Splitoon is a four player, online, competitive and cooperative action shooter.
Gamers will play as crazy squid people, switching between the two character types on the fly, in order to cover the battlefield in ink. That’s how you win; the team with the most ink down on the ground wins.
The ink on the ground will make moving around as a squid really easy and fast. How that translates to the overall experience, of course, remains to be seen.
Splitoon is a new IP for the Wii U, so there’s that. We’ll have more on this rather intriguing looking shooter as it comes. The game is set for 2015.