Nintendo has sliced a third off of the price of Splatoon 3 in Europe for this weekend only!
From today until 16th April (Sunday), Splatoon 3 is only £33.99 / 39.99€ to download digitally. And what better time to get into the game ahead of the newly-announced Zelda-themed Splatfest?
Head on over to the UK or EU eShop now to snap the game up. The discount is only available in Europe at the moment, but for those of you in North America, you've got a separate deal coming next week.
And don't forget, you can grab an eShop card from our store, too. We don't have any discounts on at the moment, but if you're looking to grab a handful of things on the eShop, you might as well stock up on credit.
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I'll buy it only when i'll be able to play offline against the cpu (never)
@Il_Nintenditore then why are you here? lol
this sale is such a short and random thing...
I'll be sure to tell my friend, she wants the game but idk how her funds are.
@Musharna To leave a comment on a public space. Do you find that weird?
Great game. Worth it at full price and a bargain for anything less.
@Il_Nintenditore Leaving a comment for the sole reason of complaining that a shooter whose main gimmick is being an online multiplayer game, doesn't have an offline mode (beyond a story mode) is weird, tbh.
@DarkTron No, leaving a comment about anything i want is not weird. I'll keep doing that
For only €39.99, you too can become obsessed with the most banging music, larger-than-life characters, horrific lore and freshest cephalopods known to squid-kind!
It does coincide with the first Eggstra Work event (not my pun), but that seems like an odd occasion for a sale when Splatfests are much bigger events. I suspect it's a coincidence.
@DarkTron I don't think it's weird to want an offline version of a game that you think looks great fun but don't want to deal with online functionality and everything that comes with it. As such, I also don't think it's weird to leave a comment stating such a wish.
Not gonna lie I'd probably play a lot of Splatoon offline if it were available. Yes I'd still play online a lot as well as I currently am doing, but an offline mode with bots would still be dope to have as well.
@Il_Nintenditore I actually agree. I love playing salmon run local wireless. But why can’t we play turf war against bots.
Is it worth it if I already have splatoon 1&2?
@Baler depends on what the player base is like in Splatoon 2. I haven't played it since I got 3 but gameplay wise they are very similar experiences.
@Il_Nintenditore to them weird = saying anything critical about their beloved game
@sixrings I imagine it would take some effort, and let's face it, as much as I love Splatoon, I'll be the first to say that Nin is getting a bit lazy, there are not enough new features to call it a next installment. It's more like Splatoon, Splatoon 1.2, Splatoon the DLC(the best one) and Splatoon 3 - Splatoon 1.2 with 3 new weapons
@RickRau5 I think that videogames get better when you criticize them, it helps them evolve. "Everything is perfect and complaining about something is weird" is a wrong mentality that leads to sequels that are indistinguishable from the previous installments. Imagine if Tears of the Kingdom didn't introduce weapon crafting because "complaining about weapon durability is weird"
Not having a versus CPU mode is one of my biggest complaints about the series.
When everything about your performance online is measured, not having the option to practice these modes offline is pretty obnoxious, and goes against much of the appeal of the game.
Want to try a new weapon and clothing setup in a particular mode?
Oh, better not, don't want to risk losing my ranking, best stick to what I know.
Such a waste of the plethora of playstyle options.
@sixrings because no one programs AI very good, specially one that have to change gear and weapon constantly to make each match different
@Il_Nintenditore You’re very free to leave your comments here — including slightly weird ones.
To illustrate this, here is a somewhat unsettling AI-generated mashup of Splatoon with the hit British animated television series, Postman Pat.
Whether it’s of much use to anyone is one question. Whether it’s weird or not is another (I personally think it’s quite weird). But I’m fairly sure it falls within the limits of what is acceptable to post*.
Similarly, it’s perfectly permissible to inform everyone that you refuse to buy a game until it features a mode that sort of already exists (the story mode contains many player vs CPU skirmishes on various maps) but is ultimately a shallow imitation of the main online experience.
…Some people may find this a weird thing to wish for, however.
Which again, is fine. You’re (broadly) free to post what you like — within the community guidelines. And people are (broadly) free to say they find it weird. As Postman Splat above kindly reminds us, you can be a bit weird and still get away with it.
*If this post is deleted I will have to eat my word… which will be difficult as they will no longer exist.
@Maxz the problem is not that he wants something like Instant Action in the Pandemic Star Wars Battlefront Games. The problem is how this can be implemented with how the Splatoon games are designed.
