Splatoon 1 & 2

ccesarano wrote:

If I recall, Splatoon 1 had its final SplatFest the year before Splatoon 2 released? So it would be the same amount of time between games.

I think the question is whether Splatoon 3 is necessary or not. That's what seems odd to me. I guess we'll find out.

I have zero ideas for what could make Splatoon 3 a must buy for me, but I guess that's why I'm not a game designer.

ccesarano wrote:

If I recall, Splatoon 1 had its final SplatFest the year before Splatoon 2 released? So it would be the same amount of time between games.

I think the question is whether Splatoon 3 is necessary or not. That's what seems odd to me. I guess we'll find out.

It's necessary to get everyone to shell out $60 again. Also, new iterations offer a clear jumping-on point for people who aren't currently playing.

Why are you guys worried about next month when there's a Splatfest right now?

Go team Unicorn.

I'm wondering if there are other factors that would encourage Nintendo to keep the game on rotation. We saw with the Octo-Expansion that they can just do more single-player levels as DLC, but how much of the base game can be changed for other elements?

This game is pretty big in Japan, and Nintendo frequently throws concerts with their different hologram hosts. Pearl and Marina are the main attraction at the moment, but what if they want to throw in a different pair of musicians? I imagine it sounds easy to just swap 'em out in DLC, but I get the feeling that moving the main story forward, making mechanical adjustments and changes, adding in new musicians, so on and so forth might justify a new game. Splatoon 2 already "expanded the universe" both with Salmon Run and Octo Expansion, and it's possible a third game could do far more with both and then some.

I dunno. I think part of the issue is that Splatoon 2 launched as "Splatoon 1, but with minor additions and changes". A Splatoon 3 could potentially explode, depending on what you wanted to add. We'll have to see either way, but for Nintendo, it probably makes sense to keep making new entries in the franchise, especially since they seemed to transition from Splatoon 1 to Splatoon 2 (and then put out a single-player expansion) in far less time than just about any other multiplayer property they have.

The Splatocalypse has begun. I missed the last few Splatfests but I'll have to log in and watch the stars go out.

And when that's over, I just bought the Octo Expansion during Target's non-Prime-Day sale so...

Yeah I missed that sale. Still need to finish up the single player campaign.

3 day splatfest should be lots of fun

The Gold vs. Silver colors for this splatfest are pretty cool.

And sometimes I forget how good the splatfest music is. It's really good.

Prediction time; When will Splatoon 1 go offline?

jrralls wrote:

Prediction time; When will Splatoon 1 go offline?

I think it'll be a few more years. The only reason the online modes for the Wii and DS went offline was because Gamespy went under. Probably after Splatoon 3 launches.

So they're doing some fun stuff with the music in this splatfest. Yesterday they rolled out a ton of different tracks, including some splatfest tracks from the original Splatoon that I totally forgot about. Today, the only song I heard for about the 90 minutes I played was the Final Boss music from Splatoon 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4k1...

I thought it would get tedious after awhile, but since the song (and the boss fight) were so incredibly hype, it made every bout feel like it was amped up and more intense. I'm definitely going to check in each day now to see what else they do.