Iwata asks in his most recent interview with the Splatoon Game developers about their reasons for making a first person shooter about squid. Apparently there were actually many ideas they wen't through before getting to squid, at first there was no squid at all. What strikes me as the oddest part of this interview with Iwata, is how they got from blocks of
tofu to the inklings.
"So the basis of Splatoon was a fight between a block of sesame tofu and a block of firm tofu"~Shintaro Sato (A developer on NSMBU, one of the greatest NSMB games IMO).Eventually it evolved into Nintendo's next big game, In the most recent news I've uncovered, Splatoon's Marketing campaign (most likely more after its release) will rival the campaign for Mario Kart 8. Also, There will be a Global Test fire event held tomorrow (5/22/2015) at 6:00 PM EST.
Game on and Keep it Rehl!
Source(s): WiiU Daily (1), WiiU Daily (2), Nintendo