This week’s issue of Famitsu has an interview with the producer of Splatoon, Hisashi Nogami, where they talk about the game’s future, including Splatfests. Responding to one of Famitsu’s questions, Nogami said the original plan for Splatfests was that they would run for one year only, but Nintendo was able to continue the Splatfests, although they feel it’s the right time to have them end, for now at least.

Talking about the future, Nogami thinks that the game is complete; it needs no more updates, new weaponry, or outfits. But while Nintendo might have stopped having Splatfests, that doesn’t mean
Splatoon is at its end. The people at Nintendo still want to build excitement for the game through events such as Splatoon Koshien tournaments, nation-wide Japanese Splatoon tournaments. The first one was held from September 2015 until January 2016 and was extremely popular, inspiring Nintendo to have more. Furthermore, when asked about a possible sequel, Nogami said that Splatoon has grown with the fans, and they want to continue working with their fans in the event of a possible sequel. So it seems a
Splatoon sequel is likely.

What are your thoughts on this? What are your Splatoon experiences? Share in the comments!

Source: Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything)

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Harold Teekman
I love video games. That's why I write about them. My first console was the Nintendo 64 and we got it when I was 4, along with Super Mario 64. I finished the game on my own when I was 6. One of my all time favorites of that generation is Donkey Kong 64. I love the bosses, I love the level designs, I love how you can play with multiple characters, and I love how many collectibles there are. I was mostly a Nintendo gamer until 2010, when I discovered Assassin's Creed. My PC could barely run it, but it played good enough to provide an amazing experience. Since then I've had a lot of catching up to do, and I'm now a big fan of Mass Effect, Dead Space, Resident Evil and the Batman: Arkham games, among others.


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