Splatoon 3

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: Sept. 9, 2022

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'Splatoon 3' Will Kick Off Splatoon x Pokémon Collaboration Splatfest Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2022 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT

Splatoon 3 is the next installment in the 4 vs. 4 action shooter, leaving Inkopolis behind and heading to a new region: the Splatlands.

Enter the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland. Even in this desolate environment, Turf War reigns supreme and battles rage in new stages located in the surrounding wilds.

Dynamic new moves help these fighters dodge attacks and cover more ground, along with a new bow-shaped weapon to sling ink, and more customization options.

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. Newly uncovered footage provides insight on one of these new stages, Eeltail Alley, along with a look at the stringer – a new bow-shaped weapon type that enables you to sling ink sideways and vertically.

In addition to frantic 4-v-4 multiplayer matches, Splatoon 3 also 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!

Have you been looking for your shot to try out Splatoon 3? Or maybe you’re a regular player and you’ve been tempted to wade into the waters of the game’s lively Splatfest events? 

Now’s the chance you’ve been waiting for!

The next Splatfest in Splatoon 3 for the Nintendo Switch system is going to be a Splatoon x Pokémon collaboration! Splatfests are special, limited-time events when players with any Nintendo Switch Online membership can champion one of three causes. This new Splatfest lineup beginning on Nov. 11 will be one for the record books!

In the Pokémon series, players typically start their adventure by choosing a Pokémon with one of these three types: Grass-type. Fire-type. Water-type. What a conundrum … and a cute one at that! Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses. When choosing your partner Pokémon, which type would you choose? If you have thoughts on the matter, it’s time to settle it in a Splatfest! Starting today, you can make your choice for this epic Splatfest from the Splatsville hub area.

When you participate in Splatfest Battles, the goal is to ink as much of the stage as you can. Splatfests also feature Tricolor Turf War battles, where players splat it out in three-team messfests! It’s a great opportunity to gather some friends – you can squad up with three other players that voted for the same side and battle for your cause together. At the end of the event, the winning side will be revealed and in-game Super Sea Snails will be handed out, which you can redeem to add sub ability slots into a piece of gear. The side that prevails will win more Super Sea Snails!

The Splatfest will take place from Friday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. PT to Sunday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. PT. But you can start getting ready today! During the Sneak Peek phase of the Splatfest, you can choose a team, check the SplatNet 3 app to see what team your friends are planning to vote for, post artwork in the hub supporting your team, level up your Tee, wipe your Tee to get Ability Chunks or earn and spend Conch Shells at the Shell-Out Machine for in-game rewards.

Splatfests are special, limited-time events in Splatoon 3 where players with any Nintendo Switch Online membership can choose to champion one of three causes.

After you make your choice from the Splatsville hub area, which will be decorated in a lively way for the event, you’ll participate in Splatfest Battles. The goal is to ink as much of the stage as you can without getting splatted too often. Splatfests also feature Tricolor Turf War battles, where players splat it out in three team messfests! At the end of the event, the winning side will be revealed, and in-game Super Sea Snails will be handed out (with the winning side getting more, of course).

Want to commemorate this dream collab? Specially themed Splatoon x Pokémon tees that you can wear IRL will be available for purchase at Nintendo NY at a future date. You can also redeem 550 My Nintendo Platinum Points now and celebrate the Splatoon x Pokémon collab with a set of three fresh acrylic keychains!

Key Features:

  • Ink it up with a new entry in the Splatoon series
  • Discover the Splatlands, a new sun-soaked region with trendsetting inhabitants
  • Experiment with new styles for Inklings and Octolings
  • 4v4 Turf Wars are back, with new stages, new maneuvers, and new weapons

Splatoon 3 is available for Nintendo Switch.

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