In a recent interview with Game Informer, Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano was asked if the title could ever work on the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a hit on the Wii U, so porting the game to our favorite handheld would be the next logical step in a lot of gamers’ minds. After all, that’s exactly what Koei Tecmo and Nintendo are doing with Hyrule Warriors.

However, Amano states that a Nintendo 3DS port is not feasible due to the handheld’s hardware limitations. He mentions the ink, and how getting it to look just right was a challenge for the development team. Making the ink look that way is just not possible for Nintendo’s portable system.

“With the splattering of ink, which is definitely key to the game, this is something we spent a lot of time on getting the feel and the look of exactly like we wanted. I think that’s something that would be quite difficult to realize on the 3DS considering its limitations.”
— Yusuke Amano

Are you disappointed at this bit of news? Are you content being a kid or a squid on the Wii U only? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Source: Game Informer

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Darrin W. Harr II started gaming at an early age. Even though he was born in one of the later generations of consoles, he started from the very beginning on his grandparents' NES. Playing games such as Wrecking Crew, Super Mario Bros., and Duck Hunt, Darrin spent countless hours of his childhood filled with the entertainment and joy these games brought him. In his later years, he took a big step up and started to familiarize himself with his uncle's Nintendo DS. It was then when he became obsessed with one of the best Game Boy titles of all time, Astro Boy: Omega Factor. After becoming stuck and very frustrated with the game, he pulled out a game cartridge from his uncle's DS bag. As Darrin read the inscription on the cartridge, clouds parted and sunlight shown through the window: the game was titled, "The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass." Darrin played this game to his heart's content, until one day, his grandmother bought him Spirit Tracks, the sequel to Phantom Hourglass. This was the first Zelda title that Darrin actually finished, and the Zelda title that transformed him into a member of the Zelda fanbase. It was then when he decided to play more Zelda games, such as Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword. In 2013, Darrin became fascinated with a website know as Zelda Informer. Reading their news coverage and in-depth editorials, Zelda Informer helped Darrin to realize that The Legend of Zelda series contains a vast amount of interesting lore. He needed to learn more. After reading numerous Zelda wiki articles and Zelda Informer editorials, Darrin eventually applied to the website, and was accepted around New Year 2015. He later joined Gamnesia in November 2015. Also, yes, Darrin wrote this in the third-person. Twitter: @realDern


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