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Nintendo Were Surprised That Gamers Reached Level 20 So Fast In Splatoon

Tsubasa Sakaguchi, the co-director of Splatoon, has revealed in an insightful interview that he and the rest of the team were extremely surprised to see gamers reach level 20 so quickly in Splatoon. He admitted that the team recognises that once players reach level 20 there isn’t much left to do in the game and hints that further content should expand this level cap. However, he isn’t at liberty to reveal anything just yet.

“When we were designing Splatoon, reaching level 20 was going to take quite a lot of time,” says Sakaguchi. “Learning the game mechanics with the gyro sensor – we thought that would take a lot of time. In that sense we’re surprised that people have reached the level cap in such a short time. We’re actually really worried about those people – worried that they’re still sleeping and eating! We recognise that a lot of people have reached level 20, and that there’s not much left to do in the game. There’s not much I can announce today, but I hope you can look forward to some future announcements.”

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      1. Splatoon is loads of fun but i’d love an octoling skin and ones of the squid sisters as their songs are stuck in my head

    1. I prefer the gyro sensors. I can react quicker. I tried switching to standard controls, because people were saying all over the internet that it was the “definitive” way to play, but when I switched, I was TERRIBLE. I didn’t even know how to move lol! I realized it would take me a long, long time to learn how to use those controls versus controls I already knew how to use with the gyro.

      So I switched back to gyro and now I’m fine.

      1. STP CALLING TWIN ANOLOG NORMAL

        ITS NOT NORMAL IT WAS NEVER SUITED TO THIS KIND AND 1ST PERSON SHOOTERS

        IT BECAME TE NRM BECAUSE SONY AND S FABS ARE FUCKING RETARDED

        NOTICE NINTENDO-SEGA STAYED AWAY FROM DUAL STICKS AS MUCH AS THE COULD AND CALLED A SECOND STICK A CAMERA STICK

        BECAUSE AS ACTUAL VIDEO GAMING COMPANYS NOT GENERIC COMPANYS THEY NEW THAT SECOND STICK FOR PRECISE AIMING ETC WAS NOT THE WAY

        THE GAMER NEEDED A TV MOUSE POINTER AND A ANOLOG STICK

        WHAT NINTENDO OFFERED WAS A MOUSE POINTER AND NOW OFFER A GYRO MOUSE BY COMBINING THE TWO STICKS AND GYRO TEY MIMIC A MOUSE POINTER LIKE OPTION

        LEFT STICK MOVEMENT

        RIGHT STICK CAMERA SWEEPING LEFT-RIGHT(NOT AIMING) GYRO AIMING AND TIGHTER CONTROL

        ITS FLUID TIGHT NATURAL EASY TO LEARN AND IS MOUSE LIKE

        A GREAT ADDITION TO WII REMOTE MOUSE

        IM SICK OF INFERIOR SONY AND MS FANBOYS TALKING HORSE SHIT ABOUT CONTROLS

        A PAD WITH STICKS AND BUTTONS IS OUT DATED AND NEVER SUITED TO SHOOTERS

        FACT

  1. It’s not THAT difficult to reach level 20, even more if you have the ranked battles with scores going over 3000 points.

  2. I reached level 20 in like 2 days. I was obsessed with the game, but I haven’t played it in a while now.

    I wish they would add more story mode!!!

      1. Rofl, unless they offer 150 dollars, ain’t gonna rid of Splatoon. It’s freaking amazing and I’m sad that you don’t see it.

      2. Yay! So it may take less Time than I thought to get this used. :D Looks like is almost under $40 used…I’ll probably get it when I can find it for $20-30. So, another month should fo it if Nintendo doesn’t raise the level Cap soon.

    1. Same there. Maybe the revenge of the (SPOILERS) ? :D
      I just hope they add more shops/features. Like changing the hair style :o
      They will add more gear soon, hope one of them is the famous costume ! :D

  3. I’m so glad I skipped this game, like, – I know some of you are enjoying it, that’s cool, but I would have been so disappointed after a few weeks. (I know I’d loved it at first) But I can’t afford to blow $70 on an unfinished game.