You'll need to make a AI that can easily pass as good Splatoon players and also take all the Maps (with all the variations for all game modes) current and future, all gear current and future (with all the gear ability combinations possible with each piece of Gear) and all weapon combinations current and future as it would have to change them every match. And, lets be honest that is something impossible to do
@Arkantos2990 I agree that it’s hard to imagine this being implemented without it being massively inferior to the existing PvP mode.
Why put an enormous amount of effort into trying to recreate perfectly recreate PvP mode (and likely fail) when you can just play that.
One argument put forward is that playing PvP affects your rank which means that players don’t experiment with weapons, but this doesn’t seem like a very solid motivation given that:
A) Turf War already fulfils this role. It is the game’s official unranked mode, after all.
B) Anarchy Open also basically fulfils this role. Technically your rank does fluctuate, but only by inkredibly inkremental amounts which are heavily skewed towards inkreasing anyway. (lose: -5 win: +8)
C) Ranks are reset every few months, so in the long run it makes little difference.
It seems like a (inevitably poor) solution searching for a problem which barely exists.
@Arkantos2990 I agree with you on that.
@Maxz Not to mention Private Battles as well as the Training Circuit on the Lobby as well as scouting the maps. So you do have option to test gear and weapon options until you find the perfect build for your style and then you play ranked, in fact, something people should be doing is scouting the maps of the rotation and train with the weapons in the Lobby before entering Ranked or even Turf War, so I don't enter "with my pants down" (another way to say unprepared)
But of course, the other reason he's asking that PVP gets replicated offline is because of the problem of playing online which can be attributed to either the problems because of how Spotty NSO is many times (which doesn't just affect this game) or him/her having such a bad Internet in his place or none at all (which in that cases I would say "go invest on a better internet service or get out of the farm or find another game, because this game is not designed for you alone"). Don't take it as a offense, but there's a reason this game is made as it is now and will not adapt for people that can't play because of being a person with bad internet or none at all
@Maxz it’s a video game. It ain’t that deep.
@Arkantos2990 No worries, i do not get offended by videogames. My internet connection is also a very good one, i just do not enjoy playing online multiplayer. I do love the rare occasions i can get my friends to play on the couch (we all have work and family), but i find really boring looking for a match and playing online. I prefer the cpu: i can set the difficulty as i please, i do not have to worry about starting the game in 5 years and not finding enough people to start a match etc.
I invite you to peer into Postman Splat’s singular eye and in it discover the depths of your very soul.
(I’m genuinely not sure what’s supposed to be deep but thank you for informing me to the contrary)
@Maxz I am not interested in the rank, at all. I prefer offline cpu because i can set the difficulty as i want (lower it if i'm playing with my kids, for example) and because it removes the problem of needing other people to play, making me able to play the game even if not enough people populate the servers when a sequel gets released
Nintendo is nintendoing again. The physical was priced 40€ from the get-go 😄
@Il_Nintenditore Makes sense that you posted your comment under this specific article so nothing to say against it from my part.
If you posted it under completely unrelated Splatoon articles just for the sake of complaining like some people did for other games (* cough * Pokémon Scarlet & Violet * cough *), on the other hand...
Anyway, would be great if you were able to play offline against bots, too bad that at least for now it seems quite unlikely!
@ComfyAko Nintendo has not gotten "a bit lazy" their making the game better then ever hints why the launch day players are still engaged to the game and new players are coming in and I have heard nothing but positive feedback with the cycle of the seasons and it's content of new stuff your just complaining for attention and to feel justified. Majority has even said the game already has a bright future and it's doing laps around overwatch 2
Buy it now and help keep this this great game growing and for good reason
@Splatman2000 I've been playing since Splatoon 1 premiere, and there's no hiding that it's just the same game for the 3rd time. Being emotional doesn't justify poor manners and random insults.
The game is getting better with the updates and their is nothing but positive feedback your saying that it's getting worse when in fact the game is getting better your just defending yourself to feel justified and also its not the same game at all. Why is this game selling well and getting better your being vague
@ComfyAko your being vague what is it do you want the core gameplay is not broken and it's totally okay for overwatch 2 still to be just overwatch 1 with minimumal changes. Splatoon 3 improves the weapon balancing and meta and if Overwatch can get away with nothing so Nintendo can do the same Splatoon has improved in quality with each entry and your saying that your in the right and I'm in the wrong. Your just saying "I want it to be different" your being vague and saying nothing to defend yourself to feel justified which your still continuing to do.
@Splatman2000 Please do not @ me anymore
@ComfyAko that was childish I'm saying that Splatoon 3 for a matter of fact is improving and the current state of the game and sales show the game has a bright future with fresh season having positive feedback and it's not even feeling stale at all after a month youe just being a whiny entitled opinionated brat
@DarkFighter more like Amazon does that, not Nintendo
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