Tighten up the hatches and be on the look for spoiled fish — Splatoon 3 has leaked ahead of schedule, dripping ink (content) all over the monitors of any sailor salty enough to crack it. That means that spoilers are in the wild and videos of the game’s single player mode are being uploaded to YouTube, though many are being taken down with copyright strikes.
While nobody can yet access the multiplayer meat of the game (which goes live on the day of release), that hasn’t stopped people dumping its files and cracking the game on PC several days before release. Splatoon 3 isn’t the only Nintendo title this year that faced such a fate — Xenoblade Chronicles 3 leaked ahead of release, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus was streamed on Twitch a full two weeks before it came out. Nintendo’s been dealing with broken street dates quite a bit this year, it seems.
Nintendo, notoriously litigious when it comes to YouTube and other social media sites, will likely take action against those uploading videos, though we can’t say for certain. Splatoon 3 officially releases this Friday, September 9th.
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