At the end of the Nintendo came an announcement trailer for Splatoon 3. The game will be released in 2022 for the Nintendo Switch.
Not much was shown in the announcement trailer but a few key features were revealed. First off, there’s a new customization feature. This is vastly different from previous Splatoon games customization since the player can decide if they’re an inkling or octoling, and it has more skin tones, eye colors, hair, and clothing options. As well the player will have a Salmonid buddy that can also be customized. Salmonids were introduced in Splatoon 2 as an enemy/antagonist in the Salmon Run co-op mode.
What else is new
As well in the trailer, there are new weapons to use, new maps and there are glimpses of a little crab bot. The city seen in the trailer is known as Splatsville thanks to a Twitter thread released by Nintendo of America. As well, the desert area that appears in the trailer is known as the Splatlands. The apocalyptic theme of this is due to the final splatfest of Splatoon 2: order vs. chaos.
More info with Splatoon 3 will be released soon but with the announcement trailer and the Twitter thread, there’s enough information to get some hype started on this new game. In the Twitter thread, turf wars will be returning as the main aspect of all the Splatoon games but this time with new features.