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Splatoon 3: Release Date, Gameplay, Trailers, And More

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Tarran Stockton

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24th Dec 2021 12:46

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For those of you who've been excited by Nintendo's dip into competitive multiplayer with Splatoon, the Splatoon 3 release date is around the corner. Announced back in February, 2021, it sees the return of the ink shooter, along with some cool new features and a campaign mode. It doesn't look to change up the Splatoon formula too much, but with such a solid concept that's yet to run its course, that's fine. So, here is everything we know about Splatoon 3, including the release date, gameplay, trailers, and more.

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Splatoon 3: Release Date

Right now, the release window of Splatoon 3 is just 2022, but with the game shaping up really well, and recent showcases of the title looking smooth, it would seem the game isn't too far away from release. We wouldn't expect Nintendo to release it in the busy first quarter of 2022, but the second or third quarters seem a good opportunity for a release, and would make sense considering the development so far.

Splatoon 3: Trailers

There have been a few trailers so far for Splatoon 3, showcasing off various aspects of the game. The reveal trailer gave it quite a post-apocalyptic look as the protagonist walked through desert landscapes littered with old-world ruins, like the Eiffel Tower, before taking the train to a populated city called Splatsville. After this, the title drops, and it showcases some multiplayer gameplay, as two teams of four blast ink around and swim inside with their squid forms.

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The other trailer of note is subtitled 'Return of the Mammalians' and starts by showing off more multiplayer gameplay, that includes some whacky new main and special weapons. At some point in the middle, it suddenly switches, and we get what appear to be single player gameplay across varying environments with the protagonist from the first trailer. We do know also that the title of this trailer, is what the campaign will be called too, and so gives us some look into the story. 

Splatoon 3: Gameplay And Story

Splatoon 3 will play very similar to the previous two games, featuring third-person shooter combat across a multiplayer and single player mode. The main multiplayer mode is called Turf War, which sees two teams of four compete to cover the map with the most amount of paint, while also fighting each other off. This is expanded in Splatoon 3 with the advent of new weapons, such as the Ink Bow, which change the game's dynamic and should provide a new meta for players to learn.

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All the usual fun from the original such as the rollers, squid forms, and Inklings vs Octolings rivalry is here, so don't expect it to change up the formula too much, instead building on the foundation which the last two games made.

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The main hub of Splatoon 3 will also be different, taking place in Splatsville instead of Inkopolis. The former city is located somewhere in a place called the Splatlands, which may explain the post-apocalyptic vibe from the very first trailer. The campaign, which can be activated from the hub, is titled Return of the Mammals, and will focus on the reappearance of mammals in the world, and how that affects everyone's colourful inky fun.

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Splatoon 3: Platforms

As a Nintendo first party title, Splatoon 3 will only release on the Nintendo Switch.

 

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