    So far, Really stoked about Devil’s third!

    1. $70? Devil’s Third and Fatal Frame are my most anticipated Wii U games this year. Xenoblade X lost my interest months ago. They should’ve kept Shulk.

      1. Shulk can suck my dick, the story ended good, there’s no need to continue it, it’s a completely new story, you sound like some of those smashtards that only know him from smash.

        1. I was in love with Xenoblade Chronicles long before Shulk was in Smash & even I think they should have kept Shulk. Shulk wanted, wished even, to meet other people from other worlds & this game would have been the perfect chance to grant that wish. Just because his story ended good doesn’t mean he can’t pop up in someone else’s story to help them out when they could use a strong ally like Shulk. But I will still be enjoying Xenoblade Chronicles X when it releases here even though it’ll be missing some characters that I want to see again some day.

        2. Oh & it would have been fucking awesome if we got the chance to have Fiora pilot one of the Dolls. What a missed opportunity. :/

      1. 4 hours is fucking retarded! That’s why I quit playing after a while because I’m sick of playing the same shit over and over again. 2 hours would’ve made a little more sense. The lack of maps is the reason for the 4 hour bullshit.

  4. Seriously, what? This could be one of the easiest level caps to achieve in any game ever. Anyone who complains should just quit gaming altogether.

  5. The only time I hated Splatoon was when a group of Japanese players with “1BM” on their names monopolized the arena and forced other players out by throwing the game.

    Literally standing outside the spawn area with other “1BMs” from the other team until the time runs out.

    Anyway i don’t know if leveling does anything to the Inkling but if it does, higher levels (even just 50) would be ice. And more maps so the choices will be 3-5.

    1. I’m guessing they did that to play in a lobby with only their friends. Like, making others leave so their friends can join. You can’t really blame them, considering Nintendo simply didn’t bother to include custom lobbies in the game at launch, but instead forces us to play in lobbies with random matchmaking only.

      1. Wow, so if that trend continues then it will catch on and become a thing. It happens in Smash Bros when I play sometimes.

      2. Damn. Hearing that you play the same map over and over, and what you just said, I’m not sure I’ll want to pick this up at all. Yeah. I’ll save for fatal frame, X and Devils Third.

        1. I’m saving for Fatal Frame 5, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil’s Third, Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3, Star Fox Zero, and a PS4. Oh & I’m very strongly considering Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight because I’m really enjoying this lengthy demo of the game. In fact, I’ve been up all night playing it & I’m still not finished with the demo. lol Well I probably would be done with it if I actually speed ran it. But I’m having too much fun to run through it.

    1. Yeah, this is very old news. This was an interview conducted by Nintendolife that I read weeks ago and they even had a video up of Sakaguchi playing. Mynintendonews is for people who don’t browse any other website on the Internet.

    1. >>>I wonder if this is why the empire is in such a messy state, they are probably thinking we are as pathetic, fat and useless as those Xbots>>>

  6. The gyro controls for Splatoon are what Metroid Prime 3 did for how first person shooters or in this case a third person can work! Gyro control took me awhile but it’s so much faster and accurate that the traditional way it blows my mind way others can’t adapt… It’s the closet to a keyboard n mouse than what the competition won’t do.

  7. xD Apparently the Wii has blinded Nintendo more than we realized. They actually think most people playing Splatoon are casuals that haven’t played any REAL games, not mobile or shovelware crap. “We’re surprised everyone made it to level 10 so fast.” “We’re surprised everyone made it to level 20 so fast.” lmfao I’m surprised you idiots at Nintendo think we’re just a bunch of dumb kids, or dumb casuals, that haven’t played games for more than a few years of our lives or just play Candy Crush Shitsaga on our phones.

  8. It doesn’t take long if you play for a long period of time. When I first got it I’d play for hours at a time, six to eight in one session. When you get a good group of players that stick around (or friends to join) you just keep playing. Hopefully this means they’re going to raise the level cap!

  9. Uh oh, looks like Nintendo realized that they don’t have enough content to continue to sustain this game. They need to start coming up with map packs like CoD or go the way of Titanfall, losing the majority of its community merely months after launch due to lack of content.

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