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The great fax machine has spoken! During September 2022’s Nintendo Direct, Splatoon 3 briefly appeared with the Anarchy Splatcast crew announcing Splatoon 3’s first post-game launch Splatfest. Shiver, Frye, and Big Man are ready to party and want to know what team you’ll be repping.



From Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 5 p.m. PT | 8 p.m. ET to Sunday, September 25th, 2022 at 5 p.m. PT | 8 p.m. ET, Squids and Octos can battle it out by answering the big question, “What would you bring with you to a deserted island? Gear? Grub? Or fun?”



Watch out for the Spaltfest team pledge box later this month in Splatoon 3’s Splatsville hub (possibly the week of the 23rd). Until then, you have plenty of time to decide if you’ll be repping Team Gear (Shiver), Team Grub (Frye), or Team Fun (Big Man). And practice your moves on Hammerhead Bridge, as it’ll be the Splatfest’s Tricolor Turf War map (or at least one of ’em).

Speaking of Tricolor Turf Wars, the official Splatoon Twitter account did make a note of how often they’ll be appearing for this Splatfest (compared to the Splatfest World Premiere demo last month).



Plus, if you enjoyed the Splatfest World Premiere’s tunes, they’ll return too. In the meantime, the Squid Research Lab has got you covered by releasing a clip of Deep Cut’s “Fins in the Air”.



Of course, that wasn’t all during today’s Direct! We also got a sneak peek at some gear that’ll be included in a future update. No release date for that, sadly. But for now, just have fun in Splatsville with some good old battles, Salmon Run jobs, Tableturf card battles, and more!



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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?)