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Splatoon 3: Release Date, Story, Gameplay, Trailer, Price, Latest News, Rumours and Everything You Need To Know

February's Nintendo Direct came with a massive final announcement. After years of supporting Splatoon 2, we've now got Splatoon 3 coming soon. However, we know very little about it, following a no show at E3 2021.

Since then, a new Nintendo Direct presentation has been confirmed for September 23rd, which could bring new info. Here's what information we have about this third instalment.

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Latest News


In Case You Haven't Heard, Splatoon 3 Has a Bow - July 28, 2021

Nintendo of America dropped the latest Splatoon 3 tidbit on Twitter. The "Summer Wishes" tweet contained a piece of Splatoon 3 that features 5 Inklings in the desert, with the game's bow front and center.

Splatoon 3 Gameplay Revealed in Switch OLED Announcement - July 7, 2021

Players got a quick peek at Splatoon 3 gameplay with the Switch OLED announcement video. While it isn't much, you can read more about that here.

Nintendo Are Hiring A Splatoon 3 Level Designer To Renovate Existing Stages - February 18, 2021

Not long after confirming Splatoon 3's existence, Nintendo posted a job listing for a level designer to work in Kyoto. That would involve adjusting stages, weapons and game modes to better fit any upcoming changes within Splatoon 3.

Release Date

Splatoon 3 is releasing during 2022. Unfortunately, we don't have anything more specific at this time.



Nintendo confirmed these details within a press release:

In this new game in the Splatoon series, you’ll leave Inkopolis behind and head to a new region: the Splatlands. At its heart is a new city where battle-savvy Inklings and Octolings gather: Splatsville, also known as the “City of Chaos," so expect new areas to explore.


Multiplayer has always been a central focus for Splatoon, offering different modes for both competitive and casual play. Within that same press release, Nintendo announced the return of "4-v-4 Turf War matches", alongside confirmation we'd get new weapons, expanded customisation options and new movement abilities.

Pricing And Pre-Orders.

We don't have a confirmed price for Splatoon 3, though we'd expect it to come in at around £49.99/$59.99 USD. You can find it available at these sites already, though there's no pre-order bonuses at this time.



Here's the reveal trailer shown during February 2021's Nintendo Direct.

Leaks and Rumours

We've not heard much at this time for Splatoon 3 leaks and rumours, but we'll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more.

When Does Nintendo Direct Start?

That airs on September 23rd, 2021, starting at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST / Midnight CEST. You can watch it below.