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Splatoon 3 is said to be “One Version”, could regional problems be a thing of the past?

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It seems we have more new information about the upcoming Switch version, turn 3. According to dataminers, there will reportedly only be “one version” of the third team-based Squid shooter that will be available worldwide.

As the well-known Nintendo Dataminer explains Oatmeal Dome, splatoon and turn 2 had “unique versions” for each region – to facilitate regional data delivery for matchmaking and events like Splatfests.

This means that Splatoon 3 may not have regional restrictions – such as region-specific unlocks and events. As a result, you could potentially buy future DLCs as well any Switch eShop and it would still work. Language settings would also not be a problem. Here’s the full synopsis:

[Splatoon 3] Splatoon 3 will have *one version* worldwide. Nintendo will not ship North America, Europe/Oceania, and Japan standalone versions like it did with Splatoon 1 and 2. (Thanks a lot to @thomasnet_mc)

Splatoon 1 and 2 both had unique versions for each region. This was used to facilitate regional data delivery for things like splatfests and matchmaking parameters. (Unfortunately, this also led to confusion when copies of regional versions “escaped” from their intended territories.)

So what does that mean? 1. You can purchase all potential Splatoon 3 DLC from each region’s eShop. 2. You can play Splatoon 3 in any supported language (EN/JP/FR/etc) no matter where your copy came from. 3. It remains to be seen how regional Splatfests will work (if at all).

Also, if Nintendo continues the practice of distributing Gear unlock codes as “DLC,” then yes, regional gear won’t be a thing anymore.

This decision sounds like it will make the game even more accessible around the world, and (again) it could mean that Splatfests might just be a global themed event. How would you feel about Nintendo only releasing “one version” of Splatoon 3 without so many regional barriers or differences? Leave your thoughts below.

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/04/splatoon-3-will-supposedly-be-one-version-could-regional-issues-be-a-thing-of-the-past Splatoon 3 is said to be “One Version”, could regional problems be a thing of the past?

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