Splatoon 2 To Support HD Rumble; 60 FPS Is The “Top Priority”

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Feb 13, 2017
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Splatoon 2, the second entry in the series currently in development for Nintendo Switch, is one of the most anticipated games coming to the console, and fans of the original Wii U games are always on the lookout for more details on the new game. In a recent interview, the game’s producer Hisashi Nogami extensively talked about some of the features players should expect to find, as well as what are the team’s development priorities.

Unlike The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 will support the Joy-Con controllers HD rumble feature. Nogami notes how the feature will increase immersion.

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I can’t wait! Since the Nintendo Switch features HD Rumble, will this game be using it?

It will indeed make use of HD Rumble. Since it’s capable of very expressive feelings, we’re putting a lot of effort in to get the best tactile sensations possible.

I think it would be cool if it shook whenever you scored a good hit with a Charger.

Yeah, exactly. (Laughs) If the vibrations connected you to the moments where you splatted an enemy, or did something awesome, then you’d be more immersed in those moments. That’s the kind of use I’d like to include.

Speaking about things that are made possible by the Switch’s hardware, Nogami mentioned that, while the team is working on improving graphics, their top priority is making the game run at 60FPS.

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And the graphics have gotten better too, thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s hardware.

We’re working on improving the graphics, but our number one priority is having it run at 60 FPS. I think we definitely need to keep the responsiveness from the first game, so that takes priority during graphics adjustments.

Nogami also talked about the original Splatoon online services, noting how service will continue even after Splatoon 2 has been released.

I think fans are also concerned about what’s going to happen to the online service for the first game.

They can rest easy about that, the service will continue. Forever… might be impossible, but it won’t go down after the Switch launches, so everyone will still be able to enjoy the game.

Splatoon 2 launches on a yet to be confirmed release date exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Thanks, Nintendo Everything

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