Update [Wed 9th Nov, 2022 14:30 GMT]: After weeks of radio silence from Nintendo, we now know that those real-life Splatoon X Pokémon Splatfest t-shirts are coming to the UK! What's more, they are available to order on the My Nintendo Store right now!
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The three t-shirts each match those worn by your in-game character after placing a vote for Team Fire-, Grass- or Water-Type in the upcoming Splatoon 3 Splatfest. They are available in a range of sizes from Kids all the way up to an adult's XL, with prices of £17.99-£22.99 depending on which size you opt for.
Like many of the My Nintendo Store releases, these items are limited to one per customer. On top of this, we still won't get our hands on the tops for a while yet, as the expected release date is currently listed for 13 January, 2023.
The t-shirts will only be available while stocks last, so if you want to keep the Splatfest celebrations going into the next year, then be sure to grab one up while you can!
Original article [Wed 12th Oct, 2022 18:30 BST]: Last week's announcement of the Pokémon-themed Splatfest coming to Splatoon 3 in November introduced us to three particularly neat-looking t-shirts commemorating the collaboration. What started off as seemingly a virtual reward only, these soon were announced to be receiving a physical real-life release in New York's Nintendo Store and in Pokémon Centers across Japan.
Today, Nintendo Australia has added to the list of retailers, confirming that the Water-, Fire- and Grass-Type Splatfest t-shirts will also be releasing for those living in Australia and New Zealand.
While we have no official announcement from any of the regions just yet as to when these tees will be available to buy, we do know that the next Splatfest will begin on November 11th - so surely they will have released by then.
Noticeably, this leaves Nintendo Europe as the last topless region (we mean without the Pokémon t-shirts, not literally topless). We are keeping our fingers crossed that a physical release is able to make the journey across the pond, but after today's My Nintendo Store palaver, maybe a a t-shirt drop would be too much stress to handle.
Are you hoping to get your hands on a Splatfest t-shirt? Let us know which team you're rooting for in the comments below!