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Get Inked! Nintendo Offers Wii U Bundle with Splatoon

April 21, 2014

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People who can’t wait to get their tentacles on Nintendo’s upcoming action shooter Splatoon are in luck! The Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set launches in retail stores across the country starting on May 29. This inkredible bundle includes a Wii U Deluxe console and both the Splatoon (via included download code) and Nintendo Land (pre-installed) games for a suggested retail price of only $329.99.

Splatoon Wii U BundleSplatoon Wii U BundleCourtesy of Nintendo

Splatoon is a wild new game from Nintendo that combines the creative and family-friendly fun Nintendo is known for with ink-spraying, turf claiming action. In the game, players take on the role of the Inklings, customizable characters that can transform into squids at the touch of a button. After splatting opponents and covering a level with colourful ink, players can transform into squids and swim quickly through their own ink or use it to take cover and hide from enemies.

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Splatoon overflows with lots of ways to play: Teams of players from around the world will enjoy the frenetic four-on-four online “Turf War” mode, which tasks players to cover the most ground with their team’s ink while using the Wii U GamePad controller to see a top-down view of the map as it is covered in ink in real-time. Ranked Battle, which will be made available a short time after launch, will offer skill-based online rule sets, while in “Battle Dojo,” players enjoy local one-on-one matches with friends. Splatoon also features a robust single-player campaign that cleverly teaches players how to splatter, swim, leap, hide and climb walls, all using ink to try to thwart the nefarious Octarian army. Players can also use Splatoon amiibo figures (sold separately) to gain access to special challenge stages that will make it possible to earn special gear not found elsewhere in the game.

Splatoon and the Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set launch on May 29!

Splatoon Wii U Game CoverSplatoon Wii U Game CoverCourtesy of Nintendo