Splatoon 3 is one of the year's big Switch releases, and now Nintendo has continued to flesh out the confirmed schedule with a release date - 9th September.

It always seemed like a good 'Summer' candidate (though this is late in the Northern Hemisphere season), with its colourful look and cheerful action. The announcement came with an extended look at a Turf War match (above) and some other details:

In Splatoon 3, online 4-v-4 Turf War battles can create heated matches across a mix of new and returning stages, where teams of four face off to cover the most ground in their ink. Newly uncovered footage provides insight on one of these new stages, Eeltail Alley, along with a look at the stringer – a new bow-shaped weapon type that enables you to sling ink sideways and vertically. You can view all of this, plus a glimpse into some new gear and information, by visiting the Nintendo YouTube channel.

In addition to frantic 4-v-4 multiplayer matches, Splatoon 3 also features a fresh single-player campaign and the next iteration of the co-op Salmon Run mode. In the single-player story mode, you’ll join Agent 3 in a fight against the unruly Octarians and discover the secrets of a mysterious place called Alterna and the Fuzzy Ooze. When diving into Salmon Run, you’ll ink up with teammates to fend off waves of dangerous Salmonid bosses, some of which are colossal in size!

Let us know what you think in the comments - are you planning to pick this up in September?