Splatoon 2 Shows off Single-Player Campaign for the First Time

Splatoon 2 Shows off Single-Player Campaign for the First Time

Marie is back. But where is Callie?

There’s trouble brewing in Inkopolis. Callie and Marie, bouncing off the last Splatfest of the original game, have had a tragic falling out after Marie won the popularity contest. Once the lovably sassy duo the Squid Sisters, now they’re hardly sisters at all, as detailed at length in Nintendo’s Squid Sisters Stories. And as suspected, Splatoon 2’s single player Hero Mode looks like it’ll be following the drama that befell the two.

In a new trailer revealed at the tail-end of today’s Arms-focused Nintendo Direct, Nintendo showed a peak at Splatoon 2’s new single-player campaign. In the brief trailer, we get glimpses of grinding (yes, rail grinding), Octo-splatting, platforming, and more of what was so great (and underrated) about the first game. Most of all, we meet once again with Marie, formerly a Squid Sister, now a has-been for mysterious reasons.

Splatoon 2, as revealed in past Nintendo Directs, will also be adding in a PvE horde mode into the mix, in addition to its regular multiplayer battles. Map selection will also be reduced from rotation every four hours, to every two hours. Hopefully Splatoon 2’s Hero Mode will deliver more great tracks, like “Gusher Gauntlet.” The game releases on the Nintendo Switch on July 21st.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Caty McCarthy

Senior Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

In other news

The Time Nintendo Got Hooked En Masse on Space Invaders Because of Hiroshi Yamauchi

Some "research" led to a company-wide obsession in 1978.

Need help?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019) Cast - Meet the Actors Behind the Game

The new Modern Warfare has a pretty stellar voice cast. Here’s who’s involved.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Weapons Tier List

Here's our guide compiling the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 weapons list, including all weapon unlock levels, and more.

Doom Eternal Release Date, QuakeCon Gameplay, Collector's Edition, DLC - Everything we Know

Here's our guide to the Doom Eternal release date, new QuakeCon gameplay, collector's edition, and more.

How to Do Finishing Moves in Call of Duty Modern Warfare

You can pull off brutal finishing moves in the new Modern Warfare. Here’s how.