Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct announced for this week

Tune into the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct this week for 30 minutes of information.


Splatoon 3 is just about a month from release, and Nintendo is planning to jack the hype up for its upcoming third-person shooter. Splatoon 3 will be getting its own Nintendo Direct this week with more than 30 minutes of information.

The Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct will take place on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Fans can tune in at 6 a.m. PDT / 9 a.m. EDT for more than 30 minutes of information about the game. I don’t know a lot of Nintendo Switch fans that are on the fence about Splatoon 3, but if you’re not sure if this is the game for you, Wednesday is a perfect time for you to dig deeper and see what it’s all about.

Splatoon 3 promotional image from Nintendo.

Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 will include both an online multiplayer component and a single-player mode that’s focused on narrative. The game will also feature a co-op mode. We first heard about Splatoon 3 on February 17, 2021, and will finally see it release about a year and a half later on September 9, 2022. It figures to be a big part of Nintendo’s lineup for the remainder of 2022 alongside titles like Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Fans that can’t wait until Wednesday can also check in the trailer embedded above to brush up on what we already know about Splatoon 3. Our insight is about to grow, however, as the Splatoon 3 direct promises to send us into a state of information overload. See you there.


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    August 8, 2022 9:10 AM

    Bill Lavoy posted a new article, Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct announced for this week

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      August 8, 2022 9:48 AM

      God damnit it’s not their anniversary or anything…

      It’s METROID’s!!!

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        August 8, 2022 11:40 AM

        We know there's a full fledged Prime remake basically done, and Dread's performance should have proven to Nintendo that the series is something they can invest in.

        Given the weakness of their lineup right now with Zelda's delay, it wouldn't surprise me to see them position that Prime remake as a holiday title, though if Prime 4 is further a way they may want to release it later to build anticipation for that.

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          August 8, 2022 1:27 PM

          I figure the Prime remake is a difficult thing to time seeing as how like you said, you'd want to release it close to P4, but not too close - you'd hate to cannibalize sales of your new game because people are still playing through your remake.

          Also I know there's tech hurdles and so forth but it still kinda blows my mind that this is like the one time we wish Nintendo would do a low effort dump of the games to the Switch and they won't.

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          August 8, 2022 1:40 PM

          What's wrong with their lineup? Xenoblade 3 just launched and Splatoon 3, Mario & Rabids 2, Bayonetta 3, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet coming this year.

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            August 8, 2022 2:02 PM

            Lets not forget Advance Wars once they decide to let it ship.

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            August 8, 2022 3:11 PM

            September/August is super stacked

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      August 8, 2022 12:38 PM

      All the UNFs!!!!

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