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Put on your fanciest finery for Frosty Fest in Splatoon 3!

10 January 2024

It’s time to get stylish! According to our research, a wave of dapperness is on the horizon. It’s true, my science squad: We’re witnessing the return of Frosty Fest!

Frosty Fest is a special in-game event when Inklings and Octolings get dressed to the nines (or is that ‘eights’ for Octolings?) and participate in a holiday-themed Splatfest*. Consider this your invitation to the frostiest party in town!

You’re invited

When: Saturday, 13th January at 11:00 a.m. AEDT to Monday, 15th January at 10:59 a.m. AEDT (Pst! The Sneak Peek is going on right now!)

Dress code: Squidness Casual**

Question to answer: Who do you spend the holidays with? Friends, family, or solo?

Oh, and both Splatsville and Inkopolis Plaza will be getting Frosty Fest makeovers—after all, this amount of dapperness can’t be contained by just one city! As a reminder, you’ll need the Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass DLC*** to hop between cities.

To fast-track your fashion options, there are some free in-game gear items. Look for the Frosty Fest news article on your Nintendo Switch system and follow the instructions to claim your items. Once you do, you can retrieve them from the terminal in the in-game Lobby.****

Items include:

  • Golden Gala Masque

  • Octopearl Crown

  • Coral Wreath

  • Dapperdasher Hat

  • Frosty Fest Splashtag Banner

(Please make sure that you either have the game card inserted or the digital version of the game on your system.)

We hope you enjoy this festive time!


*Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. https://www.nintendo.com.au/switch-online

**Eh, you can actually equip any gear you want. We just like saying “squidness casual.”

***Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

****To receive the in-game item, please make sure that you have the latest version of the game. If necessary, you can update your game by highlighting the game icon from the Home Menu, pressing the + Button, and selecting Software Update. Internet connection required.