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Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion preview – A fresh approach to the ink-based shooter

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion preview - A fresh approach to the ink-based shooter Splatoon 2 has been graced with numerous free updates since launching around a year ago, and it’s been basically enough to keep the game alive and fresh up until this point.

But Nintendo is trying something new with this iteration – an expansive piece of single-player DLC known as the Octo Expansion.

The initial trailer didn’t give much away, but we’ve now had a chance to play a handful of levels from the expansion, and it’s definitely not what you’d expect from the game.

I’m a kid

The Octo Expansion forgoes the traditional level structure of previous story-based Splatoon outings, in favour of around 80 smaller, more tightly-focused challenge rooms.

This means you’re given less control over what equipment you take into battle, and it’s hard to call any of these challenges a battle either – they’re more small puzzles built on Splatoon’s underlying design principles.

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