Splatoon 3 coming to Nintendo Switch next year

Nintendo is working on a successor to the 2017 game Splatoon 2. The new game, Splatoon 3, has not yet received an exact release date, but it is clear that the game should be released for the Switch console sometime in 2022.

During the Nintendo Direct presentation, the Japanese game company hasn’t revealed much about Splatoon 3 yet, other than releasing a trailer, an early version of the character creation system, and some footage of where the new game will take place. The trailer shows an Inkling character traveling on a train from a deserted desert environment to a city somewhat reminiscent of Tokyo.

The trailer also showed footage of what resembles typical multiplayer gameplay, where players have to spray paint the environment as much as possible to gain the upper hand. In addition, there also seems to be another campaign, in which a post-apocalyptic world is central.

The new game is set in Splatsville, a ‘city ​​of chaos‘ which lies in the middle of the hot desert of Spatlands and is far from Inkopolis, the city from the first two Splatoon games. This desert is inhabited by Inkling and Octoling veterans. Ground Wars are also fought in this deserted area, with new levels and weapons available and four players pitting them against four others.

Nintendo reports that new moves are available that allow players to dodge attacks and paint terrain faster. It includes an arc-shaped weapon that can fire multiple ink shots at once. Nintendo does not provide further details about Splatoon 3 and says it will provide more information in the future.