After months of radio silence, Nintendo has announced that Splaton 3 finally has a September 9 release date and a new trailer.
The trailer, which can be viewed below, showed off new Turf War gameplay along with new specials and archery for all your paint shooting needs. There were also some minor stuff, with what looks like a crab that players can ride in and a brush, for you guess it, paint the floor.
The game was originally revealed at the end of a Nintendo Direct from February last year, but news has been slow so far. Fans had grown concerned as Nintendo didn’t seem to be showing much of Splaton 3and they feared it was just another Splaton 2 again. While Splatoon 3 The new trailer didn’t show much new content, especially what the single-player mode looks like, which is always a good sign that Nintendo hasn’t forgotten about the series’ longtime fans.
There is, however, another layer to this story. Previously, Nintendo brought forward the release date of its JRPG, Xenoblade 3 to July 29, 2022. So this made fans speculate that maybe Splaton 3 would be pushed back from a summer release to a fall release. Those guesses were actually correct, and fans will only have to wait about five months to get their hands on their shiny new game.
The story of the Splatoon The franchise begins with the Wii U, which was a brand new IP for Nintendo. It then received a sequel in 2017, cleverly titled, Splaton 2. As of September 2021, the franchise has sold 17.63 million copies. The second entry has sold 12.68 million copies as of February 3, 2022. This places it as the 12th best-selling Nintendo Switch game, and over 2 million ahead of it. Super Mario 3D All Starsbut still far behind Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is at 43.35 million copies sold.
There is still the possibility of more Splaton 3 news this summer, either in a gaming-focused Nintendo Direct or a more general Direct. Either way, it looks like fans have a lot to look forward to in the future.