News For Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 – Sizzle Season 2023 Starts June 1st, Adds New Stages and Weapons

Splatoon 3 – Sizzle Season 2023 Starts June 1st, Adds New Stages and Weapons

A new Salmon Run stage, Jammin' Salmon Junction, Tableturf Battle cards, Challenges and new clothing catalogs are also coming.

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe Hits 1.46 Million Sales, Bayonetta 3 at 1.07 Million

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe Hits 1.46 Million Sales, Bayonetta 3 at 1.07 Million

Other noteworthy sales figures include Splatoon 3 at 10.67 million units and Pokemon Legends: Arceus hitting 14.83 million sales.

Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass Wave 1 Launches February 28

Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass Wave 1 Launches February 28

The shooter's first of three expansions will arrive later this month and mark the return of Inkopolis and Booyah Base.

Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass Announced, First Expansion Out in Spring 2023

Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass Announced, First Expansion Out in Spring 2023

The first part of Splatoon 3's expansion pass will see players revisit the classic hub area of Inkopolis.

Bayonetta 3 Sells Over 1 Million Units, Splatoon 3 at 10.13 Million Sales

Bayonetta 3 Sells Over 1 Million Units, Splatoon 3 at 10.13 Million Sales

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has sold nearly two million units, while Pokemon Legends: Arceus has sold a whopping 14.63 million.

Splatoon 3 Version 2.1.0 Goes Live; Brings Changes to Weapons, Multiplayer, and More

Splatoon 3 Version 2.1.0 Goes Live; Brings Changes to Weapons, Multiplayer, and More

Nintendo has released a sizeable new update for the shooter, bringing balance adjustments, bug fixes, and more.

Splatoon 3 – Tricolor Match Will be a Selectable Game Mode in the Next Splatfest

Splatoon 3 – Tricolor Match Will be a Selectable Game Mode in the Next Splatfest

Players in the same team will be able to join into matches together, while matchmaking will also be available as an option.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Was 2022’s Best-Selling Game in the US, Splatoon 3 in Japan

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Was 2022’s Best-Selling Game in the US, Splatoon 3 in Japan

Meanwhile, to no one's surprise, FIFA 23 was the best-selling game of the year in the United Kingdom.

Splatoon 3 – Next Splatfest Coming January 7th

Splatoon 3 – Next Splatfest Coming January 7th

The theme for the third Splatfest is "What is your favorite flavor," with players able to vote for Team Spicy, Team Sweet or Team Sour.

Splatoon 3 – Big Run Event Starts December 9th

Splatoon 3 – Big Run Event Starts December 9th

Salmonids will invade normal Battle Stages until December 11th, and it's up to players to clear them out. Rewards include decorations.

Splatoon 3 – Update 2.0.0 Goes Live Today, Patch Notes Revealed

Splatoon 3 – Update 2.0.0 Goes Live Today, Patch Notes Revealed

Chill Season 2022 starts tomorrow at 4 PM PST, and adds two new Battle Stages, several new and returning weapons, and cosmetics.

Splatoon 3 – Chill Season 2022 Goes Live on December 1st, Adds New Weapons, Modes and Stages

Splatoon 3 – Chill Season 2022 Goes Live on December 1st, Adds New Weapons, Modes and Stages

X Battles and Big Run are imminent, along with new cosmetics, three new weapons and ten classic weapons from previous games.

Harvestella Sees Modest Debut in Weekly Japanese Retail Charts, Splatoon 3 is No. 1 Yet Again

Harvestella Sees Modest Debut in Weekly Japanese Retail Charts, Splatoon 3 is No. 1 Yet Again

Square Enix's farming sim action RPG sold over 26,000 units in Japan at launch, while the Switch dominated the hardware side of things.

Splatoon 3 Has Sold 7.9 Million Units Worldwide, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Has Sold 1.72 Million

Splatoon 3 Has Sold 7.9 Million Units Worldwide, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Has Sold 1.72 Million

The Nintendo Switch saw a couple of major new releases during the previous quarter, and both have performed well in terms of sales.

Splatoon 3 Tops Weekly Japanese Retail Charts, NieR: Automata for Switch Debuts in 2nd Place

Splatoon 3 Tops Weekly Japanese Retail Charts, NieR: Automata for Switch Debuts in 2nd Place

Splatoon 3 sold over 120,000 units in Japan over the course of the week, while the Switch version of NieR: Automata sold 30,000 units on its debut.

