The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire kicks off this weekend, and the Squid Research Lab has offered up a sneak peek at some of the new weapons and abilities we’ll see in the actual game.
First up are the Special Weapons, big ultimate attacks that charge up over the course of a match. Most of these are brand-new to the series. First up is the Inkjet, a jetpack-type mobility weapon that not only sprays ink out beneath you but lifts you up to hover above your enemies and shoot down at them. Tenta Missiles lock on to enemies across the map before bombarding them with a series of homing ink missiles. Splashdown provides a close area blast of ink to eliminate all enemies in the immediate area. Finally, there’s Sting Ray, a long-range steady jet of ink for sniping enemies across the map.
Then, there are the actual weapons. The Splattershot, Splat Roller, and Splat Charger all make a return from the first Splatoon, but a few new weapons are thrown into the mix. Splat Dualies are the first dual-wielding weapon setup in the game, and they allow inklings to shoot fast and aim through two reticles. They also provide a special dodge to duck out of the way of incoming fire.
Finally, there’s a new type of bomb, the Curling Bomb. Like the Seeker from Splatoon, the Curling Bomb drives across the floor and leaves a trial of ink its wake. Unlike the Seeker, however, the Curling Bomb bounces off of walls to rebound and hit its target.
The Global Testfire runs in short bursts over the course of the weekend. For the full breakdown on times, check out our earlier post.
Source: Squid Research Lab