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The countdown to Splatoon 3’s launch continues! Today, the Squid Research Lab has released another report on the official Splatoon Twitter account. Focusing on the game’s special weapons, we’re getting some more info on a brand new one that was announced during last week’s Splatoon 3 Direct – the Tacticooler.

Inkling and Octolings can throw a power-up party with the Tacticooler. With teams of four, that means four cans of delicious beverages will be doled out and can give players “a variety of effects”, like “momentarily increasing speed.” Of course, that was all that was mentioned during the Splatoon 3 Direct. The Squid Research Lab’s report reveals another perk!



A faster respawn? That can certainly turn the tide if you’re splatted with 30 seconds to go in a Turf War match, or in Anarchy Battles (the “new” Ranked Battles) when the opposing team is ready to claim victory. And confirmation that the Tacticooler itself will double as a shield! As for how long these effects will last, we don’t know yet. You’ll be able to try out the Tacticooler for yourself when Splatoon 3 launches on Friday, September 9th. Or, all of us Squid- and Octokids will get really lucky and see it included in Splatoon 3’s Splatfest World Premiere happening on Saturday, August 27th.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)