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Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Side Order DLC Coming 22nd February

20 February 2024

New trailer reveals a splash of gameplay details

What do you do when you wake up in a world devoid of colour? Well, if you’re a resident of Inkopolis, you do whatever you can to paint the town pink (or blue or yellow or…). That’s the kind of spirit you’ll need to ascend the Spire of Order and brighten up your world in the single-player DLC* Side Order, the second wave of the Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass for Splatoon 3 on Nintendo Switch, arriving 22nd February.

Before you leave your mark all over the stark white ruins of this once-bustling town, check out the Overview Trailer to get you up to speed:

In Side Order, you play as Agent 8, a resident of Inkopolis who wakes up in a new “world of order,” where the colour spectrum goes from white to… a little less white to… kinda grey to… well, that’s pretty much it. What’s an Octoling to do? Figure out how to bring a little colour back into the picture, that’s what! Alongside a drone who claims to be Off the Hook member Pearl, Agent 8 must battle to the top of the Spire of Order against hordes of surprising enemies and obstacles.

On each floor of the Spire there are objectives that change each time you make an attempt, and they get harder the higher you climb. Objectives may include defeating enemies, securing specific areas for a set amount of time, and overcoming other skill-testing challenges. Use the color chips you receive to customize your Palette to your liking with enhancements such as increased firing speed, raised damage output and more. Fail to reach the top and you'll have to start over – but the color chips you collect will be converted into a currency that can be exchanged for some permanent and helpful upgrades. Those upgrades might just give you a fighting chance of reaching the top next time around.

Designed to be replayed over and over as you update Agent 8 with powerful (and colourful) abilities, Side Order is a fun, challenging way to level up your Splatoon skills, for newcomers and vets alike.

And those skills will have to be sharp because a new Splatoon 3 “Fresh Season” launches 1st March. This season brings with it new multiplayer stages, such as the “Marlin Airport” battle stage and the “Bonerattle Arena” Salmon Run stage, new weapons like brella and dualies variants and additional new items like the Fizzbang that can be used during Splatfests**. You can check out the new Fresh Season trailer right here:

You can purchase the Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass right now to get ready for the 22nd February launch.

*Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately. Content will be available as it is released.

**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 unless cancelled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.