Splatoon 3 Direct Recap: 11 Things We Learned

August 11, 2022

Yesterday (10 August), the Splatoon 3 Direct happened and it covered and revealed a lot! But never fear – here’s a quick bulleted recap of all the news:

1. Stages:

  • Turf War 4v4 is back – new moves Squid Surge (jump up walls in a single move), Squid Roll (jump out of ink and change directions in a single move can repel ink if shining)
  • The Splatlands: Scorch Gorge, Eeltail Alley, Mincemeat Metalworks, Undertow Spillway, Hagglefish Market
  • Returning Greater Inkopolis: Museum D’Alfonsino, Hammerhead Bridge, Mahi-Mahi Resort
  • Also: Inkblot Art Academy, Sturgeon Shipyard MakoMart, Wahoo World
  • Plus more stages to be added in free updates#

2. Weapons

  • All weapons from previous games will be available
  • New: Stringers
  • New weapon type: Splatanas
  • Special Weapons:
    • Tacticooler (fridge with beverages that can temporarily boost certain abilities ie speed)
    • Wave Breaker (mark location and send waves of paint to destroy enemies)
    • Reefslider (Sliding, splitting and exploding)
    • Returning weapons: Tenta Missiles, Inkjet, Ink Storm, Ultra Stamp, Booyah Bomb
  • Weapons are now purchased not with currency but with licenses obtained by levelling up and using the same weapons consistently

3. Fashion

  • New headgear, clothing and shoes not only keep you looking fresh but also tweak your in-battle abilities

4. Lobby

  • Online Turf Wars
  • Anarchy Battles (Splat Zones, Tower Control, Rainmaker, Clam Blitz). Solo (series) or Team-based (Open)
  • Private Battles
  • Test Range – can warm up while waiting for rivals to join
  • Ghosts – online friends will appear as hologram-like Ghosts in the lobby and you can then join them online
  • Battle Replays – fast forward, or change to other players’ views and check out and even share the highlights of your previous battle
  • Locker Room – your space to express yourself with a unique a paint scheme, items (which can be purchased) and placement

5. Customisation & Updates

  • Splash screens (including banners, badges and titles)
  • Emotes – change up how your inkling wins
  • New catalogues to be released every three months for 2 years, plus new weapons too
  • X Battle & League Battle to be added in future updates
  • Major Paid DLC coming in the future

6. Table Turf Battle

  • A whole new game inside the game
  • 1v1 duelling card battler with shapes combining Splatoon and Tetris
  • Over 150 cards to collect and use
  • All players will be gifted and starter deck

7. Salmon Run: Next Wave

  • New Boss Salmonids (Slammin’ Lid, Big Shot)
  • New King Salmonid (Cohozuna)
  • New tank cannon actually fire golden eggs for massive damage
  • Big Run – Salmonids invade the city every few months

8. Story Mode – Return of the Mammalians

  • Agent 3 takes on the Octarian Army
  • Multiple stages and a great way to learn the game’s mechanics
  • The epic finale of the Splatoon story saga

9. Splatsville Extras

  • Illustrations can be posted (including verticals)
  • The concession stand will give you ability-boosting snacks
  • Photo mode (images taken can be posted or displayed in your locker)
  • Recon guide – visit any stage and familiarise yourself with the layout before a battle
  • Splatnet 3 (unique gear, Crusty Sean’s Wandercrust tour, mobile wallpapers and more on the Nintendo Mobile app)

10. Amiibo

  • Splatoon Amiibo will allow you to save gear combinations as ‘freshest fits’ making it easy to swap outfits
  • Unlock special gear and snap photos with Amiibo
  • Three new Amiibo -releasing winter (northern hemisphere)!

11. Deep Cut + Splatfests

  • Shiver, Frye and Big Man host the news programme Anarchy Splatcast
  • Get info from the trio via the sea-cucumber phone
  • Splatfests now feature three teams to choose from
  • Two halves – 1st (4v4 Turf War Battles), 2nd (Tri-color Tur War)
  • Splatfest World Premiere 27 August – pre-release (Theme: Rock, Paper, Scissors)


August 11, 2022

Like this website?

Building SUPER websites is our game

You May Also Like…


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *