Splatoon 3 Trailer Teases New Salmon Run, Summer Release Date Window
The next Splatoon is coming this summer, and we got more details in the latest Nintendo Direct presentation.
Splatoon 3 is coming this year, and Nintendo offered new gameplay details in the latest trailer at its Nintendo Direct. It also teased a summer release date window, though did not give a more specific time.
The new trailer focused on Salmon Run, the co-op horde-like mode. It showed off elements like an Egg Throw and ended with a tease of a giant Salmonid beast. Very spooky.
The next wave of Salmon Run’s co-op action returns in #Splatoon3! But with this mysterious new giant Salmonid in the picture it might be a tougher challenge than swimming upstream!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 9, 2022
Splatoon 3 launches this summer, only on #NintendoSwitch.https://t.co/Y1xm4Ots3v pic.twitter.com/pYrEPXg9Ah
Nintendo last showed new footage of Splatoon 3 in September, where it teased a story mode that would be the "return of the Mammalians." Despite its deceptively cute style, the Splatoon series takes place in a post-apocalypse and often hints at a mass extinction event that took place before the squid kids roamed the earth. The name Mammalians' suggests a new faction of less fishy creatures preparing to join the fray.
Splatoon 2 was a launch window title for the Nintendo Switch, having released just a few months after the hardware. It received some post-launch support in the form of updates, the Octo Expansion, and various community-centered splatfests. It's one of the most successful Switch games so far, standing at roughly 12 million units sold worldwide.