Why Splatoon has 4 vs 4 Battles

By Jorge Ba-oh 09.08.2015

Why Splatoon has 4 vs 4 Battles on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream spoke to Splatoon producer Hisashi Nogami on the decision to feature four-squid teams.

One of the unique qualities of the Wii U shooter is the decision to have teams of four bundling against each other (in regular play). Nintendo had pondered whether four may well be too much, Nogami revealed, and had considered a three person team instead.

"It's not like we couldn't have made 3 vs. 3 battles, but if just one player is splatted, the balance changes drastically and the enemy team can make a push in one go," he told Nintendo Dream. "On the other hand, when we tried increasing the number of players, the effect of splatting one person was small."

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So Nintendo settled on a four-squid approach, which Nogami feels "is like a power play in ice hockey."

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