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Adorable arms dealers on Switch? Meet Splatoon 3’s Shelly and Donny

There’s a couple of new cute arms dealers in town, as Splatoon 3’s Shelly and Donny answer the question, what if Timmy and Tommy… but horseshoe crabs

Splatoon 3 Shelly Donny: a screenshot from the Splatoon 3 DLC shows to adorable horseshoe crabs called Shelly and Donny

Splatoon is a series stuffed to the gills with fish, cephalopods, undersea molluscs, and just about any other type of underwater creature you can imagine. But crucially, the series always makes them cute or cool. Well, meet Splatoon 3’s Shelly and Donny, the adorable new merchants running Ammo Knights in Inkopolis, that truly put this theory to the test.

As Sheldon currently works in Splatsville in Splatoon 3, it seems his previous establishment is now in the hands of his protéges, Shelly and Donny. The tiny twosome are horseshoe crabs, a frankly monstrous abomination to humankind that even my marine creature-loving soul often recoils in horror when thinking about. Well, these are the cutest horseshoe crabs we’ve ever seen, so we don’t plan to yeet them back into the ocean.

Splatoon 3 players that purchase the expansion pass have access to Inkopolis. This replaces the familiar Splatsville stomping grounds but keeps a similar selection of weapons, headgear, and more. The difference is purely cosmetic, so you can start your matches from your hub of choice without worrying about missing anything. Shelly, Donny, and Inkopolis all appear as part of wave one of the Splatoon 3 DLC, slated for Spring 2023. Wave two includes the Splatoon 3 Side Order DLC and swims onto shore later this year.

For more details on the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass and all the DLC included, take a look at the reveal trailer below.

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Don’t forget, get ready to defend your chocolate of choice, as there’s a Splatoon 3 Splatfest this weekend! If you’re diving back in, be sure to catch up with our guides on Splatoon 3 weapons, and Splatoon 3 codes first.