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In the latest volume of Nintendo's 'Ask the Developer' series, an official world map for Splatoon 3 was revealed.

Inklings and Octolings have always wondered about how the world of Splatoon fits together, so this map should help. You can see all sorts of landmarks such as Splatsville, Inkopolis bay, Salmonid swim zones and more! Have a look below:

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Splatoon 3 game director Shintaro Sato explains how this map was created to provide a sense of distance between the three cities (Inkopolis Plaza, Inkopolis Square and Splatsville). Fellow director, Seita Inoue, went into a bit more detail about the geography of the map:

"As you can see, Inkopolis Plaza in the first title and Inkopolis Square in the second title are both located in the heart of the city, and they are only about as far apart as Shibuya Station and Harajuku Station on the train in Tokyo. In terms of distance, it is about 1.2 kilometers (approx. 0.75 miles). However, we were discussing how we wanted Splatsville to be set in a region far away from the locations in the previous two titles and with a completely different climate. We prepared a map like this so that we could develop the game with an understanding of the geographical distances."

So, there you go - we've finally got an idea about how the world of Splatoon fits together. What do you think of this map? Notice anything else? Leave a comment below.