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The Key to Splatoon's 2+ Player Mode! by Snivy101 The Key to Splatoon's 2+ Player Mode! by Snivy101
"But I know exactly why this isn't possible. With the Pro Controller person, it's impossible to Super Jump and use Special Weapons due to the lack of a second screen. Special Weapons like the Inkstrike would be unusable on it. I don't really know a way around this... but I think if Nintendo found a way to allow a second person play would be great..."

While playing on my 3DS for the first time in forever I realized how Splatoon could have a successful Turf War, Splat Zones, etc. mode for multiple players on one system! The 3DS is just that! Considering it can be used in Smash Bros as a controller I don't see why this wouldn't work for Splatoon! 

The controls would line up pretty well! Shouts, Jump, Ink Shoot/Attack, Touch Screen Use, and Squid Form could all work the same on 3DS as the Gamepad. The only thing that would need another button would be the Sub Weapon Button. On New 3DS, this wouldn't be a problem, but for standard 3DS, Sub Weapons could just take the place of the X or Y buttons.

Now to accomplish this. The 3DS would need something to link it to the Wii U Splatoon. You need to have a copy of Smash Bros 3DS to use the 3DS as a controller on Smash Wii U, so how would it work? Easy. A Free or Extremely cheap (I would hope Nintendo would make it free) Application on the eShop that would allow the 3DS to connect to the Splatoon Game. An update could add the connect feature to Splatoon. 

And there! Great Multiplayer! The 3DS even has a Gyroscope to handle Motion controls! The bottom screen would have the map and the top would either put some info on the current game or just some placeholder, as the 3DS obviously couldn't handle the match on the top screen. 

This would ensure local multiplayer Turf Wars for possibly up to all 8 people (if you have that many 3DS). And CPUs could be generated for remaining Team Members.
As for online, it could be possible, but a little less likely as the 3DS isn't usable online in Smash Wii U, so it would be Nintendo's call.

I would praise this idea to come true, as I've quite a few people want to bash it out in Turf Wars with me locally and we were unable to do so.
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qwertyuiopasd1234567 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
I think Nintendo should make Splatoon 3DS.
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iRetrala Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is nothing less than pure brilliance! I Would love this for 2 player Turf Wars.
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! ;)
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King-Reaper Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason the 3DS can't be used as a controller online is due to the way the Wii communicates with the 3DS. The controllers usually use bluetooth connection, but the Wiiu and the 3DS have to communicate through good old-fashioned wifi, so the WiiU can't do online Wifi and the 3DS wifi at the same time
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I did notice this. It would stop it from being used online, but at the very least they should make it available for 2+ player Turf War Locally, so you can still play with multiple people with 3DS's.
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shiney570 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
is that game for free? :)
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Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I think that they should just straight up release Splatoon for the New 3DS. I believe it has the capabilities to do so. :D

And while they're at it, do this too, because it's GENIUS! Kind of like a Splatoon Only DSbDownload Play app, but I still love it! :D Or maybe, an update could be done so the DS Download Play app works in the same way? 
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not entirely sure if this game could work even on the New 3DS. Obviously a visual downgrade. But I'm not sure if could handle the multiplayer. I wouldn't be surprised if it could but I think if not 4 on 4 then 2 on 2 or 3 on 3.
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Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Maybe not Local Multiplayer, but with it's current system, I think it would be able to handle it well. And yes, it would be a slight visual downgrade, seeing as how the Wii U's graphic capabilities are virtually perfect, while the 3DS couldn't pull something like that off.
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spongebob2444 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist
Where did you get the game for 3days from
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Zermonious Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what about special weapons
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yah. Special weapons would be X or Y 
It'd be like:
Y. Sub Weapon
X. Special Weapon
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Zermonious Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and pls have c-stick support cuz gyrosope controls SUCK
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KnuxSD Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
what are you talking about? the gyro is the tits! I mean its like having a mouse. its much smoother than the normal controls and much more precise.
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally am fine with Motion controls on Wii U, but if the they did this, the would definitely input C-stick Support on the New 3DS.
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Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This.
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