But things got messy when it leaked.
A toon with a view.
New four-player PvE mode Salmon Run revealed.
New maps, weapons and costumes.
If you are really, really good at Splatoon.
Super Callie goes ballistic, Marie is atrocious.
Paint by numbers.
We had an inkling this was coming.
Key additions for Mario Maker, Splatoon.
Hopefully it'll do better NX year.
Wii U up to 12.6m consoles sold.
Months of free extras finally wrapping up.
New stage and gear due this weekend.
It's a Wii.
Features 61 tracks.
Soak it in from Saturday morning.
Amiibo sales are "favourable".
New weapons, new matchmaking and new features all explained ahead of August 6 update.
Nintendo's squid shooter has legs.
The life aquatic.
Hackers make Octoling character playable.
230k splash out for a copy in Europe.
This week's new freebie is the Nova Blaster gun.
Splash-O-Matic! drops this weekend.
Earned itself a few squid.
We had an inkling it would be popular.
Deserve's got nothing to do with it.
But not enough to topple The Witcher 3.
GAME's entire Special Edition shipment, with its Squid Amiibo, gone.
Splatoon-focused Nintendo Direct next week.
Triforce yourself to forget Zelda's delay.
New Amiibo announced.
Hyrule Warriors Amiibo support detailed, Splatoon single-player shown off.
Plus all sorts of tournaments, competitions and discounts.
"There were heated debates over who the main player character should be."
Cover an arena with paint to win.