For the first time, Splatoon 3 will only be available on the Nintendo Switch when the game launches later this year.
Among the many new weapons, foes, maneuvers, and customizations that will be introduced in Splatoon 3 is a new single-player campaign. The Splatlands, the game’s newest area, has us the giddiest. With the Splatlands, players may ink create a scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings, a setting vastly different from the bustling cities and trippy, otherworldly landscapes of earlier games.
Splatoon 2’s release date hasn’t been disclosed, but we do know that it will be out in “Summer 2022.” (so sometime between June and September). That means it’s just a matter of time before we see the results.
While there’s still a lot we don’t know about Splatoon 3, what we do know has us eager to get our hands on Nintendo’s next ink-fueled multiplayer game. Get all the juicy tidbits here! Splatoon 3 is set to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.
Splatoon 3: Get Right to the Point
- Who knows. In Nintendo’s quirky competitive multiplayer shooter Splatoon 2,
- When will I be able to access it? The year is “2022” (June-September)
- What device can I use to play it? Nintendo’s Switch
Date and Platforms for the Release of Splatoon 3
Although a release date for Splatoon 3 has yet to be announced, it is expected to arrive in “Summer 2022” (between June and September).
This release window follows the series’ regular release pattern, however, it may be closer to Splatoon 2’s release month than the original game. Splatoon and Splatoon 2 had worldwide release dates of May 2015 and July 2017.
A release date has not yet been announced, but we do know that Splatoon 3 (like its predecessors) will only be available for Nintendo Switch consoles such as the original Nintendo Switch as well as it’s lite and OLED variants. Splatoon 3 is a Nintendo exclusive.
Splatoon 3 Trailers
Next Wave of Salmon Run’s trailer
Splatoon 3’s Salmon Run: Next Wave, the next generation of Splatoon’s Salmon Run co-op game, was shown during the Nintendo Direct in February 2022. To fight Salmonids (including a giant enemy known as “Flipper-Flopper”), the Inklings are shown being dropped from the sky into a battle zone. Here’s a link to see it.
Mammalians: Resurrection Trailer
September 23, 2021, the Nintendo Direct session saw the return of Splatoon 3. Turf War gameplay with all-new, super-powered special assaults is shown out here. In addition, we were given a look at the single-player campaign for Splatoon 3 titled Return of the Mammalians during the presentation. It’s all down below.
A Teaser for the Upcoming Event
First, a peek at Splatoon 3 came from the announcement trailer. Splatoon 2’s “friend,” a Salmonid, debuts in the trailer’s opening scene, which appears to be the beginning of the customizing process for your Inkling character and their “buddy.”
Gender options (players could select whether they were male or female Inklings) appear to have been removed from the game. Hairstyles, eye colors, and leggings are all still available, but it appears that Nintendo will no longer require players to select one of two genders. Players can now access hairstyles that were previously only available to those of a specific gender thanks to this change.
After that, we get a peek at what appears to be a single-player mode. Our Inkling travels across a desolate, post-apocalyptic world where the destroyed Eiffel Tower is partially buried upside down in the ground as if it had been suplexed. A train takes the Inklings to Splitsville, the new hub city of Splatoon 3.
We see Splatoon’s traditional competitive multiplayer, which appears essentially untouched save from some new weapon types and a new way to join an arena at the start of a match, as the trailer comes to an end. Here’s a link to see it.
Splatoon 3 is the third game in the Splatoon series. Splatoon debuted on the Wii U in 2015, and Splatoon 2 debuted on the Nintendo Switch in 2017.
Unlike previous editions, players can pick whether they wish to be an Octoling or an Inkling (which can be customized) from the start of Splatoon 3.
This trait is very important in Splatoon. Turf War, the game’s main multiplayer mode, challenges two teams of four players to blanket the map with their ink.
The player’s weapon loadout achieves this. Splatoon’s weaponry fires colorful ink instead of bullets and can be used to cover the map or briefly incapacitate your opponents.
From Splattershots to a huge paint roller, each weapon in Splatoon has its own set of sub-weapons and deadly special weapons. Splatoon 3 will include new weaponry such as the Crab Tank, a crab-powered vehicle, and the Trizooka, an ink-firing bazooka (more on this below).
Each team strives to claim as much of the map as possible while keeping opponents away. Swim through your own team’s ink for quick traversal and surprise assaults. However, your opponent’s ink will significantly slow you down and injure you over time. Rounds are usually three minutes long, making each battle a frantic scramble as the music accelerates.
Salmon Run, a cooperative horde mode where players work together to defeat AI-controlled waves of foes, returns in Splatoon 3. ‘Salmon Run: The Next Wave’.
The Next Wave looks a lot like Splatoon 2’s Salmon Run, but with a new egg-throwing mechanism and new opponents to confront. Nintendo has vowed to reveal more about the “unfathomably frightening creature” known as King Salmonid in the future.
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