Splatoon 3 is set to be the next blockbuster release for
Here’s everything revealed during the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct:
- New combat and weapons
- New and returning stages
- New features include ghosts, anarchy battles, lockers
- A new card game called Tableturf Battle
- New Salmon Run details
- Splatoon 3 amiibo revealed
- New Splatfest hosts revealed
- Splatoon 3 will be getting ‘large-scale paid DLC’
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Splatoon 3: New combat and weapons
Players will have a range of new abilities to deploy in Splatoon 3, including better wall climbing with Squid Surge, and fast swimming allowed with Squid Roll. They’ll also have access to a number of flashy new weapons and abilities, including:
- Splatanas – These new ink-based swords resemble wiper blades, and can flick wads of ink across the battlefield in a forward motion. In close combat, these look extremely deadly.
- Tacticooler – This special ability summons a giant fridge that supplies beverages to your teammates, and these will buff your stats.
- Wave Breaker – This weapon creates massive waves that mark your opponents on the battlefield. You can jump to get out of the way, but this is difficult to pull off.
- Reef Slider – This ability allows you to ride a blow-up shark and ram opponents until the shark explodes in a wave of colour.
The Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct also confirmed that existing tools like Tenta Missiles, Booyah Bombs and Ink Jets will return in this game.
You’ll be able to purchase select weapons in the game by spending Sheldon Licenses, which are earned in regular gameplay. Clothing and accessories are also purchasable from in-game stores, as in past games.
Splatoon 3 will have new and returning stages
A number of stages were confirmed for the game in the latest
The new and returning stages include:
- Scorch Gorge
- Eeltail Alley
- Mincemeat Metalworks
- Undertow Spillway
- Hagglefish Market
- Museum D’Alfonsino
- Hammerhead Bridge
- Mahi-Mahi Resort
- Inkblot Art Academy
- Sturgeon Shipyard
- Wahoo World
There’ll be 12 total stages included with the game, and more coming in post-release updates.
New features include ghosts, anarchy battles, lockers
In the latest
In addition, Turf War, Clam Blitz, Tower Control and Splat Zone modes were confirmed to be returning in Splatoon 3.
This game will also introduce a number of new-to-the-series features, including ‘ghosts’ of your friends which will appear as holograms in the main overworld. If your friends are ghosts, you can call them to join the battle, or just hang out in peace.
When you’re not fighting, you’ll also be about to chill and decorate your very own locker with your favourite in-game items.
Splatoon 3 is getting a card game called Tableturf Battle
There seems to be a greater focus on downtime in Splatoon 3, and to that end,
New Salmon Run details
Alongside information about weapons, mini-games and stages, we also got an update on the game’s major Salmon Run mode. Every few months, this mode will play host to a ‘Big Run’ where Salmonid enemies invade the main city of Splatoon, making for more frantic action.
During Big Run and regular Salmon Runs, you’ll be facing off with a number of new bosses including Slammin’ Lid, a ground-pounder, Big Shot, a shockwave maker, and Cohozuna, a towering beast.
Splatoon 3 amiibos revealed
The official Splatoon 3 amiibo were revealed during the latest
Each can be scanned to grab special gear, take in-game photos, and to save custom loadouts. They’re being released later in holiday 2022, although an exact date was not provided.
New Splatfest hosts revealed
The latest hosts for the iconic Splatoon 3 splatfests – the lighthearted, limited-time community polls – have been revealed: Frye, Shiver and the lovable manta ray, Big Man. They host the new Anarchy Splatcast radio station, and will also corral Squidlings for regular Splatfest battles.
The first Splatfest will take place on 27 August 2022, and will be available for everyone. The teams will be Rock, Paper and Scissors, with players able to pick their favourite option.
Splatoon 3 will be getting ‘large-scale paid DLC’
To conclude the latest
We’ll have to wait to see what’s in store.
You can catch up with the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct here.
Splatoon 3 launches on 9 September 2022 exclusively for