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Nintendo has announced that Splatoon 3 is now officially available for Nintendo Switch. In the latest press release, they mention that they had a launch celebration leading up to the midnight release at their Nintendo NY store last night. They also state that the Splatoon 3 look around the store will stick around for a little while. Down below, you can check out the Splatoon 3 launch trailer. Also down below, is some more info about the game from that latest press release. And over here you’ll find our impressions article based on the Splatoon 3 World Premiere splatfest event that took place a couple weeks ago. If you find yourself interested in picking up the game, it will cost you $59.99. However, should you want a digital copy, you can get double the usual percentage of gold points for purchasing by September 30th.

Splatoon 3 is a new sequel for both raw recruits and long-time players, and introduces new features and modes that have never been seen in a Splatoon game before, while resurfacing fan-favorite modes that have been reinvented in distinct ways:

  • Ink With the Best of ’Em: Use your weapons to splash vivid ink all over the place. Coat your opponents to take them (temporarily) out and change into Swim Form to dive into your own ink color and zoom where you please – this slick move can take you up walls, through fences and will even refill your ink tank. Plus, the newly added Squid Roll and Squid Surge moves will help you get even messier!

  • A Colorful Arsenal: All weapon types from previous games are back, along with some new ones. Flatten the competition with rollers, ink up close with the new (and sharp!) Splatana weapon type, stay hydrated with the new Tacticooler or turn the tide with an array of special abilities and more to discover. Get splatting or get splat – the choice is yours!

  • Scorching Turf War Battles: Beloved by squiddos everywhere, this online multiplayer* mode pits two teams of four players in a three-minute battle to cover the most ground with their ink color. All-new stages like Eeltail Alley, Scorch Gorge, Mincemeat Metalworks and Undertow Spillway join several returning stages such as Museum d’Alfonsino, Hammerhead Bridge and Mahi-Mahi Resort. Twelve stages await your colorful artistry, with more to come in free post-launch updates. Splat it out to achieve total victory!

  • Square Off in Splatfest Events: Cast your vote from one of three sides and then gain clout for your Splatfest team in 4-v-4 Turf War battles and the new, colorfully chaotic Tricolor Turf War – a mode where three teams fight at the same time and the first-place team must defend itself in a unique 4-v-2-v-2 battle.

  • Anarchy Battles: This fresh mode will put your skills to the test! Lay your tentacles on the line and engage in wild battles to climb the ranks in objective-based matches to prove you’re the most sea-soned squid around. Wanna take on a challenge solo? Select Anarchy Battle (Series). And if you want to team up with friends, Anarchy Battle (Open) is the way to go.

  • Work Together in Salmon Run: Ink together with friends** and fend off waves of dangerous (and now sometimes giant) Salmonid bosses in this freshly updated frantic four-player team mode that’s now always available to play.

  • Return of the Mammalians: Want to swim solo and familiarize yourself with the game? Join Agent 3 in a hairy fight against unruly Octarians and discover the secrets of Alterna and the Fuzzy Ooze in this completely new single-player Story Mode. Playing this mode will also prepare you for the chaos of multiplayer!

  • An Ocean of Drip: Show off your flashy fashion with new and expanded customization options and up your game by hitting up the shops of Splatsville. Don the latest outfits, celebrate with emotes, decorate your locker and stay current with the seasonal catalog. Look forward to collecting items from the in-game Season 1 catalog now – each season lasts three months, so it won’t be long before something new surfaces. Additional free updates and large-scale paid DLC are also planned for the future!

* Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

** Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode. Games and systems sold separately.

Jenae R
Jenae is an RPG enthusiast who also enjoys cats, humidity-free warm weather, Dean Koontz books, Riichi Mahjong and a select handful of non RPG series and games. Two of her all-time favorite games are the original Shadow Hearts and Final Fantasy IX. She loves to ramble on about her numerous gaming opinions and is fortunate enough to be able to do it here at oprainfall.