Those squid kids finally have a release date. Nintendo has announced that Splatoon 3 coming to Nintendo Switch on September 9. The colorful shooter was previously pegged to launch sometime this summer.
Like previous entries in the series, Splatoon 3 is a four-on-four shooter that resembles a cross between paintball and Duty where teams of humanoid creatures called Inklings and Octolings compete to paint a battlefield a certain color. The lack of violence and lively tone helped set the series apart from the plethora of other competitive shooters. The new entry introduces the quintessential new weapons and stages, along with an improved co-op experience and what appears to be a much more in-depth single-player campaign.
With the recent delay of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild until 2023, Splatoon 3 will probably be one of Nintendo’s biggest holiday releases. Nintendo also announced earlier this week that the sci-fi RPG Xenoblade Chronicles 3previously slated for a September release, it was now set to release on July 29.