Tuesday24th May 2022
Forget the Splat Roller, it's all about "your apartment"
If you follow the Splatoon scene closely, you might already know how there have been ongoing requests for apartments to be added to the series. In the trailers and footage of Splatoon 3 so far, players have spotted apartments in the new city 'Splatsville' - leading to theories the third entry...
Monday16th May 2022
Tripwires, but with ink
Splatoon 3 can't seem to keep a lid on the pot at the moment in terms of updates and weapons, and today, Nintendo has revealed a brand new sub-weapon for the upcoming ink shooter. Called the Angle Shooter, the best way we can describe this gun is that it seems to set up tripwires. Aiming the gun at the wall, the ink bounces...
Friday13th May 2022
Following on from the news that the Octo Expansion DLC for Splatoon 2 is now available for free as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, Nintendo has issued a "vibe check" to fill players in on the relationships, grudges, crushes, and, er, edibility (?) of all of the game's characters. Look, it's best if you just take...
Monday9th May 2022
They're looking squidtastic
Nintendo is slowly but surely keeping the conversation around Splatoon 3 alive via its official Twitter profile. Over the course of the last few days, weapons for the upcoming game have been shown off, detailing their purpose and how you can utilise them to full effect. We have to say they're looking pretty delicious!...
Friday6th May 2022
Lord and Lady Squid
Splatoon 3 is one of the most anticipated games for the Switch this year, with the sequel launching on September 9th. Nintendo has already unveiled some tasty details for the game, including the fact that all "basic" weapons from the previous games will be available, along with a couple of new weapons, including the Triple
Tuesday3rd May 2022
More bang for your buck
Since Nintendo introduced its higher-priced Expansion Pack tier to the Switch Online service, it's continued to bolster it with more DLC offerings and retro content. The latest addition just the other week was the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. It's now updated the official 'Switch Online + Expansion Pack - Overview Trailer'...
Monday2nd May 2022
Update: Three classics confirmed to return!
Update: We've got official confirmation from @SplatoonNA on three of the returning weapons for Splatoon 3. The official Splatoon Twitter account has showcased the Splattershot, Splattershot Jr., and the .96 Gal, and it's promised to share even more weapons further down the line. Let's take a look and...
Tuesday26th Apr 2022
The Ink Vac ensures that you won't suck
Splatoon 3 is in the process of being primed for its 9th September release date, and Nintendo has finally started shedding more light on what we can expect from the upcoming paint-based shooter. Nintendo UK, specifically, gave us a glimpse at a brand new weapon being introduced to the Inklings and Octolings'...
Go on, tell us!
Nintendo dropped some new info for Splatoon 3 last week and also locked in a release date for the upcoming Switch title. One other thing it's done is add the Octo Expansion DLC for Splatoon 2 to its Switch Online Expansion Pack pass. This DLC joins the Mario Kart 8 Course Booster Pass, the
Monday25th Apr 2022
Alex stirs the paint pot
After months of relative quiet, we finally found out when we would get to paint the town in Splatoon 3. On 9th September, the third entry in the ink-based shooter will be splatting onto the Switch. Before this, we'd only got a few glimpses of the Inklings and Octolings' upcoming sequel — only finding out in February about...
Saturday23rd Apr 2022
"It remains to be seen how regional Splatfests work"
It seems we've got some more new information about the upcoming Switch release, Splatoon 3. According to dataminers, there'll supposedly only be "one version" of the third team-based squid shooter made available worldwide. As explained by the well-known Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome, Splatoon...
Launching this September
Nintendo yesterday confirmed the upcoming squid-shooter Splatoon 3 would be "inkoming" this September on the Switch. Alongside this, we also got a brand new trailer, showcasing an extended look at Turf War. That's not all, though. In addition to this, Nintendo has now also shared the official North American game box art...
Friday22nd Apr 2022
Octo Expansion expands onto the top NSO tier
As well as announcing the release date for Splatoon 3, Nintendo has revealed that the Octo Expansion DLC for Splatoon 2 is now available to all Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack subscribers. The DLC pack joins t
Splatoon 3 is one of the year's big Switch releases, and now Nintendo has continued to flesh out the confirmed schedule with a release date - 9th September. It always seemed like a good 'Summer' candidate (though this is late in the Northern Hemisphere season), with its colourful look and cheerful action. The announcement came with...
Best deals and cheapest prices
Kids and squids alike will no doubt be looking forward to Splatoon 3, the latest game in Nintendo's family-friendly shooter series that's headed to Switch later this year. If you're super keen, you'll be pleased to know that pre-orders for the title have started to appear at a number of retailers. Nintendo has now...
