A classic Special Weapon from the original Splatoon is returning in Splatoon 3. That's right — The Kraken is back. The popular weapon is coming out to play on 1st March 2023 when Fresh Season 2023 kicks off.
The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account shared some clips of the returning favourite — which many fans love, but this beast of a weapon is also bringing back some painful memories from their Splatoon Wii U days. Nintendo UK has also revealed its brand new name — the Kraken Royale.
The weapon appears to have undergone a number of changes since the its appearance in the original game. Namely, it looks to be a bit weaker, as it takes two hits to wipe out the enemy Inkling in the below clip. You will also be able to push The Kraken back a little easier now, going by the footage, and it has a brand new charge attack, which is an insta-kill.
Still, even with the changes, The Kraken's reveal has made waves in the community and here at NL towers — what kind of mayhem can we cause with this returning start? We'll soon find out.
Do you have any memories of The Kraken from Splatoon? Are you looking forward to Fresh Season 2023? Let us know in the comments.
[source twitter.com, via twitter.com]
Thanks, I hate it.
I'm sure it's been well balanced for Splatoon 3 but I have PTSD from this thing.
Kraken? Isn't that the current COVID variant?
Looks like the ship stage from Splatoon 2 is back too.
Nice. Looking forward to trying this thing.
FINALLY HE RETURNS!!
This might be the trick that gets me to return to Splatoon 3. This was my favorite super from the original.
it will make seattle hockey fans happy...
Ow oke I have never seen this before. Welcome to Splatoon 3.
I didn’t play Splatoon 1 that much but I do remember the Kraken being fun. I don’t mind Manta Maria returning though I’m excited to see how the desert ruins map looks. The biggest thing I’m excited for is the Jukebox, so now we’ll finally get to listen to music in-game!
The specials were more fun but more chaotic back then. Ironically, despite Splatoon 3’s chaos theme, I’m sure they’ll try to make the Kraken more balanced here.
The kraken lives!
I leave to play Smash Ultimate for ONE HOUR and I miss everything!?
Can't say I ever expected Kraken of all specials to come back though (thought they'd leave it behind in 1 when Reefslider does a similar thing) but this is a wonderful surprise to see! Praying it gets added to a Splatling in the future!
Can we get Ika Musume clothes now?
Fun fact! The Kraken is 100 meters from your location, and rapidly approaching.
Huh, neat! I never thought I'd see this particular special make a return... 👀😛
@ChaoticKirby Hah, I fear nothing. Nothing, I tell you! 😎🤣
This is my kinda news! I used to love this special back in Splatoon 1. Before it got nerfed it was near impossibe to stop 😂, I can understand how many victims oppose to this announcement. I’m all for any new specials or weapons added. Now if only they can do a better job explaining these upcoming expansion DLC…wave 1 seems underwhelming if it’s simply a return to Inkopolis as a hub. Side Order had more Octo Expansion vibes which I’d be all for.
Wait! That last stage was from Splatoon 2! I played on that stage so much, and yet, I forgot the name. Can someone toss a helping hand and name that stage for me? It’s on the tip of my tongue!
Wait wait wait, nevermind. The stage is called Manta Maria, some dude on twitter pointed it out. I feel a little dumb now.
Bro I love kraken
I like that they added a layer of strategy to this special. Back in S1, your only option was to move towards an enemy, and their only option was to shoot at you to push you back until either your special or their ink ran out. As a Dapples main, I don't have to worry about my fire rate being too low to push it back, and I also have a dodge roll if it starts charging up.
Hopefully they add in all the old specials from splatoon.
It’s not the same thing. Looks nerfed compared to Splatoon 1.
I miss the seekers and the special with as many seekers as you could send. That was slightly OP but super fun.
Wile I don’t have the ptsd, if they don’t balance that thing it will be right next to Cynthia.
But also, why is no one mentioning how octolings will look with it? Will they look the same or different, I need to know!
Why does my rank have to reset when a new season starts? That’s what I really do not look forward to! I have finally gotten up to B+ and am half way to A-, but on March 1st I be reset to C-, what a motivation killer!
Besides that, all those who are naturally in the lower ranks, and new players, will then get flooded with higher ranked players that have been reset to lower ranks. I remember what that felt like when I was lower rank, it was brutal, I almost gave up on playing the game. It’s very demotivating!
I am so glad to be a Dapples main rn. The fire rate alone should help push the Kraken back, and if it charges up, I can dodge roll out of its way, and if Object Shredder can reduce the time it takes for the player to turn back into a regular squid, then I'll be able to counter this pretty well I think.
@Koda1000 Rank barely even works anyway, your probably going up against S ranks and don’t even know it, ranked needs some major work.
Wile I can’t say I relate I definitely see where your coming from, a lot of shooters always have rank resets, probably so you have something to strive towards, it for some people it can lead to a loss of motivation.
If solo queue is killing you I wouldn’t mind helping out, it would help me too as I can’t stand it lol.
@Koda1000 You won't go from B+ to C-. Instead you will go to B-. https://splatoonwiki.org/wiki/Rank#Rank_Reset
@Bunkerneath Damn. XD
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