Nintendo Direct

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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.


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 11.05.14

During this presentation, the first trailer of Splatoon's single-player campaign was shown. It debuted various types of Octarians, and showcased many levels.

Nintendo Direct on April 1st, 2015

Nintendo Direct 04.01.15

Inkling Squid amiibo

During this presentation, the Splatoon amiibo series was announced, as well as the release date of the game.

Splatoon Direct

Splatoon Direct 05.07.15

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.





Nintendo Direct on November 12th, 2015

Nintendo Direct 11.12.15

During this presentation, Version 2.3.0 was shown off, including the new gear. Two new stages, Museum d'Alfonsino and Mahi-Mahi Resort were shown.

Nintendo Direct on March 3rd, 2016

Nintendo Direct 03.03.16

During this presentation, Version 2.6.0 was announced, and many new weapons in the Sheldon's Picks range were announced.

Splatoon 2

Nintendo Direct on April 12th, 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 first two waves would be compatible, however their functionality was not confirmed.

ARMS Direct on May 17th, 2017

ARMS Direct 05.17.17

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-Cons, Switch Pro Controller and Carrying case as well as new bundles. These were not announced yet in the North American and Australian Directs.

Splatoon 2 Direct on July 6th, 2017

A Splatoon 2 Direct has been announced to air on July 6th, 2017.

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