Dive into a fresh new season of Splatoon 3 (and newly launched DLC)!

Fresh Season

Looking for the right time to jump into the Splatoon™ 3 game? Well, a new season is upon us—perfect for both seasoned vets and promising paralarvae* alike.

Fresh Season brings with it:

  • 2 newly added stages (Um’ami Ruins & Manta Maria)

  • 2 new Special Weapons (Kraken Royale & Super Chump)

  • 12 newly added weapon sets

  • The “Eggstra work” event for Salmon Run (Please stay tuned for more details!)

  • The debut of a new King Salmonid (Horrorboros) during the next Big Run event**. Mark your calendars because Big Run will take place March 3 at 4 p.m. PT to March 5 at 4 p.m. PT.

  • Ability to battle friends in Tableturf Battle**

  • A new seasonal catalog

  • A Jukebox which you can use to play some fresh tunes—check it out in the Lobby!

  • New and returning stuff in the shops

This content is part of a free update. Update your game on your Nintendo Switch™ system to access everything in the Fresh Season (internet connection required)!

Ah, but that’s not all the new stuff. Let’s break out a handy little section for the next part.

Wave 1 is out now

If you’ve been (metaphorically) glued to your Splatoon 3 news feed, you may have already heard about the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Inkopolis & Side Order DLC***. This paid DLC includes access to two waves of content, and the first is out right now!

Wave 1 is your ticket back to Inkopolis, the original hub city from the original Splatoon game. You’ll meet some familiar faces, see some familiar sights, and be able to catch a Squid Sisters concert during Splatfests. Wave 2 will add a new single-player campaign called Side Order…but you’ll learn more about that one a bit later!

Purchasers will also receive immediate access to “Battle-boosting bonuses,” which includes additional in-game currency and food/drink tickets.

Good luck out there, Inklings and Octolings.

*Fun fact: “Paralarvae” is a term that describes newly hatched squids or octopuses. Betcha weren’t expecting a science fact today.

**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Nintendo.com/switch-online. Games, systems, and Nintendo Switch Online memberships sold separately.

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

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