How Nintendo is using teen squids to reinvent online shooters
The world of online shooters isn’t very welcoming to new players. These games develop fervent, hardcore fans who become so good that it’s no fun to play unless you have a few hours a day to spend honing your skills. Last year’s Titanfall was one of the rare exceptions, an FPS where even newbies could jump in giant robot suits and get in a few kills. The upcoming Splatoon looks to take things a step further: it’s a competitive third-person shooter where you play as strange squid creatures who spray ink in order to conquer territory, and it manages to make the genre more accessible without taking out any of the fun.
But the most surprising thing might be that Splatoon is made by Nintendo, and available exclusively on the Wii U. “It’s…
Source:: The Verge