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New Splatoon 3 Details Revealed: Weapons, Location, Gamemodes, & More!

In a collection of new tweets, Nintendo is dropping more details about the upcoming Splatoon 3.

The recent Nintendo Direct was certainly something to talk about, no matter your opinion on the reveals. Although many expected more from the Japanese publisher, Nintendo showcased a whopping 50 minutes of new footage, with some exciting announcements along the way.

We had a new Smash Bros Ultimate character duo, a Mario title, a much-needed Zelda remaster, and more.

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But without a doubt, the best announcement of the Nintendo Direct was the reveal of Splatoon 3. This long-awaited title finally gives shooter fans a new ink-based warfare game to enjoy, and the internet exploded with excitement.

Now, Nintendo is revealing new details about Splatoon 3, in a series of informative Twitter posts.

Everything New in Splatoon 3

We’ve compiled this list of everything new in Splatoon 3, to make it easier for fans to get the information they want.

New Style and Customization

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As we saw in the game’s reveal trailer, Splatoon 3 has new customization options for your Inkling. A variety of new hairstyles are available, including a braided look.

But it’s not just yourself that you can customize in Splatoon 3. Your pet Smallfry Salmonid can also be personalized to your liking.

New Location

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It appears that Splatoon 3 takes place in a major city, surrounded by a Borderlands-esque desolate wasteland. Splatsville is the city of chaos, a popular hotspot for both Inklings and Octolings.

The barren area surrounding the city is known as the Splatlands, known for intense weather and harsh environments. However, the Splatlands has a unique culture that attracts trendy Inklings everywhere.

Multiplayer Gamemodes

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Although Splatoon 3 is sure to come with new ways to play, the old favorites are also returning. Turf Wars may now take place in Splatsville’s surrounding wilds, with ink-based warfare on the agenda.

You’ll need to cover more of the battlefield with your team’s color than the enemy team can. Work together with your team to snatch victory from the enemy’s grasp.

New Mechanics

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Of course, there are new features in Splatoon 3’s gameplay that set it apart from previous titles. Inklings will not launch themselves into battle with a “spawner” drone, allowing them to choose their landing spot right off the bat.

What’s more, with the Squid Roll technique, players can leap and twirl out of the ink. When swimming up an ink-coated wall, players can also launch themselves at the top using a Squid Surge.

Splatoon 3 Weapons

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Most notable in the Splatoon 3 trailer was the Inkling’s new bow. This powerful tool isn’t as primitive as you’d think and can launch 3 strings of ink at once.

Of course, there are new special weapons coming to the game too, including what looks to be a mechanical crab tool.

Classic weapons from Splatoon 1 and 2 will also return, although they may not look as you remember them. The .96 Gal and Range Blaster have seen visual upgrades to help set them apart from other tools in your roster.

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(Source: Twitter)

In case you missed it, here’s your full Nintendo Direct February 2021 recap.

While we’re waiting until 2022 to get our hands on Splatoon 3, there are plenty of other interesting games to keep an eye on.

After all, Nintendo promises more Breath of the Wild 2 news is coming very soon. What’s more, a new leak suggests that a Pokemon Direct could be just around the corner, with news of the Diamond and Pearl remakes.

And Nintendo will also likely be making an appearance in E3 2021, should the event continue with its plans to go ahead.

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Sunday 21st of February 2021

you made a misspelling btw... 'not' instead of 'now; you said , players will not be able to... instead of... well yeah you get the idea

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