Splatoon 2's Single-Player Campaign Is Set Two Years After the First Game

Splatoon 2's Single-Player Campaign Is Set Two Years After the First Game

In the bright world of the Inklings, there is only war and pop music.

Splatoon is a multiplayer shooting game first and foremost, but many fans of the squid-kids feel like the game's single-player campaign doesn't get the recognition it deserves.

When Nintendo announced Splatoon 2 is coming to the Switch sometime in summer of 2017, it kicked up a lot of questions about new weapons, new powers, and new characters. But more than a few Splatoon fans still want to know: Does Splatoon 2 have a single-player campaign like the first game?

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There is indeed a single-player campaign in Splatoon 2, and Broken Joystick has a little more information. The new campaign is set two years after the first one, so I guess we can assume the squid people and the octopi people are still up in each others' grills. It's been that way for hundreds of years, so why try peace now?

Splatoon fans are excited about a new single-player campaign because despite being a relatively minor part of the first game, going through Splatoon single-handedly is a rewarding experience. For one thing, it offers a unique combination of shooting and platforming. For another, you can collect beautifully-illustrated scrolls and accessories that outline the rather dark history (and deceptively cheerful present) of the Inklings and their rivals, the Octarians. You can see all the scrolls here, though spoilers obviously abound.

Splatoon's singe-player game also has some creative boss fights. Hopefully we'll see more of the same when Splatoon 2 comes to the Switch later this year.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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