Splatoon is a third-person action shooter game that invites you to splatter enemies and claim your turf as the ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings. You can challenge your friends in chaotic four-on-four matches, in which the goal is to get your ink on as many places as possible and claim your turf, all while strategically submerging yourself in your team's colors and blasting your enemies.
Covering more territory with ink unlocks powered-up super weapons that can be used to attack rivals or cover more turf. And you can select between multiple control options on the Wii U GamePad controller, including using gyroscopic controls to look around, allowing for better aiming and control.
In addition to single-player and online Turf War modes, Splatoon features a highly competitive Ranked Battle mode, which ranks and matches players based on their wins in 4-on-4 multiplayer matches. The game also features Battle Dojo, a mode in which players can enjoy local 1-on-1 battles with friends. One player plays on the GamePad controller, while the other plays on the TV using a separate controller, competing to see who can pop the most balloons.
Splatoon is now available exclusively for Wii U.