Splatoon 3
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Splatoon 3 is just a handful of weeks away from launch, with the sequel heading to the Switch on September 9th. Despite the fact that Nintendo has been drip-feeding bits of news here and there on Twitter, including new songs, gear reveals, and new multiplayer maps, there's a distinct feeling amongst the community that the marketing around the game has been a bit lacklustre.

It's no surprise, either. The launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has understandably taken up a lot of Nintendo's time over the past few weeks, with the company bombarding fans with new trailers, gameplay footage, interviews, and more. Now that the game is out, though, can we expect Nintendo to shift its focus over to Splatoon 3? Well, yes, theoretically. That hasn't stopped some fans from getting quite worried, though, particularly in the wake of a new Pokémon Presents being announced for later this week (though we fully acknowledge that this is more of a Pokémon Company event rather than a Nintendo one):

Indeed, although we've seen plenty from the game already, there's a general consensus from fans that Nintendo has yet to demonstrate exactly what sets Splatoon 3 apart from the previous two games, and they're wanting more:

Some people are even worried that Nintendo has forgotten about Splatoon 3 entirely (which is, of course, slightly overkill):

Finally, YouTuber Arlo has posted a video in which he expresses his concern around Splatoon 3 and the apparent lack of reveals from Nintendo, stating that the game is essentially "Splatoon... again". While this might be enough for a lot of fans, there are also many others who are eagerly searching for a reason to splash their hard earned cash on a new Splatoon entry. Hopefully, Nintendo will share some substantial details in the coming days and weeks.

What do you think of the concerns surrounding Splatoon 3? Has Nintendo done enough to convince you of its validity? Share your thoughts in the comments below.