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As Splatoon 3’s release inches ever closer, we’re seeing more exciting details on the game reported directly from the Squid Research Lab. This time, we’re given a closer look at some returning, fan-favorite weapons.

First introduced in Splatoon 2, Dualies are a primary weapon type that allow users to Dodge Roll during use. As the name suggests, the user dual-wields two pistol-like weapons. The official Splatoon Twitter account has confirmed two returning Dualie weapons: Splat Dualies, which allow for two consecutive Dodge Rolls, and Dapple Dualies, a short-range option that allows for speedier dodging.



Nintendo has previously confirmed that “all the basic weapons from previous games will be available in Splatoon 3,” so if Dualies aren’t your go-to, rest assured that your weapon of choice will be available.

Last week, we saw the reveal of a new stage in Splatoon 3 known as Mincemeat Metalworks, as well as a special edition Nintendo Switch OLED and Pro Controller themed around the upcoming game.

Splatoon 3 launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on September 9th, 2022.

Don’t forget to secure your copy of the game! You can check out a list of retailers you can order from in our pre-order guide.


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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!