Splatoon takes centre stage for the next Nintendo Direct.

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Like with Xenoblade Chronicles X before it, Nintendo announced today that the next Nintendo Direct will focus on only one upcoming game, the colourful multiplayer shooter Splatoon which is exclusive for the Wii U. The Nintendo Direct will begin at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday May 7th on Nintendo’s Website, Splatoon itself is set to launch later that month on the 29th.

So what is Splatoon? The game is a 3rd person shooter in which players play as “Inklings,” an alien squid that can turn into humans and fire coloured ink at each other and the environments. The game will have a 8-player multiplayer mode, although with no voice chat, and dozens of paint related weapons to help change the battlefield.