Many fans were disheartened to learn that Miiverse was disappearing on the Nintendo Switch and has yet to be replaced. Game Informer recently spoke to the team behind Splatoon 2 which had a huge Miiverse following. The game’s producer Hisashi Nogami said that while Miiverse implementation is missing from the game they will still allow players to post artwork on the ground and walls and send message to other players.
The implementation of Miiverse in the first Splatoon was sort of bizarre and interesting. You see everything from people leaving funny messages on the walls of your plaza to even conspiracy theories. Is there any sort of implementation of a sharing of messages like this in Splatoon 2 with no Miiverse on Switch?
Nogami: That’s a good question and it’s nice to hear that you enjoyed in Splatoon 1 the ability to post messages and artwork. Our idea with that feature was that after playing multiplayer, your plaza is populated with some of the people you played with and in creating this Miiverse functionality, it was that you weren’t just competing against these people but also that you were seeing what they are thinking and it’s some way to meet players indirectly and maybe see what the player base is thinking and create a sort of community atmosphere. This would mean that each time you enter the plaza, you would have some sort of update and some sort of change to the environment.
As you pointed out, while we don’t have Miiverse on the Nintendo Switch, we have made sure to allow players in the same way to post artwork on the ground and walls, or messages to other players. So I think players will be able to continue communicating in an indirect fashion and seeing what players from around the Splatoon 2 community are thinking.