Will GameStop be offering a midnight launch for Splatoon 3 on September 9? Here’s everything you need to know.

If you want to get your hands on Splatoon 3 before anyone else, there are basically two ways to go about it:

  • You can pre-order the digital version of the game, which should be going live at around 9 PM PT (September 8) / 12 AM ET (September 9).
  • Or you can head to a Splatoon 3 midnight release and get your physical copy of the game in person.

For many fans, midnight launches are something to look forward to, with the option of gaming the night away, or having it ready first thing in the morning.

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It’s also a great way to meet other fans of a franchise, as only the most dedicated of community members tend to make the trip so late.

Every gamer should have at least one memorable midnight release experience, but will fans have a chance to grab Splatoon 3 at GameStop tonight?

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Will GameStop Have a Splatoon 3 Midnight Release?

Yes, several GameStop stores are confirming that they will be offering a midnight release for Splatoon 3. However, not all brick-and-mortar locations will be taking part in the launch.

According to several reports from customers and GameStop employees online, many stores do appear to be offering a midnight release for Nintendo’s shooter.

What’s more, it seems that those in Pacific Standard Time might even be able to nab a 9 PM release, without the need to wait until midnight. After all, since the game’s official release time is 12 AM ET, those on the West coast could benefit from the time zone difference.

But it’s not all good news for Splatoon fans, as not every GameStop will be offering a midnight drop. Some disappointed Twitter users report that their local store will be opening neither at midnight, nor 9 PM.

For some impatient gamers, it’ll be a long wait until morning. But there’s a way of finding out whether your store will be taking part in the Splatoon 3 hype.

How to Find Out If Your GameStop Will Have a Splatoon 3 Midnight Launch

The best way to see if your GameStop has a Splatoon 3 midnight launch is to use this Store Finder to see your nearest retailer and to give them a call to ask.

If your local GameStop has its own social media account, chances are that’ll also reveal your answer. But if there’s no midnight launch, don’t worry – it’ll be morning before you know it!

In the meantime, why not check out the best pre-order bonuses out there for Splatoon 3 to see if GameStop is the best retailer for you?

And we’ve got a full breakdown on the upcoming Splatoon 3 Amiibo, including release date, price, and in-game effects here.

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