Splatoon 3: official release date announced with a trailer

Splatoon 3: official release date announced with a trailer

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Nintendo has released a new Splatoon 3 trailer to announce its official release date: September 9, 2022. This is another hefty exclusive for Nintendo Switch, in a particularly rich year for console owners.

The video itself shows pure gameplay in one of the Shellfish Brawls. That is, we can see the characters fighting in the classic style of the series, painting all the paintable trying to prevail over the opponents. Our heroes will be able to use paint guns, giant brushes and even robots to win games. There will also be grappling hooks that will give them greater freedom of movement.

Read more details from the official press release:

Splatoon 3 will be released on Friday 9 September on Nintendo Switch. Players will challenge other Inklings and Octolings with ink strokes in the city of Splatville and arid Splattonia, discovering the trendiest features, weapons and gear of the year.

In Splatoon 3, shellfish melee will give life to thrilling online * 4v4 battles with new and familiar scenarios, where teams of 4 players will compete against whoever covers the most ground with their ink. A new video provides some details on one of the new scenarios, the Silurian Suburb, and on the calamarco, a new arc-shaped weapon that allows you to splat horizontally and vertically. The new trailer, Splatoon 3 - Mollusca Shells (Nintendo Switch), in addition to showing all this, offers more information and allows you to take a look at some new items.

In addition to the frenetic 4v4 battles, Splatoon 3 will also have a single player campaign and a new version of the Salmon Run co-op mode. In single player mode, players will help Number 3 fight the Octarians to uncover the secrets of Alterna and the hairy ooze.

Players who dive into Salmon Run will be able to splat together ** and defeat waves of dangerous Great Salmonoids. Some are truly gigantic!

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Splatoon 3 September release date confirmed!

Splatoon 3’s release date has been set for 9th September 2022, Nintendo has announced, endlessly pleasing fans of the US cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the process. Check out the gameplay reveal trailer, showing off some Turf War gameplay and new weapons.


As you can see, there’s plenty of what Splatoon has always done ink-redibly well, with the mix of arena control through painting the arena and head-to-head third person shooter combat. There’s several bombastic weapons in the trailer, and new supers like a mech walker and wicked looking drones.

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Splatoon 3 was announced back in February 2021, with a target release for this summer, and progress has seemingly been going quite well. Going off all the trailers and mode reveals we’ve seen so far, it looks like it’s going to truly surpass Splatoon 2 in a lot of ways.

Speaking of which, longtime fans of Nintendo’s paint shooter series were a bit confused in the last couple days when an update was pushed live for the Splatoon 2 limited time demo. Why would Nintendo update this? Why have people still got it installed? Nobody knows, but there didn’t seem to be any meaningful changes outside of the version number.

Oh, but Nintendo are making the single player Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 free as part of Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack.

Let’s look back at our Splatoon 2 review, where I wrote:

“A fairly straightforward sequel to one of the Wii U’s best games, Splatoon 2’s unique take on the online multiplayer shooter is as fresh as ever on Switch. Nintendo still have one foot in the past with online functionality, stubbornly sticking to their (paint) guns when they should be learning from others, but these flaws are easily covered up once you get into a game. At its heart, Splatoon 2 is a second helping of one of the most inventive shooters of the last decade.”

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