Here’s a In-Depth Look at Salmon Run in Splatoon 2

During Nintendo’s E3 presentations, Splatoon 2 made an appearance with a big new game mode called Salmon Run. Salmon Run was showcased with a full thirty-minute demonstration to show off all the goodies that this new mode has to offer. Salmon Run is a horde battle type mode that allows up to four players to team up against Salmonids that attack in waves and even have boss type enemies make appearances. While the combat of the mode is focused on waves, the goal is to collect a certain number of golden eggs from the Salmonids before the time limit runs out.

While Salmonids will appear in large groups, only boss type Salmonids will drop golden eggs Players will also have to make it through a full three waves of enemies in addition to collecting a number of eggs per wave to manage a win in Salmon Run. Developers spoke about special events within the Salmon Run game type, indicating that there will be regular challenges for players to conquer for experience and rewards. It was also explained that during Salmon Run players would be provided random weapons based on the challenge. These special challenges will be specific to the online version of Salmon Run, but in the local

Players will also have to make it through a full three waves of enemies in addition to collecting a number of eggs per wave to manage a win in Salmon Run. Developers spoke about special events within the Salmon Run game type, indicating that there will be regular challenges for players to conquer for experience and rewards. It was also explained that during Salmon Run players would be provided random weapons based on the challenge.

These special challenges will be specific to the online version of Salmon Run, but in the local play version players will be able to choose their weapons. Various boss type salmonids were shown and had various abilities and weaknesses meaning that Salmon Run will always be a fast paced and teamwork heavy mode that promises to stay interesting and fresh well after the game’s launch.