Splatoon Originally Featured Ink-Battling Tofu

During the early stages of development, Splatoon featured cube-like player characters rather than transforming squids, Nintendo’s Hisashi Nogami revealed.

In the latest installment of Iwata Asks, Nogami told the Nintendo president that the game first started with a “white cube in a maze,” which Satoru Iwata immediately likened to Tofu. “There was a white thing and a black thing shaped like blocks of tofu, and they were shooting ink and they had to steal each other’s turf,” Nogami said.

During the question and answer session, the Splatoon development team also revealed that its family-friendly third-person shooter was only 10 percent complete when it was shown off at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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