Splatoon 3
Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 Set to Launch September 9

Nintendo has announced that its upcoming multiplayer third-person shooter Splatoon 3 will be released on September 9 for Nintendo Switch. The announcement came alongside a new trailer. The announcement also detailed the game’s 4-v-4 multiplayer matches, new single-player campaign, and the next iteration of the co-op Salmon Run mode.

Nintendo also announced that active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can enjoy the Splatoon 2 downloadable content “Octo Expansion.” In the DLC, players will take on the role of “Agent 8, an Octoling who awakens without her memories on a dark subway platform.”

The announcement’s full details via Nintendo can be seen below:

In Splatoon 3, online four-versus-four 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!

Plus, starting today, active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can enjoy the Splatoon 2 downloadable content “Octo Expansion” on the Nintendo Switch system at no additional cost. It’s a great way to train up before the Splatoon 3 game launches for Nintendo Switch! Previously only available as a separate purchase, you now can dive into the large-scale, single-player expansion for Splatoon 2 with a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership!

In the Splatoon 2 downloadable content “Octo Expansion” you play as Agent 8, an Octoling who awakens without her memories on a dark subway platform. Navigate a mysterious underground test facility in this adventure that spans 80 missions packed with challenges you won’t find in the main game. Escape from these twisted depths, and you’ll be able to join multiplayer matches as your very own Octoling.

Splatoon 3 is now available for pre-order at select retailers.

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