Nintendo Direct is a series of online presentations hosted by various staff members of Nintendo several times a year to make announcements about various subjects across the company. On several occasions, Splatoon has been mentioned on this series.
Nintendo Digital Event @ E3 2014
During this presentation, Splatoon was announced to be released. A trailer, featuring various multiplayer aspects, was shown, as well as a short interview with Tsubasa Sakaguchi, Hisashi Nogami and Yusuke Amano in Japanese. Various elements in this trailer were either altered, or not included in the final version of the game.
Nintendo Direct on November 5th, 2014
Nintendo Direct on April 1st, 2015
During this presentation, the Splatoon amiibo series was announced, as well as the release date of the game.
A few weeks before Splatoon's launch, a Nintendo Direct specifically about it was made. This presentation went into detail about various aspects of the game, some of which had never been seen before.
- Booyah Base
- Urchin Underpass
- Arowana Mall
- Saltspray Rig
- Camp Triggerfish (image)
- Aerospray MG
- Jet Squelcher
- Splat Roller
- Dynamo Roller
- Splat Charger
- E-liter 3K
- Sub Weapons
- Special Weapons
- Global Testfire
- Arcade Machine
- Super Sea Snails
- Inkling costumes in Super Smash Bros. 4