Nintendo’s latest brand new IP, Splatoon might feature voice chat when it launches in the first half of 2015. That is if producer Hisashi Nogami hears enough feedback that players want the feature included.

“The idea being that the core concept is basically that players look at the way the ink is being spread around, the way it’s being painted around, and decide what to do. If in any way that doesn’t disrupt that balance we’ve created, we’ll definitely consider different ways of communication and introduce that to the game as we go forward with development. Basically, I haven’t decided.”

Splatoon was revealed as a Wii U exclusive third-person paintball shooter at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles. While a single player campaign has been confirmed it has yet to be detailed, but during hands-on time with the multiplayer mode at this year’s E3 the goal was to cover the arenas with as much paint as possible. The team with the most area covered with their color won the match. Nintendo were heavily commended for venturing into a genre they’ve previously not explored in great volume, and the game is already sitting atop many gamers most wanted lists.  Would you like to see voice chat included? Tell us in the comments below.

Splatoon is scheduled to launch on the Wii U and Wii U eShop in the first half of 2015.

Written by Andy W.

I’m the Developer Liaison at Nintendo Enthusiast, and when I’m not working my butt off at the toy store I manage, I’m talking with developers from around the world, promoting crowd-funding campaigns, conducting interviews and also offering advice and support to developers looking to bring their games to Wii U & 3DS.