When the Nintendo Switch competitive ink-shooter launches this summer, Splatoon 3 will bring back the series popular multiplayer events known as Splatfests. They'll instead choose from one of three sides (e.g., sci-fi vs. fantasy, vampires vs. werewolves). And they'll ultimately battle for dominance in a three-team, 4v2v2 match called the Tricolor Turf War.
During a Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday, Nintendo revealed the first Splatfest coming to Splatoon 3. It'll be rock vs. paper vs. scissors, and will begin on August 27 as part of a Splatoon 3 demo coming to Switch in the summer of the games' full release.
The three teams will compete in four-v-2 Turf War battles in the first half. The second half will feature three-team Tricolor Turf War battles, a new mode where three teams fight at the same time. Can the first-place team defend themselves in this unique 4-v-2-v-2 match type?
It looks and sounds chaotic, and it seems to be a fun twist on the Splatoon Splatfest formula.
The Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere demo will be available on August 25. Competitors may practice their Splatoon skills for a couple days before entering the new three-way Splatfest, which will begin on August 27.
Marina and Pearl hosted previous Splatfests in Splatoon 2, but in Splatoon 3, the Deep Cut Trio is a three-creature team called Frye, Shiver, and Big Man (a manta ray). The most recent Splatfest, held in Splatoon 2, took place more than three years ago.
Splatoon 3 will be released on Nintendo Switch on Sept. 9th. Later this month, Nintendo will release a Splatoon 3-themed Switch OLED model (that does not include a copy of the game).