Nintendo's 'Splatoon' Video Game Receives Two New Manga Adaptations


Splatoon, the surprisingly popular third-person shooter for the Nintendo Wii U, is set to receive not one but two new manga adaptations.

The game itself focuses on the adventures of squids that turn into kids (and back) involved in what’s essentially a paintball turf war. Each side wants to cover more ground in their specific paint color than the other. There’s a single-player mode, but it’s really the multiplayer that’s the focus — and it’s the delightful aesthetics that have captured the imagination of fans.

Which is why it makes total sense that the Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu announced that it would be running two different manga adaptations in the future. Specifically, the Honobono Ika 4-Koma manga by Kino Takahashi as well as Play Manga will have several different creators contributing stories. It’s unclear when they will start, and what exactly they will cover, but one hopes soon.

Splatoon launched for the Wii U on May 28, 2015, in Japan, and the following day in North America. Since that time, updates have added new maps, weapons, and costumes, and the success of the game has to be at least partly blamed on the fact that it regularly hosts competitions between teams representing things like pizza and burgers. That just the kind of game Splatoon is.

Via: Anime News Network


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