Everything we know about Splatoon 3: Release date, gameplay, trailer, platforms - Dexerto

Everything we know about Splatoon 3: Release date, gameplay, trailer, platforms

Published: 22/Apr/2022 14:14 Updated: 22/Apr/2022 14:20

by Andrew Highton


As we get closer to Splatoon 3’s official release date, we’ve got a full round-up of all its latest information including its release date and content that fans and newbies can expect to see.

Splatoon is probably the only series in the world where watching paint dry doesn’t have such a negative connotation. The Splatoon games are unique titles that feature many players firing weapons, but not actually hurting anyone.

The concept is still a novel one and makes it unique and stand out from any other competitive, online shooter on the market. The success of the first two titles has been so great that Splatoon 3 has been commissioned and Nintendo Switch owners get to go at least more one round.



characters firing paint in splatoon 3
We’re more than ready to paint the town red…or whatever color we are assigned.

Splatoon 3 release date

A release date for Spaltoon 3 was finally released by Nintendo saying that gamers can expect to get messy on September 9, 2022!

There were several rumors prior to the announcement that an August release date was on the cards, however, a new trailer released on April 22, 2022, was definitive on the matter.

Splatoon 3 gameplay changes

At its very core, Splatoon is about two teams of players negotiating a map and scrapping to ensure that their color paint is best represented on the map’s surroundings. The game’s mechanics are far deeper than they are given credit for as a great deal of strategy is required to come out on top.


Splatoon 3 retains the majority of the structure that has made the series popular and introduces a whole new region to fight over – as well as new stages, new maneuvers, and weapons, plus the return of a favorite game mode: 4v4 Turf Wars.

There’s a full single-player story for fans to tackle, including funky new bosses and co-op.

Splatoon 3 trailer

There’s already plenty of footage for Splatoon 3 out in the wild, with the first pulling back of the curtain coming on February 17, 2021.

Almost a year on from its unveiling, people hyped for Splatoon 3 were given even more reason to be excited as the first proper gameplay trailer dropped during a Nintendo Direct presentation.


The April 22, 2022 trailer was the one that finally gave credence to the game’s possible debut and it also came with another look into the game and how it handles.

Splatoon 3 platforms

Following in the footsteps of Splatoon 1 and Splatoon 2, Nintendo is keeping Splatoon 3 as proper exclusive for their Nintendo Switch platform. PlayStation, Xbox, and PC owners who are wanting to get their hands wet with oodles of paint will need to grab themselves Nintendo’s diverse console.

For more games due in 2022, here are even more titles:

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