Splatoon 3 Sold 2.7 Million Physical Units in Japan in September, Accounting for 69% of All Physical Sales

Splatoon 3 Sold 2.7 Million Physical Units in Japan in September, Accounting for 69% of All Physical Sales

Of all physical games sold in Japan throughout the month of September, 69% were copies of the new Nintendo Switch shooter.

Splatoon 3 – Three New amiibo Launch on November 11th, Unlock Special Gear In-Game

Splatoon 3 – Three New amiibo Launch on November 11th, Unlock Special Gear In-Game

Inkling (Yellow), Octoling (Blue) and Smallfry can also be scanned to bring their respective characters in-game for hangouts.

Splatoon 3’s Next Splatfest is a Pokemon Collaboration

Splatoon 3’s Next Splatfest is a Pokemon Collaboration

Players will battle for supremacy in the three-way fight between Water-type, Fire-type, and Grass-type Pokemon in the upcoming Splatfest.

Splatoon 3 Tops Japanese Charts Again, Valkyrie Elysium Sees Decent Debut

Splatoon 3 Tops Japanese Charts Again, Valkyrie Elysium Sees Decent Debut

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- also enjoys a solid debut, selling over 50,000 units on PS5 and PS4.

Splatoon 3 Tops Weekly Japanese Sales Charts Again, Selling Over 300,000 Units

Splatoon 3 Tops Weekly Japanese Sales Charts Again, Selling Over 300,000 Units

The shooter tops the charts once more, while Square Enix's real-time tactics RPG The DioField Chronicle sees a tepid debut.

Splatoon 3 Tops UK Physical Charts for 3rd Consecutive Week

Splatoon 3 Tops UK Physical Charts for 3rd Consecutive Week

Nintendo's shooter continues to dominate sales for its third week, having sold millions since launching earlier this month.

Splatoon 3 Sells Over 500,000 Units in Japan in its Second Week

Splatoon 3 Sells Over 500,000 Units in Japan in its Second Week

Nintendo's new shooter continues to enjoy impressive sales in the region, topping weekly sales charts once again with strong numbers.

Splatoon 3 Holds on to Top Spot in Weekly UK Retail Charts

Splatoon 3 Holds on to Top Spot in Weekly UK Retail Charts

Meanwhile, Horizon Forbidden West is still in second place, while PS5's The Last of Us Part 1 slips down to the No. 10 spot.

Splatoon 3 Tops Japanese Charts with Biggest Ever Launch for a Game in the History of Japan

Splatoon 3 Tops Japanese Charts with Biggest Ever Launch for a Game in the History of Japan

Splatoon 3 sold a total of 3.45 million units in Japan in its first three days, of which over 1.9 million units were physical sales.

Splatoon 3’s First Splatfest Unveiled, Starts on September 23

Splatoon 3’s First Splatfest Unveiled, Starts on September 23

Nintendo has announced the first post-launch Splatfest for Splatoon 3. The three-way Splatfest asks players what they would bring with them to a deserted island.

Splatoon 3 Received Development Support from Xenoblade Chronicles Studio

Splatoon 3 Received Development Support from Xenoblade Chronicles Studio

Monolith Soft has provided development support for a number of first party Nintendo titles in recent years, including both previous Splatoon titles.

Splatoon 3 Debuts on Top of Weekly UK Retail Charts

Splatoon 3 Debuts on Top of Weekly UK Retail Charts

The shooter's launch physical sales are 9% lower than 2017's Splatoon 2, while The Last of Us Part 1 falls to No. 4, seeing a 66% drop in sales.

Splatoon 3 Sells Over 3.45 Million Units in Three Days in Japan

Splatoon 3 Sells Over 3.45 Million Units in Three Days in Japan

The colorful shooter has set a record for the highest domestic sales for a Nintendo Switch title within the first three days of launch.

Splatoon 3 Video Explains the Basics of Splatoon

Splatoon 3 Video Explains the Basics of Splatoon

Nintendo sheds the spotlight on the foundations of Splatoon as we approach the imminent launch of Splatoon 3 for Switch.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live Set for August 25th, Features Splatoon 3 Single-Player Mode and Harvestella Gameplay Debut

Nintendo Treehouse: Live Set for August 25th, Features Splatoon 3 Single-Player Mode and Harvestella Gameplay Debut

Stages and strategies for the Splatfest World Premiere demo will also be showcased ahead of the pre-launch Splatfest on August 27th.

Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere Demo Will Feature 26 Weapons

Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere Demo Will Feature 26 Weapons

The demo is set to go live in a few days' time, and will allow players to choose from a wide range of available weapons.

Splatoon 3’s Tacticooler Drinks Can Provide Faster Respawns

Splatoon 3’s Tacticooler Drinks Can Provide Faster Respawns

The newest Special Weapon to grace Turf War can also boost allies' movement speed and serves as an impromptu shield from damage.

Splatoon 3 Supports Save Data Transfer from Splatoon 2

Splatoon 3 Supports Save Data Transfer from Splatoon 2

Those who transfer their save data will receive three Gold Sheldon Licenses, start with a higher rank and can join Anarchy Battles immediately.

Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere Demo Arrives on August 18th

Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere Demo Arrives on August 18th

Though some of the demo is playable on August 25th, players can partake in a pre-release Splatfest on August 27th with the Rock-Paper-Scissors theme.

Splatoon 3 – Story Mode Gameplay, Photo Mode, Post-Launch Updates, Paid DLC, Splatfest, and Deep Cut Showcased

Splatoon 3 – Story Mode Gameplay, Photo Mode, Post-Launch Updates, Paid DLC, Splatfest, and Deep Cut Showcased

New weapons will be added every three months while X Battle and League Battle are also coming post-launch. SplatFest also premieres on September 27th.

Splatoon 3 – Multiplayer Modes, Battle Replays, Catalogues, Table Turf Battles, and Salmon Run Next Wave Detailed

Splatoon 3 – Multiplayer Modes, Battle Replays, Catalogues, Table Turf Battles, and Salmon Run Next Wave Detailed

Anarchy Battles for ranked play, catalogues for new cosmetics every three months, new Boss Salmonids and more are also revealed.

Splatoon 3 – New Stages, Weapons, Shops, Loadouts, and More Revealed

Splatoon 3 – New Stages, Weapons, Shops, Loadouts, and More Revealed

The colorful shooter launches on September 9th for Nintendo Switch with 12 Turf War stages. Post-launch updates will add new stages for free.

Splatoon 3 Direct Set for August 10

Splatoon 3 Direct Set for August 10

Nintendo has announced a Direct presentation for August 10, bringing roughly 30 minutes of information on the upcoming shooter.

Final Fantasy 16 Beaten to No. 1 by Splatoon 3 in Famitsu’s Most Wanted Charts Again

Final Fantasy 16 Beaten to No. 1 by Splatoon 3 in Famitsu’s Most Wanted Charts Again

For the fourth week running, Nintendo's upcoming colourful shooter has topped Famitsu's most wanted charts, with Final Fantasy 16 settling for second place.

Nintendo Switch – OLED Model Splatoon 3 Edition Launches August 26th

Nintendo Switch – OLED Model Splatoon 3 Edition Launches August 26th

The special model includes a custom dock and Joy Con controllers for $360. A custom Switch Pro Controller and Carrying Case have also been announced.

Splatoon 3’s Mincemeat Metalworks is a Map Made from Scrap Metal to Make More Scrap Metal

Splatoon 3’s Mincemeat Metalworks is a Map Made from Scrap Metal to Make More Scrap Metal

"There used to be a sea here, but it evaporated, leaving behind a wasteland," Nintendo says of the new map.

Final Fantasy 16 Moves up to Second Place in Famitsu’s Most Wanted Charts

Final Fantasy 16 Moves up to Second Place in Famitsu’s Most Wanted Charts

Square Enix's upcoming RPG has swapped places with the Nintendo Switch's Xenoblade Chronicles 3, while Splatoon 3 hangs on to the top spot.

Final Fantasy 16 is Still No. 3 in Famitsu’s Most Wanted Charts

Final Fantasy 16 is Still No. 3 in Famitsu’s Most Wanted Charts

The upcoming PS5 RPG is beaten to the charts' top spot by upcoming Switch exclusive duo Splatoon 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Splatoon 3 – Nintendo Shows off More Customization Options with New Hairstyles

Splatoon 3 – Nintendo Shows off More Customization Options with New Hairstyles

Splatoon 3 is looking to offer much more expansive customization than its predecessors, and Nintendo is continuing to show that off.

