As they announced previously, Nintendo hosted a new Direct today which focused on their upcoming original IP, Arms. Most of the show was dedicated to the game, but, as the end of the stream neared, Nintendo shifted gears and gave us a brand new look at some single player gameplay for Splatoon 2.
A trailer showing off the gameplay begins on a busy street, where the player is lured into a sewer grate by a familiar face. The character needs assistance in order to rescue her sister and she has a feeling that you’re the right person for the job.
The trailer also gives us a peek at some of the different weapons in the solo mode, like the Roller, Splatling, Slosher, and the new Dualies. Additionally, we got to see some of the enemies, obstacles, and locations you’ll encounter during the campaign, as well as a look at some combat.
Nintendo provided an official description of the game’s story, which tells us that “Callie—of Squid Sisters fame—has gone missing and it’s up to you, with the help of Marie, to search for Callie and the Great Zapfish while battling against the Octarian army. Use different weapons in single-player mode to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and take down towering bosses.”
Alongside the trailer, Nintendo released a series of screenshots captured from the campaign. They also added some concept art into the mix for good measure. They also introduced a new poster (shown above), which is linked to the story of the game.
Nintendo confirmed last month that Splatoon 2 will be available for the Nintendo Switch starting July 21. There are also new amiibo which will release on the same day to coincide with the launch of the game.