Earlier today, a Nintendo Direct gave gamers a brief glimpse as to what Nintendo has in the works for the next year or so. Inklings, prepare yourselves: Splatoon 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch next year!
Here’s a brief glimpse of what to expect in this new ink-tastic iteration:
In this new game in the Splatoon series, you’ll leave Inkopolis behind and head to a new region: the Splatlands. Its heart is a new city where battle-savvy Inklings and Octolings gather: Splatsville, also known as the “City of Chaos.”Splatoon 3 introduces various features to the action-shooter series, including weapons such as the bow-weapon, customization options and movement abilities to bring to the returning 4v4 Turf Wars matches.
The announcement trailer for Splatoon 3 (shown above) shows off the customization options for the character’s inkling and an adorable little buddy. In a departure from the first two games, this Splatoon seems to be more narrative-focused, but there is still a lot fans don’t know.
Nintendo also announced a remaster of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword coming to the Switch. Breath of the Wild 2 was briefly mentioned; basically, it’s in production and more news will come later this year. A new Mario Golf game was also announced along with a slew of other titles. The entirety of the direct can be found here.
The Nintendo Direct didn’t announce an official release date for Splatoon 3, but it will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022. So, there is plenty of times for your questions to be answered!
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