Splatoon 3 gets September release date in new gameplay trailer

Nintendo has released a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming third-person multiplayer ink shooter Splatoon 3, which the company revealed will launch in less than five months.

More specifically, Nintendo has revealed that Splatoon 3 is coming to Switch on September 9. To go along with the news, a nearly four-minute trailer shows off some Turf Wars gameplay, and it looks great. If you’re familiar with Splatoon, you’ll know what this trailer brings, but this new gameplay showcases not only Splatoon 3’s visual upgrades (compared to Splatoon 2), but also some new weapons and mechanics, Such as good.

You can watch the trailer below:

As you can see, it features over three minutes of lawn wars gameplay, one of the most popular modes in the Splatoon franchise. It requires the two opposing teams to cover as much of the field as possible with ink. When the timer expires, the team with the most ink on the battlefield wins.

“Splatoon 3’s online 4v4 turf battles can create intense competition in a mix of new and returning stages, where four-player teams face off to cover most of their lands,” reads a release. “The newly discovered footage provides an in-depth look at one of the new stages, the Eeltail Alley, and what the stringer will look like – a new bow weapon type that allows you to throw ink both laterally and vertically.”

Nintendo also revealed that, starting today, subscribers to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack can play the Splatoon 2 DLC, Octo Expansion, for free on Switch.

“In Splatoon 2: The Octo Expansion DLC, you play as Agent 8, an Octoling who wakes up on a dark subway platform with no memory,” reads the release. “Navigate a mysterious underground testing facility in this adventure spanning 80 missions, filled with challenges you won’t find in the main game. Escape these twisting abyss and you’ll be able to join multiplayer matches as your own Octoling. ”

This is just an attempt at multiplayer for Splatoon 3, but it will also include a full story campaign and Salmon Run, a wave-based co-op mode. For more, watch this Splatoon 3 trailer, which reveals the mammals’ re-emergence after this. Splatoon 3 is coming to Switch on September 9th for $59.99.


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