Splatoon 3 Direct: The Biggest Announcements

SPLATOON 3 isn’t coming until September 9th, but Nintendo has released a new direct message giving us information on what to expect.

There’s a whole lot of new content coming to Splatoon 3, but don’t worry if you don’t have 30 minutes to sit down and watch.

Big changes are coming for Splatoon 3.


Big changes are coming for Splatoon 3.Credit: Nintendo

Here are the biggest announcements for Splatoon 3 from the August Direct.

What new weapons and abilities are coming in Splatoon 3?

Two new skills are added to Swimming Form.

Squid Surge allows squid to jump up a wall in a single jump while squid roll Changes direction when jumping while deflecting enemy ink.

Nintendo also confirmed that all of the base weapons from the first two Splatoon games would return.

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Two new weapons have also been confirmed.

That stringers is a new bow and arrow style weapon, and there is a whole new weapon type called splatanas.

Only one splatana was unveiled in the display case, the Splatana wiperthis is a long range weapon with a charge slash.

A number of special weapons will return including: Tenta Missiles, Ink Storm, Ultra Stamp and Booyah Bomb.

Three new special weapons were also announced.

tactical cooler sells drinks that give you certain buffs. Four drinks are given out per use, giving your teammates a buff as well.

breakwater is a beacon that alerts teammates to your location when you spot an enemy. It also unleashes a shockwave that deals consistent damage.

Finally, reef glider is a shark that you ride to charge into your enemies. If it hits the target, it also explodes in a heap of ink.

What stages are confirmed for Splatoon 3?

Twelve phases have been confirmed for Turf Wars at launch, including several new ones.

The phases that return are: MakoMart, Inkblot Art Academy, Hammerhead Bridge, Museum d’Alfonsino, and Mahi Mahi Resort.

New confirmed stages are: Scorch Gorge, Eeltail Alley, Hagglefish Market, Undertow Spillway, Mincemeat Metalworks, Sturgeon Shipyard, and Wahoo world.

Anarchy Battles have also returned, with the four types rotating between them Splat zones, tower control, rainmakerand shell flash.

Salmon Run is also making a comeback with a new comeback king salmon to destroy, as well as two new boss salmonids.

Slamminid is a new boss that protects others by crushing hunches underneath, and closeupfires cannonballs that release shock waves.

Single player is also making a return, and there will be a testing area where you can try out your weapons while waiting for other players to join the fight.

What does the future of Splatoon 3 look like?

Nintendo has outlined support for Splatoon 3, which will last at least 2 years.

New stages will be released as free DLC to expand the list.

There will also be a new one Catalog with customization options like emotes that you can buy.

These are changed every 3 months and new weapons are released at the same time.

Once every few months, salmonids invade in an event called big runwhere everyone is asked to defend their home.

Nintendo also announced three new amiibo figures is coming for Splatoon in October, but the old amiibo will also work.

It will also be expansive paid DLC to come in the future, but no details on that yet.

What is Tabletturf Battle?

Tabletturf Battle is an all new mode for Splatoon 3, which is a tabletop card game.

Each new player gets a starter deck and can fight various NPCs around town.

You place tetris-style pieces on the board to try to conquer more turf.

Pieces have different shapes, so you have to be careful not to prevent yourself from placing pieces in some areas.

What is the theme for the first Splatfest?

The first Splatfest has been announced and will begin before Splatoon 3 is released.

New hosts are called deep cut together and consist of a hunch, an octal and a manta ray named Shiver, Frye and Big Man.

There will be some for the first time three teams in Splatfest, with a new event where the leading team has to defend against the other two.

The first topic is Scissors stone paper.

The Splatfest takes place on August 27, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m UK time, more details will be released shortly.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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