In an upcoming issue of Shogakukan’s CoroCoro Comic magazine, it was indicated that Nintendo’s hit game Splatoon will be receiving a web anime in the very near future. The anime will be broadcast on CoroCoro’s YouTube channel starting on August 12. No additional information regarding number of episodes, story, characters or anything else have been announced at this time.
A Splatoon manga is currently publishing in Japan and VIZ Media recently made an announcement stating that they have acquired the license to distribute the Splatoon manga in North America.
Splatoon is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U, as well as a sequel, Splatoon 2 for the Nintendo Switch which is due out on July 21. The game centers around characters known as Inklings: beings that can transform between humanoid and squid forms, and hide or swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using gun, bucket, or brush-based weaponry. Splatoon features several game modes, including 4-on-4 online multiplayer and a single player campaign.
Splatoon is primarily a team-based third-person shooter which is playable by up to eight players in online four-versus-four matches, although the game also features local one-versus-one multiplayer matches and a single player campaign. Players control characters called Inklings, who have the ability to shapeshift between human and squid forms. In humanoid form, Inklings can shoot ink in their team’s color, which can be used to cover the environment or “splat” opposing players or enemies. Transforming into a squid allows players to swim through the ink of their own color, even up walls and through grates, hiding from the enemy and replenishing their ink supply in the process. Conversely, enemy ink is much slower to move across in humanoid form, cannot be swum through in squid form, and can gradually deal damage. Players can use their ink to try and “splat” their opponents, which will send them back to their team’s starting point whilst also providing a large splat of ink. In all modes, except for the two-player mode, players can use the Wii U GamePad to view a map of the surroundings and instantly launch towards the location of another teammate, as well as use optional gyroscopic controls to assist with aiming.[
You can view the magazine’s cover art which features Splatoon below. It is in Japanese so you may want to learn some kanji before attempting to read, although the image and logo speak for themselves!