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Splatoon 3: Release Date, Free Demo, and More

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Splatoon is all set to return with its brand-new installment Splatoon 3 which will be released on Nintendo Switch.

Furthermore, while the Splatoon 3 demo can now be downloaded, the Splatfest World Premiere is yet to come through.

 Here is everything you need to know.

Release date of Splatoon 3 and Splatfest World Premiere

Splatoon 3 is gearing up to launch on Nintendo Switch exclusively next month on the 9th of September. It will be released both physically and digitally. 

The game is now available to preorder on platforms such as Amazon, Walmart, GameStop , and other retailers.

Furthermore, Splatoon 3 demo Splatfest World Premiere is scheduled to drop on the 27th of August.

It will release around 09:00 am UK time. However, it is important to note that you will only be allowed to play online until later that evening when the event will end at 9 pm the same day.


More about the free Splatfest demo

Nintendo is all set to host a Splatfest World Premiere demo for free before the release of their latest game Splatoon 3.

You can now download the free demo which also allows you to play for the time being. Gamers are only permitted to gameplay a brief tutorial.

However, they can look around Splatsville which is the hub area in the game. They can customize their Inkling/Octoling and choose the Rock, Paper, or Scissors team they want to represent.

Regardless, after the release of the Splatfest event, the game will then let you compete with other players in Turf War which is a signature mode in Splatoon.

Moreover, the Splatfest World Premiere demo will mainly focus on demonstrating the game’s upcoming latest Tricolor Turf War battles.

Splatoon 3 will add three options. Hence, three teams might be seen in the game.

What are the new stages added to Splatoon 3?

Splatoon 3 will include 12 different multiplayer stages. Moreover, while some may be new others will consist of the refurbished maps from the first two Splatoon games. The full list of launch stages is mentioned below:

New stages

  • Scorch Gorge
  • Eeltail Alley
  • Hagglefish Market
  • Undertow Spillway
  • Mincemeat Metalworks

Returning stages

  • Hammerhead Bridge (Splatoon 1)
  • Museum D’alphonsino (Splatoon 1)
  • Mahi-Mahi Resort (Splatoon 1)
  • Inkblot Art Academy (Splatoon 2)
  • Sturgeon Shipyard (Splatoon 2)
  • Makomart (Splatoon 2)
  • Wahoo World (Splatoon 2)

Nevertheless, more stages will keep on adding as a part of post-launch updates which are also free.


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