In Splatoon 3, our playable protagonist will be joined by the New Squidbeak Splatoon early on in the story. But who exactly are the mysterious Agents?

Splatoon 3 is Nintendo’s latest entry in its popular shooter franchise, ushering in a new iteration of multiplayer action and a fun new single-player campaign.

Although you can easily jump into the franchise with Splatoon 3, players should note that the events of the previous titles are canon to the storyline.

Whether you’re new to the franchise or a returning fan, here’s everything you need to know about the New Squidbeak Splatoon in Splatoon 3.

What Is the New Squidbeak Splatoon?

New Squidbeak Splatoon

The New Squidbeak Splatoon is a secret regiment of soldiers that were initially formed to battle against the Octarians. The platoon was formed by Cap’n Cuttlefish, a character that players will run into near the beginning of the Splatoon 3 story.

Since you’ll be joining the New New Squidbeak Splatoon, it’s best to get acquainted with the characters you’re serving alongside.

Who Is Agent 1?

Splatoon 3 Agent 1 Callie

Agent 1’s real identity is Callie, one of the original Splatoon’s idols, the Squid Sisters. She is the granddaughter of Cap’n Cuttlefish, and a long-standing member of the platoon.

In Splatoon 2, Callie was kidnapped and mind-controlled by DJ Octavio until the player successfully rescued her in the final boss battle.

Who Is Agent 2?

Splatoon 3 Agent 2 Marie

Agent 2 is the other Squid Sister, Marie. Despite the idol group’s name, Marie and Callie are actually cousins.

Marie, as Agent 2, was responsible for recruiting the Splatoon 2 protagonist to the New Squidbeak Splatoon. She also assisted in freeing Callie in the final battle of that game.

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Who Is Agent 3?

Splatoon 3 Protagonist - Agent 3

In Splatoon 3, Agent 3 is the designation given to the playable protagonist by Cap’n Cuttlefish, though it was also previously given to the Splatoon 1 main character.

Who Is the Squidbeak Splatoon Captain?

Squidbeak Splatoon Captain

The Squidbeak Splatoon Captain is the original Agent 3, the protagonist of Splatoon! Now that Cap’n Cuttlefish is retired from the platoon, the old Agent 3 has become the new Captain.

Agent 3 saw a lot of action in both Splatoon and Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion, perhaps leading to their promotion to the leader’s role.

Who Is Agent 4?

Agent 4 Splatoon

Although Agent 4 may not make an appearance in Splatoon 3, they were the protagonist of Splatoon 2. Upon entering Octo Canyon, they met with Marie and set out to rescue Callie by defeating DJ Octavio.

Who Is Agent 8?

Agent 8 Splatoon Octo Expansion

Agent 8 is the playable protagonist of the Octo Expansion, a paid DLC for Splatoon 2. After suffering from amnesia, the Octoling became allied with Cap’n Cuttlefish, eventually doing battle with the AI enemy Commander Tartar, who aimed to destroy and recreate life on Earth.

Upon first interaction with Commander Tartar (then known as the Telephone), the Octoling is referred to as ‘Applicant No. 10008’, leading Cuttlefish to come up with the designation, Agent 8.

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