Wednesday20th Apr 2022
Aiming to "better mini-maps"
Nintendo is always experimenting with ideas and patents are a very important part of this process. Sometimes it will file something to do with hardware and other times it's more focused on gameplay experiences. On this occasion, it's about the gameplay side of things - with the latest filing apparently focused on...
Thursday7th Apr 2022
Update: Splatoon 3's Japanese webpage now live, additional screenshots
Update: Nintendo has also launched its official Splatoon 3 webpage in Japan. While it's obviously in Japanese, you can still some additional screenshots of the game - highlighting the new city, battles, the game's story mode and Salmon Run. Visit Splatoon 3's Japanese...
Friday11th Feb 2022
New map, bosses, abilities and more...
Salmon Run mode was yesterday confirmed for Splatoon 3, so what can we expect? Following on from the brief trailer in the Nintendo Direct, we've now got some screenshots showing off the new in-game job site, Sockeye Station. Nintendo's official Splatoon 3 Twitter account has also gone into detail about...
Thursday10th Feb 2022
Ink and you missed it
There's a secret hidden in Splatoon 3's trailer, shown during the February 9th Nintendo Direct — did you spot it? No? Thankfully, someone did. At around 52 seconds into the Salmon Run sneak peek (which you can jump directly to in the trailer above), there's a tiny little QR code, right at the top of the screen. And no one...
Wednesday9th Feb 2022
Check out that giant Salmonid
Splatoon 3 is one of the many anticipated first-party Nintendo releases this year, and during the latest Direct broadcast, we got a look at the brand new Salmon Run co-op mode. This next wave will feature fresh features - including all sorts of new bosses like a giant Salmonid and also many other creatures which will...
Wednesday5th Jan 2022
It's keen to make a splash
Cast your mind back to the original concept trailer for Nintendo Switch (or watch it above, up to you). Nintendo had shown photogenic people playing Switch in the park, on a plane, at rooftop parties, and also in esports. Though Nintendo has generally gone for a relatively low-effort approach to pushing its role in...
Friday29th Oct 2021
Squid Game who?
The Splatoon 3 timeline so far: It was announced in February, teased again in Summer, teased again in September's Direct, and then we got a
Friday1st Oct 2021
Fancy another look?
With Splatoon 3 still trapped in a slightly vague '2022' release window, it's hard to say just how long we'll be waiting to get our hands on it. To remedy that a little, we've been keeping track of the game's official screenshots so that we can gaze at them all wide-eyed, dreaming of the day where running around the Splatlands...
Thursday30th Sep 2021
Weapon changes, fixes and more
Although Splatoon 3 is just around the corner, Nintendo is still committed to providing Splatoon 2 updates. The latest one - Version 5.5.0 is actually quite a large update. There are changes to multiplayer, including weapon changes and also a number of fixes. There are some "other changes" tied to the previous update,...
Wednesday29th Sep 2021
Ready to revisit Inkopolis?
This year's flying by at a terrifying pace, but 2022 still somehow feels forever away, no doubt thanks to the fact that Splatoon 3 launches next year and we can't wait to see it in the sticky squid-like flesh. We're pretty thankful, then, that Nintendo has continued to drip-feed us new info on the game over on social...
Tuesday28th Sep 2021
With great prizes to be won!
Over the past few days, Nintendo's been super busy announcing a number of different tournaments set to take place for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans. The best part? There are some great prizes to be won. We'll start with the US tournaments, where both Smash and Splatoon are being treated to new events:...
Saturday25th Sep 2021
Nintendo isn't done with it just yet
During the Nintendo Direct this week, we got another look at the upcoming 2022 release Splatoon 3 followed by an explanation from a "Squid Researcher" breaking down the new trailer. While Nintendo is hard at work on the latest entry in the squid-shooter multiplayer game, it hasn't completely forgotten about the...
Friday24th Sep 2021
And they launch next month
Nintendo fans in Japan will soon be able to pick up new physical versions of both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 that include their respective DLC, it's been announced. Nintendo shared the news yesterday during all the Direct commotion (the Japanese broadcasts of Directs often contain the odd...
Tuesday29th Jun 2021
Think you have what it takes?
Nintendo's hosting a brand new tournament for Splatoon 2 next month, giving talented players the chance to walk away with over $1,000 worth of prizes. Open only to residents of the United States, the new tournament will be split over four weekends. Each weekend focuses on a particular game mode – Rainmaker, Splat...
Tuesday22nd Jun 2021
Other features will "continue to be available"
With Splatoon 3 due out in 2022, Nintendo appears to be winding down certain features tied to Splatoon 2. In a message over on its official support page, the company has announced the game's online lounge feature within the Nintendo Switch Online app will be discontinued as of 28th July this year:...