I want this game. Badly. Seriously. Every time I watch the video for Splatoon, I feel my inner child brimming with utter joy. The colors, the game's aesthetic, and its utter charm has entranced me. In fact, I'm sorely tempted to get a TV & Wii U now.
But alas, I shall keep to my spartan lifestyle, until I can justify such purchases. But that temptation is there, simmering within the dark recesses of my mind, ready to latch onto any opportunity to get this game.
So the point here is that apparently Nintendo has a thing for anthropomorphic cephalopods that goes all the way back to 1980 (when Mr. Game & Watch first came out). Not that this is strange or anything, as the Japanese seem to have a thing for cephalopods in general. They even have an emoticon for it. <コ:彡
(I'd make a Japanese tentacle porn joke here, but decided this comic was way too classy for that kind of humor)