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, but here's what information we do have about this third instalment.
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.
Splatoon 3 is releasing during 2022. Unfortunately, we don't have anything more specific and considering Nintendo's E3 Presentation will "mostly" focus on games releasing in 2021, it's unclear if we'll get a further update next week.
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's E3 Conference Start?
That begins at 9am PDT / Noon ET / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST on June 15. You can watch it below.