The Last Splatfest in Splatoon 2 Dictated The Direction Of Splatoon 3

The Last Splatfest in Splatoon 2 Dictated The Direction Of Splatoon 3 ...

Another round of 'Ask the Developer' has begun, this time with Splatoon 3, which is set to be released later this week. You can view the whole interview with the game's developers right here.

Seita Inoue, the game director, explained a rather surprising source of inspiration for Splatoon 2's final Splatfest event, Chaos vs. Order (yes, we know it wasn't the final final one, though).

If you remember, Chaos won over Order (poor Marina), and this development gave Inoue the inspiration for how to approach the third installment of the series:

"This title is set in the tense city of Splatsville, a crowded area with numerous historic structures. We chose chaos as the theme for this title because Team Chaos won the "Chaos vs. Order" Splatfest, the final online battle event in Splatoon 2.

Inoue stated that the team has no clue what the outcome of Splatoon 2's final Splatfest event would be, and even went so far as to state that they began considering how the game might play if 'Order' ended up winning. Personally, we're not so sure it would have turned out so fantastic!

When the game was first revealed back in February, it's great to get the entire confirmation from Inoue himself: the chastising direction of Splatoon 3 was still heavily hinted at:

"Here we see Splatsville, the recently discovered city of chaos. It has a dated feel yet seems densely populated. Splatsville's growth has increased rapidly since the last Splatfest a year and a half ago, even though its located far from Inkopolis."

If you missed it, make sure to check out our entire review of Splatoon 3, which we gave it a 9/10, despite the lack of a much-needed "new feature."

Are you excited to get a copy of Splatoon 3 later this week? Make sure to get your knickers ready and let us know in the comments!


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