Final Fantasy 16 Drops Down to No. 3 in Famitsu’s Most Wanted Charts

Final Fantasy 16 Drops Down to No. 3 in Famitsu’s Most Wanted Charts

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 remains in second place, while Splatoon 3 leapfrogs both RPGs to jump straight to the top spot.

Splatoon 3’s Undertow Spillway is a New Map Located “Deep Under Splatsville”

Splatoon 3’s Undertow Spillway is a New Map Located “Deep Under Splatsville”

Undertow Spillway once lay abandoned for years, but has recently been revived to serve as a stage for Turf Wars matches.

Splatoon 3 Will Support Cloud Saves, but Only for Offline Data

Splatoon 3 Will Support Cloud Saves, but Only for Offline Data

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to upload their Splatoon 3 data to the cloud- but not from any of its online modes.

Splatoon 3’s Angle Shooter is Looking Like One of its More Interesting New Weapons

Splatoon 3’s Angle Shooter is Looking Like One of its More Interesting New Weapons

The Angle Shooter is a new sub-weapon that will mark enemies with its rebound shots and allow players to pin them down for further damage.

Splatoon 3 Receives Brief New Details on Multiplayer Customization

Splatoon 3 Receives Brief New Details on Multiplayer Customization

Nintendo has dropped some brief new details on nameplate customization in the upcoming Splatoon 3's multiplayer component.

Splatoon 3 Introduces New Weapon, Triple Inkstrike

Splatoon 3 Introduces New Weapon, Triple Inkstrike

The Triple Inkstrike is "a modified version of a weapon originally discovered in Inkopolis" and can either group strikes closely or space them apart.

Splatoon 3’s File Size is Just 6 GB

Splatoon 3’s File Size is Just 6 GB

The upcoming shooter, due out exclusively for the Switch in September, won't require an awful amount of storage space on your system.

Splatoon 3 Launches on September 9th, New Turf War Gameplay Revealed

Splatoon 3 Launches on September 9th, New Turf War Gameplay Revealed

Along with the 4v4 mode, the Nintendo Switch title features a new single-player campaign and co-op PvE with Salmon Run: The Next Wave.

New Nintendo Patent Seems to Hint at Mini-Map Improvements in Splatoon 3

New Nintendo Patent Seems to Hint at Mini-Map Improvements in Splatoon 3

A recent Nintendo patent talks about various improvements to in-game mini-maps, making several overt references to Splatoon.

Splatoon 3 – New Screenshots Showcase Locations, Bosses, and More

Splatoon 3 – New Screenshots Showcase Locations, Bosses, and More

The official Japanese webpage for the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive recently went live, bringing several new screenshots with it.

Splatoon 3 Launches This Summer, Salmon Run Next Wave Showcased in New Trailer

Splatoon 3 Launches This Summer, Salmon Run Next Wave Showcased in New Trailer

The co-op mode looks as fun as ever with new boss Salmonid and the ability to toss eggs to others. It once again supports up to four players.

Splatoon 3 Reveals Another New Stage, 2 New Weapons

Splatoon 3 Reveals Another New Stage, 2 New Weapons

Nintendo continues to provide more details on the weapons and stages you'll find in the upcoming multiplayer shooter.

Splatoon 3 – More New Weapons and Stages Revealed

Splatoon 3 – More New Weapons and Stages Revealed

Nintendo continues to reveal new details on stages and weapons being introduced with the upcoming Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 3 Details New Stage and Special Weapon

Splatoon 3 Details New Stage and Special Weapon

Eeltail Alley is a busy spot in the centre of Splatsville, while the Crab Tank is a multi-legged tank, equipped with a powerful, rapid-fire gun and a cannon.

Splatoon 3 Trailer Teases New Weapons and the Return of Mammalians

Splatoon 3 Trailer Teases New Weapons and the Return of Mammalians

Venture to Splatsville and engage in Turf Wars in the Splatlands with new weapons while investigating the Mammalians' reappearance.

Splatoon 3 Announced, Releases in 2022

Splatoon 3 Announced, Releases in 2022

The Splatlands and Splatsville revealed in first trailer.

Splatoon 3 Not Yet In Development, Says Series Producer

Splatoon 3 Not Yet In Development, Says Series Producer

Series producer Hisashi Nogami is unsure of what the future holds for Splatoon.