We had the chance to put these kid’s questions to Splatoon director in London. Here’s what happened:
Q. Why doesn’t the paint mix up in Splatoon? A. Do you know that water and oil do not mix together, according to our studies of the inklings the two colored inks do not mix together like water and oil as well.
Q. Why does the other team’s paint slow you down but yours doesn’t? A. I’m sure you will be able to swim fast in a pool, but in a pool of oil you won’t be able to swim so fast. We think that it’s quite similar to that.
Q. Why does the hair look like squid legs? A. Did you know that squid have ten legs. The inklings as well they have their arms and their legs which make up four then they have their hair make up another two, then the remaining four are hidden at the back of their head. Their ten squid legs exist on their body. It looks like they have hair but this is actually squid legs.
Q. Is it grownups fighting or kids? A. The inklings are 14 years old, somewhere between a child and an adult. Inklings still like to be on their skateboards and play in the turf wars.
Q. Why is there a big fat cat waving a flag at the end of a level? A. Have you ever noticed Judds outfit before. He looks very similar to a referee in a boxing match. The reason why the Judd is Judging the winner is because of his keen eye to instantly determine who has colored in the most. Why is there just one cat in the world of Splatoon? The clue is hidden in the sunken scrolls.
Q. Are Squid really that big? A. Yes you can eat squid in lots of different ways. You can eat it in paella, you can have it as sushi, you can grill it. In Japan we even dry the squid so it is super thin — very popular food in Japan.
Q. Which is the best weapon in Splatoon? A. There’s no strongest weapon in Splatoon, all weapons have their strengths and their weaknesses. I hope you get better at Splatoon and find the weapon that you like.
Q. My sister says you can eat squid is that true? A. Yes you can eat squid in lots of different ways. You can eat it in paella, you can have it as sushi, you can grill it. In Japan we even dry the squid so it is super thin — very popular food in Japan.
Q. Could we play with two Gamepads on split screen if we had them? A. Sorry unfortunately you can’t do that.
Q. Are you going to do any more amiibos, maybe with clothes they can wear? A. I think being able to give amiibo clothes is a great idea. It would be difficult to do that, but maybe you could make some sun glasses, hats and clothes to put not he existing amiibo.