It’s almost been a full a year since Nintendo took its user base by surprise with the initial announcement of their newest IP, Splatoon. The surprise arrival of the new title sat well with show-goers, the majority of which unanimously came to the conclusion that it was a fun game. Just recently, Wii U owners got a chance to take it for a ‘Testfire’ to experience the magic for themselves.
With the game finally in our midsts, it’s clear that Nintendo has themselves another smash hit for the Wii U. While it’s excellent news that the game is scoring well all around(with an 81 on Metacritic), there’s a much bigger picture on the horizon—will Wii U owners truly approve? Nintendo is actually taking a huge risk with Splatoon. This is Nintendo’s first in house new IP since the release of the original Pikmin all the way back in 2001. With Nintendo’s established names already fueling the system and with more on the way, can Splatoon really be the next thing for the Big N?