The next fortnight or so is jam-packed with Nintendo goodness. The Switch sees five new releases this week alone, including the anticipated Splatoon 2, while next marks the arrival of the New Nintendo 2DS XL along with a trio of notable new first-party releases.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s a slew of new amiibo out tomorrow too. Good luck to anybody hoping to pick up Cloud and Bayonetta without a pre-order, as it looks like stock is clean out.
Critics are seemingly in agreement that Splatoon 2 offers more of the same, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. The original was one of the most refreshing and innovate online shooters around.
Here’s a mini review round-up:
10/10 – Nintendo Life: “Anyone who says Nintendo can’t do online should be eating their words right now; Splatoon 2 is simply inkredible and continues Nintendo’s trailblazing first year of Switch stunners”
9/10 – The Metro: “It barely classifies as a sequel, but even if you’ve played the original this is still one of the best online shooters ever made”
8.5 – Destructoid: “If you’re the type of person who tried Splatoon for a little while and gave up, Nintendo hasn’t done a whole lot to change your mind outside of adding a horde mode. But with more concessions for higher-level play and a deeper meta, veterans will be jumping ship from Wii U to Switch in an instant”
8.25 – GameInformer: “Splatoon 2 offers a strong stable of content demonstrating familiar fun that newcomers and old fans should check out”
8/10 – GameSpot: “If you played a lot of the original, the sequel has enough to keep you coming back, and if you’re new to the game, it’s a fantastic place to jump in”
4/5 – GamesRadar: “Splatoon 2’s formula no longer feels original, but it looks great, its controls are tight, and there’s enough variety to give you dozens of hours of multiplayer fun”