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Splatoon 3 Introduction Video Released! Let's review the new elements and prepare for the launch!


The action-shooting " Splatoon 3 " will be released on September 9, 2022 (Friday).
Four years have passed since the release of the previous "Splatoon 2," and players across Japan are at their peak of excitement for the long-awaited return of this latest title, which is now more powerful than ever.
On Sunday, August 28, 2022 (Japan time), an "eve festival" will be held, where players can play the game one step ahead of others. The "Goo" team ended up winning in the "Goo vs Poo vs Choki" contest.
A 7-minute introduction video of "Splatoon 3" has been released!
Let's review the new elements and prepare for the release of "Splatoon 3"!


Splatoon 3" introduction video released!

On Monday, August 29, 2022, an introduction video of "Splatoon 3" was released!
The video summarizes all the new elements that have been announced so far, and is a must-see for both fans of the previous titles and beginners who are just starting out with Splatoon 3!
Let's check out the introduction video right away!


"Splatoon 3" stage


The stages where battles take place change with the passage of time, and there are many different types.
The key to victory lies in understanding the terrain and structure of the stage and how to get around with your friends!
Also, look out for the return of stages that appeared in past titles!

Main Weapon

The main weapon of "Splatoon 3".


The main weapons in Splatoon 3 are...

  • Shooter
  • Charger
  • Roller
  • Stringer
  • Wiper
  • Spinner
  • Blasters
  • Hudes
  • Sloshers
  • Shelter
  • Maneuver

11 types of weapons!
New to Splatoon 3 are the Stringer, which shoots ink in three directions like a bow, and the Wiper, which sends blades of ink flying with centrifugal force!

Sub Weapons


The Sub Weapon, which comes with the Main Weapon, will expand your tactical options!
The subweapons that appear in Splatoon 3 are...

  • Splash Bomb
  • Sprinkler
  • Trap
  • Torpedo
  • Line Marker
  • Quick Bombs
  • Curling Bombs
  • Splash Shield
  • Cuban Bomb
  • Tang San Bomb
  • Robot Bomb
  • Jump Beacon
  • Point Sensor
  • Poison Mist

There are 14 types!
Players who used the new sub-weapon "Line Marker" at the eve of the festival seemed to have different impressions of its strength and weakness, but what will it be like in the final version?

Special Weapon

Special Weapon in "Splatoon 3


A special weapon that can be used by painting ink and accumulating gauges!
The special weapon that appears in Splatoon 3 is...

  • Megaphone Laser 5.1ch
  • Shokwander
  • Cue Ink
  • Energy Stand
  • Ultra Shot
  • Triple Tornado
  • Shark Ride
  • Crab Tank
  • Great Barrier
  • Hop Sonar
  • Multi-missile
  • Amefurashi
  • Nice Dama
  • Jet Pack
  • Ultra Hanco

...and 15 more!
I got the impression that the "Energy Stand" was very popular at the eve of the festival.
Unique looking special weapons such as the "Shark Ride" and the "Crab Tank" also received high marks for their interesting looks and strength.


BANKARA Match for "Splatoon 3


The "BANKARA MATCH" is a great way to test your skills!
The game features familiar rules such as "Gachi Area," in which players fight for a specific area, "Gachi Yagura," in which players push a Yagura into the opponent's territory, "Gachi Hoko Battle," in which players carry a special weapon, the Gachi Hoko, to the goal, and "Gachi Asari&quot," in which players collect clams and throw them into the goal. 😉 and other familiar rules to win the game!

Bankara Town

Bunkara Street


At "Bankara Street," where trend-setting squid and octopi gather, you can buy new weapons, special-effects fuku, and shoes.
There is also a test firing range where you can try your hand at shooting while waiting to be matched, a My Locker where you can display your favorite items, and many other features!
There are also new features such as the Sanpo Information Center, where you can freely explore stages, and the Memory Player, which recreates some of your past matches!

Nawa Butler: The Battle of Battles

Battle of the Battlefield Nawa Butler


You can also play the card game "Jintori Taisen Nawa Butler" in the back alleys of "Bankara-gai"!
Build your own deck of over 150 cards and enjoy another Navabaribat Battle!

Hero Mode


The "Hero Mode" can be challenged by entering the squid-like manhole in the "Bankara Street"!
Use a variety of weapons to face off against an octopus army covered in hair for some reason!
This is a one-player mode, so it's perfect for practicing your controls!

Salmon Run

salmon run

At a building on the outskirts of Bankara Street, you can challenge the "Salmon Run".
In this so-called PvE mode, players work together to collect salmon roe from the oncoming ferocious salmon!
Sometimes a huge salmonid may appear...?



Of course, there will be a "festival" in "Bankara Town"!
In addition to Navaribari battles, you can also get your festival on with the "Trikara Battle," a three-way battle of 2 vs. 4 vs. 2!

Splatoon 3 will be released on Nintendo Switch on September 9, 2022!
New items and stages will be added regularly for the first two years of the game's release via free updates!
For more information, please visit the official "Splatoon 3" website and the official Splatoon Twitter account (@SplatoonJP )!


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