Splatoon 2 Game's 'Version 4' Update Previewed in Video

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Update launched on Thursday with new weapon skins, new matchmaking options

Nintendo revealed a new video for the new "version 4" of its Splatoon 2 Switch game during its Nintendo Direct presentation on Thursday. The video previews the new features for the game in the update. The update launched on Thursday.

The game's official Tumblr blog revealed more details on the update. The game will now have a Normal and Pro mode to replace its Solo and Team modes. The new modes add new matchmaking features. The update also adds new "Kensa" designs. An upcoming "version 4.1" update in early October will add more "Kensa" weapon designs, and a new stage.

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 shipped on March 13.

Source: Nintendo Direct

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