Splatoon 3 was announced last year during February’s Nintendo Direct, and fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the sequel since then.
It’s the third game in the Splatoon series, after the release of the original Splatoon over on Wii U and the sequel for the Switch that launched back in 2017, so people have been waiting quite a while for the game.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might have created new fans for this weird and colorful world, but what do we know about the Splatoon 3 release date, the game’s contents, and the Splatoon 3 Special Edition OLED?
Splatoon 3: Release Date
Shockingly, Splatoon 3 is actually coming pretty soon.
It’ll be released on 9 September 2022, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
The game is being developed in-house by Nintendo themselves.
You’re able to pre-order the game right now so that you can get the game on launch using our guide.
Splatoon 3: Special Edition OLED
Nintendo recently announced that they’re releasing quite the special edition for Splatoon 3 in the form of the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Switch OLED.
While it releases before Splatoon 3 itself (August 26) and won’t come with the game, it will come with customized designs for the console itself.
It’ll come with a set of joy-cons, one blue and one yellow with white underbellies.
The console dock is adorned with Splatoon character designs and a massive yellow splat in the bottom left corner.
Will Off The Hook Be In Splatoon 3?
Off The Hook will be in Splatoon 3! Off The Hook is an in-universe pop music act that first appeared in Splatoon 2. The songs that they perform are used as in-game music, with tracks such as Chip Damage serving as examples of this.
The members of the band include Pearl and Marina, and Nintendo UK tweeted out a preview of a new track from the game.
So far we know of two different tracks from the game that they will perform, but there are more than likely going to be more tracks in the final game itself.
Splatoon 3 Amiibo’s
So we don’t currently know if Splatoon 3 is getting a set of Amiibo, but it’s pretty likely considering the track record that the series has with them.
We’re still waiting on several Super Smash Bros Ultimate Amiibo to release, such as Sephiroth, but it’s not hard to imagine that Splatoon 3 Amiibo are high on Nintendo’s list of creations.
Splatoon 2 saw the release of several Amiibo such as Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, Inkling Squid, Off The Hook, Octoling Girl, Octoling Boy, and Octoling Octobus.
Some of these were released alongside Splatoon 2, but it’s possible that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the creation of such figures for release alongside Splatoon 3.