respective paint colors.

Viz Media licensed Sankichi Hinodeya's manga adaptation of the first game and shipped the first volume on December 12. The second volume will ship on March 13.

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