Splatoon 3 has been announced during the February 2021 Nintendo Direct, with a scheduled release sometime in 2022.
The reveal trailer showed a squid kid’s cosmetic look being customized, alongside a fishy companion pet and a bow weapon, before they took a train to a new dense city locale.
From there, it showed a fresh look for a lot of familiar sights: two teams of four players launching into an arena to fight and cover it in their color ink. New weapons and cosmetics were shown (as well as an adorable robot crab that turns into some kind of ball) on a single desert map, but no other details were given at this time.
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Splatoon 2 was released in July 2017 – we awarded the team shooter an 8.3 review, praising the new co-op mode and its upgrades to the Wii U original. We’ve since named it one of the best games on Nintendo Switch.