Nintendo publishes a new edition of Iwata Asks covering upcoming squid shooter, Splatoon.
It’s nice that Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata is back asking questions on a regular basis. Nintendo is a notoriously secretive company but the Iwata Asks columns are often humorous and insightful in equal measure.
In this edition Iwata speaks to Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis & Development division (EAD) about Splatoon’s early design concepts, character evolution and Amiibo integration.
Among the nuggets of information revealed are that Splatoon began life as a fight between two blocks of tofu, and that rabbits, rather than squids, were the potential stars of the game.
It’s a fascinating read that sheds more light on Nintendo’s ‘concept first’ development philosophy.
Check it out at: http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wiiu/splatoon/0/0