Nintendo has revealed that rock band Wet Floor are the latest musical sensation in the Inkling world, destined to be heard as part of the Splatoon 2 soundtrack.
Their songs blend different genres, and they are especially popular with the kids (or squids) right now. Their song “Rip Entry” will be heard as background music while battling, which you can check out below.
We have also been introduced to the group’s five members, which Nintendo detail:
This guy plays synthesizer and is the group’s founder. He’s out to restore some indie dignity to Inkopolis’s music scene that’s lately been taken over by giant pop stars. When it comes to songwriting, he lets others take the initiative. He prefers tinkering with sounds to performing, and the studio is a much more comfortable place for him than the stage.
Wet Floor also has two members that play guitar and provide vocals. The guy on the left is a fan of vintage rock sounds. You can hear it in the sharp, jangly rhythms of his riffs. The girl on the right is a faithful follower of the church of punk rock, and she carves out riffs with a more hunky, bass-heavy sound. These two don’t always see eye-to-eye, but when they’re in the groove, their two distinct sounds meld into a medley of magical music.
Now let’s introduce Wet Floor’s rhythm section. These two bring a fast-paced technical beat to the group’s sound that’s every bit as crucial as the members who play up front. The guy on bass has a trademark string-slapping style, while the drummer uses her multiple limbs to keep a driving, super-stable backbeat. The friendly rivalry these two share makes the band sizzle with thrilling rhythm.
Splatoon 2 will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch in Summer 2017.