Available 09/09/2022

Splatoon 3

Ink up the Splatlands in the next Splatoon game!

Splatoon is back!

Squad up and ink your way to victory in Splatoon 3 for Nintendo Switch! Bucketloads of new stages, moves, weapons, modes and fashions await in a new, sun-soaked region.

New territory

Enter the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fuelled heart of this dusty wasteland.


Fashion is a key aspect of strategy for the trendsetters enjoying the Splatlands’ unique culture.


Battles rage in new stages located in Splatsville and the surrounding wilds, such as the hip hangout spot Eeltail Alley and the majestic Scorch Gorge.


Fresh moves!

Launch into battle using a mid-air “spawner”, perform a “squid roll” to leap and twirl out of the ink, and swim swiftly up ink-coated walls then jump out at the top with a “squid surge”!


Armed to the tentacles!

Experiment with new and modified weapons and special weapons, such as the bow-shaped Tri-Stringer and the scuttling Crab Tank.


All basic weapons from previous games will also make a return!

The next wave of Salmon Run

The Salmonid are back, and they've got some new surprises in store for the Inklings and Octolings in the co-op mode: Salmon Run! Use Egg Throw to make your job easier as you work together to splat new bosses, including the colossal King Salmonid.


Return of the Mammalians

Take control of Agent 3 and fight against the evil Octarian army alongside the New Squidbeak Splatoon in Splatoon 3's story mode. Discover the secrets of Alterna, the Fuzzy Ooze and how it connects to the mode's theme, "Return of the Mammalians".


Save Data Cloud is only compatible with offline play data.

Game specifications
Release date
No. of players
Up to 8 players
Supported languages
Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Supported play modes
TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.

Nintendo Switch Online
This game supports the following features:

Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

A paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online is required to use the Save Data Cloud. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

Local multiplayer requires one console and one copy of the software per player.