There won’t be much longer to wait until the release of Splatoon 3, and that day is rapidly approaching. The most recent Splatoon Direct gave us a wealth of details on upcoming additions to the game, including new game types, skins, and other personalization options. The update gave us a tonne of information about what to expect, and now we can’t wait for the ink-filled extravaganza to come back to Switch.
For those who are eager to get their hands on Splatfest once more, there will be a public beta on August 27 that will allow you to do so during a specified window of time. All the information we have about Splatoon 3, including the release window, character creation, maps, weaponry, downloadable content, and more, are listed below.
Splatoon Season 3: Release Date
On September 9, 2022, Splatoon 3 will definitively launch for the Nintendo Switch. The teaser, which was released by Nintendo and focuses solely on the forthcoming return of Salmon Run, reveals the initial seasonal window for the game (more on that in a second).
Recent weeks have been rather eventful for Nintendo, with the company announcing a great deal of new content, most notably during its Direct mini Partner showcase. However, in addition to that, they, at last, revealed the pricing that had been speculated for the game.
It is the typical pricing of $59.99 for their heavy hitters, which are games that are somewhat of a brand for the platform in question, so we did expect it to be that way. In addition, Nintendo will also be releasing the new Switch OLED edition, which will have the theme of the game.
Who Will Be the Newest Member of the Squidbeak Splatoon?
The “Return of the Mammalians” mission pack will be available in Splatoon 3. Through a manhole in Splatsville Square, you can enter this new story mode and visit the Octarians, the sworn enemies of the Inklings.
Agent 3 is the newest member of the New Squidbeak Splatoon, and she and her trusty sidekick, Smallfry, will be exploring the snowy, dangerous, and mysterious land of Alterna. There are several different levels to progress through, each with its own set of challenges and obstacles.
Even though most of the Octarian army is now covered in hair, they have returned as the primary antagonist. Judd and Li’l Judd, two mammals, have been confirmed to be in the game, and it is believed that there will be further mammals throughout the campaign that will provide context for the game’s name.
The Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie, and the former Agent 3 who is now the Captain of the New Squidbeak Splatoon are among the other recognizable faces.
It has been stated that “Return of the Mammalians” is the grand conclusion to the Splat-tastic narrative, implying that Splatoon 3 is the final installment in the trilogy.
Are There Any New Weapons?
Splatoon 3’s first trailer showed off some of the returning weaponry from prior games, such as the Range Blaster and the trusty.96 Gal with new cosmetics. The primary Inkling’s bow has three strings, and we now know its official name: Tri-Stringer.
Nintendo published additional information on the aforementioned bow and a new inky vacuum, both of which would appear in the game, shortly after the release date was announced earlier in 2022.
Contrarily, the Ink Vac features a large nozzle that can absorb the ink from an adversary’s attack and redirect it. A stronger counterattack will result from taking in more attacks.
We also know that the Crab Tank, a tweaked Triple Inkstrike, the Big Bubbler, and the Zipcaster will all be available in Splatoon 3. Nintendo has also stated that all of the game’s standard weaponry from prior installments will be available in Splatoon 3.
New details on the arsenal in Splatoon 3 were revealed in the latest Splatoon Direct, which took place in August of 2022. The Direct has both previously seen and new special weaponry. For instance, the Tacticooler is a fridge that, if activated, will appear with an advantageous supply of stat-boosting beverages for your team.
The Reefslider, formed like a shark and propelled by ink, will slam into its opponents with an inky explosion. Some other returning special weapons are the Inkjet, Ultra Stamp, Ink Storm, Tenta Missiles, and the Booyah Bomb.
What Are the Changes in the Characters?
It appears like the character creation options in Splatoon 3 will be more robust and varied than ever before. The trailer indicates that you can choose between playing as an Inkling or an Octoling from the get-go and that you don’t even have to select a gender; instead, you just pick a visual body type.
Hairstyles of both species have changed, with braids and shorter cuts becoming increasingly common. The fun doesn’t stop there, though; you may also give your cute but odd pet smallfry a new do. I pray your pet is oblivious to the fact that we slaughtered dozens of its types in Salmon Run.
Another look at the various customization possibilities, including some that will be included in an in-game catalog that can be obtained from the general store in the city of Hotlantis, was provided in the August 2022 Splatoon Direct. When a fight begins, you have the option of customizing the Splashtag that appears.
If you win, your character will do an emote of your choosing, and you can give them a title, badge, and backdrop of your choosing on Splashtags.
Splatoon Season 3: Trailer
There couldn’t have been a finer way to kick off Nintendo’s February Direct presentation than with the launch of the Splatoon 3 video. A trailer depicts an Inkling’s trip from the rural Splatlands to the crowded metropolis of Splatsville.
We see the Eiffel Tower, wrenched from its foundations and jammed upside down in a gigantic pit, and we also get an early glimpse at character development, which we’ll discuss in more detail later on.
Those unfamiliar with the Splatoon backstory might be surprised by this new element, but the series is set on Earth long after the extinction of the human race. After making it to Splatsville, our Inkling hero immediately engages in a Turf War to demonstrate his or her newfound skills and arsenal.