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Splatoon 3 Gets Close Look at Gameplay and Plot in New Trailer

During today’s Nintendo Direct, we got a closer look at more gameplay from Splatoon 3, including glimpses of both multiplayer matches and some of the single-player settings in its “Return of the Mammalians” campaign.

A “Squid Researcher” from Nintendo explained that the Turf War mode remains unchanged at its core, but that new main and special weapons have been introduced – that includes a rolling ball-like mech and a character seemingly turning into ink and whipping themselves through the air with a grapple arm.

Some simple info about the plot of the story mode was shared as well, which will focus on the reappearance of mammals in the Splatoon world, although further details weren’t provided at this time.

Splatoon 3 was announced back in February for a 2022 Switch release. Back then, we got a look at Squid Kid customization as well as a companion creature, a big desert metropolis hub city, and a brief look at its ink-splattering competitive gameplay. We’re big fans of Splatoon around here, having given Splatoon 1 and 2 an 8.6 and an 8.3 respectively, and named the latter one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch.