With the upcoming Splatoon 3 title releasing September 9th, and the launch date getting closer, both Nintendo and the Splatoon Teams have started to ramp up the hype building on Social Media.
Last week the Splatoon 3 Team announced 3 New Weapons Revealed for Splatoon 3, offering a detailed preview of each Splatoon 3 Shooter they announced.
Although many of these Splatoon Shooters already feature in previous iterations of the game, this week Nintendo revealed the Angle Shooter, which is a brand new Sub-Shooter.
The Angle Shooter shoots (or highlights) a line at angles and appears to rebound or reflect off of surfaces and walls until it inevitable hits the ground.
The Angle Shooter is as direct as they come. This new sub-weapon shoots a straight line into the distance that bounces off surfaces. Enemies who touch the line are marked and take damage, helping you pin them down to splat with your main weapon! #Splatoon3 pic.twitter.com/PZxrBKyi6e
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) May 16, 2022
The advantage of this is it acts as a trip-wire that tags enemy players who pass through it.As players pass through the Angle Shooter they also receive damage.
This is by no means a “main shooter” and should probably be classed more as a tactical accessory, but with resembling the Point Sensor from previous games, it does tag players and allow you to track them, even behind walls.
At time of writing, it appears the line created by the Angle Shooter is only visible to the Player using it, but it’s unknown at this time whether team-mates will be able to see the tagged enemy.
The naming convention of this Sub Shooter is already causing controversy, likely due to the fact this Sub highlights a marker, rather than shoots ink. The Japanese name of “Line Marker” seems much more accurate.
Naming conventions aside, the Angle Shooter revealed by Nintendo is certain to change the dynamic of Turf Wars.
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