Splatoon 2 is easily one of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Switch this year. The game is a sequel to the surprise hit that was born on the Wii U not too long ago. With its sequel, many fans are hoping that the game will not only go bigger and better than ever, but also, improve upon many of the shortcomings that the original game had when it launched.

One of which was the somewhat lack of content for players to do. While there was a story mode, and the classic Turf Wars feature, there wasn’t much else outside of that. But with Splatoon 2, that doesn’t seem to be a problem. The story mode is apparently going to be bigger, and the online battles are going to be grander. We already know that the game will have a Horde Mode kind of battle mode via Salmon Run, and in an interview with Gixel, producer Hisashi Nogami and programming director Shintaro Sato revealed another new mode: League Battle:

“There’s also a new mode in Splatoon 2 called League Battle. This will be a mode that players can play either in groups of two or four, and it will present you with a two-hour period in which your group competes with other groups to see how many points you can earn. Because the results of that League Battle play will be displayed in a ranking at the end of every two-hour period, we can give players goals to strive for, and hope to encourage them to keep competing and pushing.”

This is a huge reveal, and one that once again changes the complexion of Splatoon 2. We can’t wait to get our hands on it when it releases on Switch July 21st.

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Todd Black

A self-proclaimed Nintendo fanboy, born, bred, and Mushroom fed! He’s owned every Nintendo handheld and every console since the SNES. He loved games so much he went and got a video game degree and dreams of writing video game stories