After two years of post-launch support, development officially ended for Splatoon 2 back in July 2019 with the final Splatfest. The announcement trailer for Splatoon 3 showed off some fancy features of the game, including new weapons, a fresh setting, and character customization options.
We’ve rounded together everything there is to know about the game, share the been-and-gone Splatoon 3 release date, and let you know what you can expect from the sequel.
When is the Splatoon 3 release date?
Splatoon 3 released on Friday, September 9, 2022. Check out our Splatoon 3 review to see if it’s worth picking up.
Is there a Splatoon 3 trailer?
Though mostly cinematic, the announcement trailer for Splatoon 3 shows off some cool features. You get to see some of the character customization options, as well as the game’s setting, which moves from a post-apocalyptic style desert to a bustling city. Check out our full Splatoon 3 hairstyles guide to see all the options.
There were also some fancy weapons on show, including a bow that you can use. Splatoon 3 follows a similar formula as the previous games, with two teams of four fighting it out in an arena. For a full breakdown of the firepower, check out our Splatoon 3 weapons guide.
In the Nintendo Direct February 2022 presentation, we got another look at Splatoon 3. This time, they showcased the return of Salmon Run, Splatoon’s horde mode. Take a look at the trailer below.
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