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In this video, Liam takes a look at how Splatoon’s predecessor was ended by leaks. This predecessor prototype was developed for the Nintendo Wii U by The Conduit developer High Voltage Software, who were contacted by Nintendo who expressed interest in developing an exclusive FPS for their upcoming system. The prototype was based around using water pistols, similar to the weapons in Splatoon, which has since become one Nintendo’s biggest franchises having success on both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch.
Liam Robertson is a video game researcher and archiver. In his spare time, Liam creates videos and articles for various outlets, and will also be contributing to the DidYouKnowGaming channel.
Some footage courtesy of NintendoMovies, IGN, Nintendo World Report, and Destructoid respectively:
NintendoMovies Super Mario Sunshine clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X38NRBCI-A
NWR footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NmnHJc4pvI
Destructoid interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QmwpnNIQ9o
IGN interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgVWjACIkbY