Nintendo has announced an official release date for Splatoon 3. Fans can get their hands on the colourful shooter on 9 September 2022 exclusively for Nintendo Switch. In addition to the release date, Nintendo has also revealed the game’s official box art alongside brand new gameplay.
The nearly four-minute gameplay clip for Splatoon 3 reveals some exciting Turf War gameplay, highlighting plenty of familiar and new items, weapons and abilities coming to the long-awaited sequel.
Splatoon 3 marks the third entry in Nintendo’s best-selling third-person shooter franchise created by Hisashi Nogami. It was first unveiled with a teaser trailer at a Nintendo Direct event in February 2021. Nintendo last debuted new footage earlier this year, and it now seems like we’ll finally be able to play it this September,
The game’s official box art was also revealed, which can be seen below:
Thanks to Business Wire, Nintendo provided a description of what players can expect in Splatoon 3:
“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. You can view all of this, plus a glimpse into some new gear and information, by visiting the Nintendo YouTube channel.
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!”
Splatoon 3 arrives on 9 September 2022 exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Check out the new gameplay video below.