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 games have been mentioned on this series.
- 1 Splatoon
- 2 Splatoon 2
- 2.1 Nintendo Switch Presentation on 12 January 2017
- 2.2 Nintendo Direct on 12 April 2017
- 2.3 ARMS Direct on 17 May 2017
- 2.4 Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 on 13 June 2017
- 2.5 Splatoon 2 Direct on 6 July 2017
- 2.6 Nintendo Direct on 13 September 2017
- 2.7 Nintendo Direct on 8 March 2018
- 2.8 Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 on 12 June 2018
- 3 External links
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 5 November 2014
Nintendo Direct on 1 April 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
Nintendo Direct on 12 November 2015
Nintendo Direct on 3 March 2016
Nintendo Switch Presentation on 12 January 2017
Fully revealed Splatoon 2 as a sequel after being previously teased. Showed off the new Splat Dualies, Sub weapon and Special weapons, the new hub world and hinted at a new single-player campaign. Also showed off various ways Splatoon 2 could be played.
Nintendo Direct on 12 April 2017
During this presentation, Splatoon 2 had its release date announced, as well as a preview of Salmon Run. A new line of amiibo were announced, as well as confirming that the previous figures would be compatible. However, their functionality was not confirmed.
ARMS Direct on 17 May 2017
A trailer for Splatoon 2's single player campaign was shown, and the final chapter of Squid Sisters Stories was released afterwards. New themed accessories were also shown off, such as Splatoon-themed Joy-Con, Switch Pro Controller and carrying case, as well as new bundles. These were not announced in the North American and Australian Directs.
Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 on 13 June 2017
This presentation briefly talked about the Splatoon 2: World Inkling Invitational that was being held at E3 that year.
Splatoon 2 Direct on 6 July 2017
This Direct looked at the new customisation options, the new shops and their owners, Murch, new Gear, amiibo functions, provided an overview of the modes Regular and Ranked Battle, and revealed League Battle. It also included further details on Salmon Run, Octo Canyon and Splatfests, the reveal of Off the Hook and SplatNet 2, the announcement of upcoming content updates, including the Splat Brella and the Bubble Blower, and the announcement of the Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere Demo.
Nintendo Direct on 13 September 2017
Nintendo Direct on 8 March 2018
Showed contents of Version 3.0.0, including 100 new pieces of Gear, Rank X, new stages such as Piranha Pit, Camp Triggerfish, and Wahoo World and Callie appearing in Octo Canyon after finishing the story. Showed off the reveal trailer for the Octo Expansion and the reveal of a new Super Smash Bros. game in which Inklings will debut as a fighter.
Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 on 12 June 2018
- E3 2014 Splatoon trailer
- November 2014 Splatoon trailer
- April 2015 Nintendo Direct
- Splatoon Direct
- November 2015 Nintendo Direct
- March 2016 Nintendo Direct
- Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017
- April 2017 Nintendo Direct
- May 2017 ARMS Direct
- Splatoon 2 Direct
- Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017
- September 2017 Nintendo Direct
- March 2018 Nintenso Direct
- Nintendo Direct: E3 2018