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Tune in to the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct livestream to hear more about the game before it releases next month.

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The time has almost come for players to experience Splatoon 3, but before then, we have another Nintendo Direct. The Big N will be giving players a closer look at Splatoon 3 during a special 30 minute presentation. You can check out the August 10 Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct right here on Shacknews.

Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct – August 10

The Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. ET on August 10, 2022. Viewers can tune in to the presentation using the embedded video below or going directly to the Nintendo YouTube channel. In the event you can’t make it, keep your eyes tuned to Shacknews for news about the hottest announcements and reveals from the stream.

Fans of the Splatoon series will be pleased to hear that the livestream is slated to last for roughly 30 minutes. This is a half hour of news about a game players have been waiting a long time to get their hands on. There’s a good chance this will be the final presentation before release.

As for what to expect from the livestream, it’s really anyone’s guess. Nintendo may choose to give some more insight into the Salmon Run Next Wave mode, a sort of PVE horde mode. Players may also get more insight into the competitive side of Splatoon 3, including a closer look at the various weapons on offer.

No matter what’s revealed during the August 10 Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct, you can be sure you’ll hear about it on Shacknews. Keep a weathered eye trained on our Splatoon 3 page for exciting news and set your alarms, because the Splatoon 3 release date is almost upon us. Get your paint-covered hands on the game on September 9, 2022 on Nintendo Switch.

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    August 10, 2022 3:00 AM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Watch the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct livestream here

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      August 10, 2022 6:13 AM

      Battle Replays are a nice addition.

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        August 10, 2022 6:14 AM

        Also Switch graphics are really showing their age :/

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          August 10, 2022 9:06 AM

          I think it still looks good. Good art direction can make up for low polygon count.

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          August 10, 2022 10:08 AM

          Graphics don't really matter to me if the game's running 60fps (it is) BUT it looks like the 3-team splatfests are still limited to 8 players (2v2v4) which seems weird to me and I can't help but think that's related to switch's limitations.

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            August 10, 2022 10:10 AM

            nintendo is very bad at online 2v2v4 is a very small game, it's absolutely technically related.

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              August 10, 2022 10:41 AM

              You think? I mean 4v4v4 seems like it might be ridiculously hard to win as the “leader” group that spawns in the middle. It’d still be difficult 2v2v4. Being surrounded is tough to defend against.

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                August 10, 2022 11:54 AM

                Yeah 4v4v4 would need maps designed to be symmetrical for all three teams so maps would need to be bigger too, likely another switch limitation.

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                  August 10, 2022 1:17 PM

                  The maps in single player are huge. I think the game was designed around 8 clients and they figured out a way to make it work better for the mode rather than rip out the technical guts to make the game work for more players.

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            August 10, 2022 1:52 PM

            Just watched the Direct, it looks like they're trying to make a way that Splatfests don't devolve into steamrolls. There was no ranked matchmaking for the events, you'd just get teamed up ASAP based on which side everyone picked, so it could happen where one team would be so much better than the other that the games weren't close.

            Making it two rounds and the team that wins the first round be the one that gets ganged up on in the second seems to be a way to work around that. We'll see

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      August 10, 2022 9:04 AM

      Mostly more of the same with lots of extra flair. Not a bad thing. I really hope that they changed the online infrastructure so that your account moves with your switch. Right now your gear and ranking (wtf?) are tied to the switch, not your account.

      I may buy two copies so I can play with a kid/wife.

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        August 10, 2022 12:38 PM

        Yeah I actually came away more impressed than I was expecting. Tons of quality of life stuff, various ways to play with friends, the card battle game actually looks cool and will be fun to collect. I'm hoping the single player campaign is at least as long as the past titles.

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          August 10, 2022 1:01 PM

          Me too. I really wanted a new mode, but everything looked really good and I’m sure I’ll play this a bunch and enjoy the hell outta it.

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      August 10, 2022 10:12 AM

      I loved Splatoon 1, didn't play 2 and not sure about 3. I might have burnt out on the first one. lol

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        August 10, 2022 1:07 PM

        Splatoon 2 was excellent. I think the only thing the original did better was the final boss in the campaign mode, and that was one of the best bosses I've seen in any Nintendo game.

        Salmon Run PvE was also excellent and the first game offered nothing like it.

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      August 10, 2022 12:26 PM

      Oh man, biggest QOL improvement is that you don’t have to start the game listening to the map rotation! My largest gripe with splatoon. Load the game and wait 90 seconds while pressing a as fast as possible.

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        August 10, 2022 1:48 PM

        The intro the main thing that kept me from playing it more, same with the crazy long times to get to a game in Guilty Gea rStrive

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