Listing says August 8th is the day.
UK retailer GAME has been on somewhat of a streak when it comes to leaks. Prior to Nintendo’s Switch presentation on January 13th, it noted that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be releasing in March. Granted, that’s based off of every report under the sun confirming the same but its latest release date leak for Splatoon 2 could still be legitimate.
According to GAME, Splatoon 2 will be out on August 18th for the Switch. The listing hasn’t been changed yet which makes us think that it could very well be legitimate. Regardless, wait for official confirmation from Nintendo before clearing your schedule.
Splatoon 2 takes place two years after the first game and thus introduces new weapons and gear for its denizens to fight with. Like before, players can head online for matches but with the caveat of it now requiring a paid subscription to Nintendo’s online service. On the bright side, you can participate in Turf Wars matches through local multiplayer while on the go.