Nintendo today announced the Splatoon 3 release date and revealed a new trailer for the highly-anticipated video game. The Splatoon 3 release date is set for the Nintendo Switch on September 9, 2022 (pre-order at Amazon).
Across Splatsville and the sun-scorched Splatlands desert of the game, you’ll engage in ink-soaked battles with other Inklings and Octolings, and discover features, weapons and (of course) the trendiest gear this side of the sun.
In Splatoon 3, online 4-v-4 Turf War battles can create heated matches across a mix of new and returning stages, where teams of four face off to cover the most ground in their ink. The new trailer, which you can watch below, provides insight on one of these new stages, Eeltail Alley.
The video also gives a look at the stringer – a new bow-shaped weapon type that enables you to sling ink sideways and vertically. You’ll also get a glimpse into some new gear and information.
In addition to frantic 4-v-4 multiplayer matches, Splatoon 3 features a fresh single-player campaign and the next iteration of the co-op Salmon Run mode.
In the single-player story mode, you’ll join Agent 3 in a fight against the unruly Octarians and discover the secrets of a mysterious place called Alterna and the Fuzzy Ooze. When diving into Salmon Run, you’ll ink up with teammates to fend off waves of dangerous Salmonid bosses, some of which are colossal in size!
Plus, starting today, active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can enjoy the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC on the Nintendo Switch at no additional cost. It’s a great way to train up before Splatoon 3 launches for Nintendo Switch.
Previously only available as a separate purchase, you now can dive into the large-scale, single-player expansion for Splatoon 2 with a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.
In the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC you play as Agent 8, an Octoling who awakens without her memories on a dark subway platform. Navigate a mysterious underground test facility in this adventure that spans 80 missions packed with challenges you won’t find in the main game.
Escape from these twisted depths, and you’ll be able to join multiplayer matches as your very own Octoling.