Splatoon has proven to be quite the pleasant surprise for just about everybody. For gamers, it was an exciting new twist on what an online shooter could be in terms of gameplay and aesthetics, and for Nintendo it was a big hit, selling over 4 million copies worldwide and spawning a dedicated fan base. Naturally, people are wondering what’s next for the franchise.
Famitsu magazine in Japan talked with the game’s producer, Hisashi Nogami, about that very subject. Nogami confirmed that the Splatfests have, in fact, come to an end and that there are no more planned content updates for the game either. However, Japan will once again see Splatoon Koshien Tournament nationwide in 2017. The subject of a sequel came up as well and Nogami offered nothing specific, but did state that Splatoon has grown alongside its dedicated fan base and hopes to continue that trend.
Considering Nintendo’s open acknowledgment of Splatoon’s many fans alongside the game’s commercial success, a sequel seems quite likely. However, Nintendo is known to take its time on highly anticipated followups, so it might be a while before anything official is discussed. Plus, there is that NX thing coming along that could play a part in Splatoon’s future.
Source: Nintendo Everything