Splatoon 3: all the details, pictures, videos from the official Twitter account

Announced during the Nintendo Direct presentation in February 2021, Splatoon 3 will be released this September on Nintendo Switch. Just like they did for Splatoon 2, the members of the Squids Research Lab. are planning to share some details, pictures, and videos on the official Twitter account.

And on this page, you will find everything they share in one place! Naturally, we will keep updating this page as soon as something new is shared, so make sure to keep checking back!

Here’s a YouTube playlist with all the videos in one place:

July 1st

The latest report from the Squid Research Lab covers 3 different topics:

  • Splatoon 3 features a new type of eye colour. You can now have eyes with three different colours!

These player-selectable, triple-tone peepers are unique to the Splatlands!

  • Alongside new ones, Splatoon 3 will feature all customisation options from past games (bottoms, hairstyles, eyebrows, eye colors, skin colors, etc.). Naturally, you can mix old and new options to create your perfect Inkling / Octoling!

Between new features and returning favourites, players will have more options than ever to create characters that express their individual styles.

  • a returning brand is showcases: Zekko!

One more update—a report from the Fashion Desk on Zekko! Known for stylish, functional, street-savvy gear, Zekko isn’t just for skaters. It’s for skaters, punks, skate punks, crust punks, gutter punks, punk punks, skater skaters, and grandmas. That’s NOT a typo—my nana can ollie.

June 29th

The latest report from the Squid Research Lab is about the new types of eyebrows found in Splatoon 3!

It seems that Inklings and Octolings now have full eyebrow autonomy. In other words, you can literally browse brows!

June 27th

The latest report from the Squid Research Lab introduces the Blaster class!

As the name implies, blasters eject ink that explodes at a distance. This allows for advanced tactics such as “totally splatting campers who are hiding behind walls”.

We even get a look at two weapons from that class: the Range Blaster and the Luna Blaster!

The Range Blaster is a powerful weapon that can fully coat an opponent in ink from any range…but it fires…so…so…slowly.

With a rapid fire rate and explosive ink coverage, the Luna Blaster is great for close combat. And it’s see-through! The new design is so hot that it’s hard to find at stores.

June 24th

The latest report from the Squid Research Lab reveals that Off The Hook are back in Splatoon 3.

Right now, Pearl and Marina are on a world tour, and it appears that they have scouted some unknown but talented musicians to form a band called “Damp Socks feat. Off The Hook”. You will get to hear their songs during battles!

While on tour, Off the Hook seems to have scouted a few new members and reformed as an act calling itself “Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook”.

Here’s the first single of that band, Candy-Coated Rocks:

You’re listening to “Candy-Coated Rocks,” the latest from Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook. Our audio anthropologist says Marina’s subtle piano work wraps around the guitar like an eel wrapping itself around whatever eels wrap themselves around (she’s not an eel scientist).

June 22nd

The latest report from the Squid Research Lab introduces 4 new hairstyles found in Splatoon 3:

Check out these four new hairstyles for Inklings and Octolings! Well, they’re tentacles to be exact, but let’s not split hairs.

June 20th

Today’s report from the Squid Research Lab introduces another brand… Annaki!

Squid Research Lab Fashion Desk here with new imagery of the latest from Annaki. Incorporating punk vibes into prêt–à–porter, everyday gear is the secret sauce that keeps Annaki’s stuff flying off the shelves. We hear the long-sleeve tees sell out the day they’re released!

June 17th

Today’s report from the Squid Research Lab introduces a brand new stage: Undertow Spillway!

Undertow Spillway is a former flood bypass located deep under Splatsville. Abandoned for years, it surged in popularity after it was renovated into a stage for Turf War batlles!

June 15th

The latest report from the Squid Research Lab is about fashion in Splatoon 3!

The Splatlands are knee deep in legwear, with a robust array of colours, patterns, and styles. From distressed to dashing and hip to drip, you’ll surely find a perfect match with your fave gear and hair!

June 13th

Today’s update introduces another class of weapons making their comeback in Splatoon 3: the Splatling class!

Squid Research Lab Weapons Division here, checking in with our latest findings on splatlings. These heavy-duty weapons are designed to charge up and then unleash a torrent of rapid-fire ink. They usually don’t offer much in the way of mobility, but when they hit, they hit.

To be precise, we get a look at two weapons: the Hydra Splating and the Heavy Splatling!

First up, the Hydra Splatling! It uses compressed air to blast ink at an extremely high pressure. All that pressure takes time to build (note to self: we should learn the scientific formula to calculate this), but the resulting inksplosion is worth it. This one is heavy!

Speaking of heavy, how about the Heavy Splatling? The new model offers a frame to support the tank and valves, making it easier to refill. Because you know how expensive printer ink is, right? Well, this ink costs—Whoa. I don’t actually know how much. I smell a research grant!

June 10th

Today’s update introduces another returning brand… SquidForce!

Squid Research Lab Fashion Desk here with a report on SquidForce. It’s the official brand of Turf War battles, and it has put the functional-fashion world on notice with an updated Splattershot design! Next on the list? Making conservation even cooler with upcycled T-shirts.

June 8th

Today’s update introduces enemy Octolings (and their superior hair)!

See this confident cephalopod? That’s an enemy Octoling, and all potential Agent 3s should keep an eye out for them. They can move and attack just like you! The only difference? They have better hair.

June 6th

Today’s update introduces another class of weapons found in Splatoon 3: the Slosher class!

Far from being glorified buckets, sloshers are tactically advanced weapons that allow precise targeti— Ah…excuse me. I’m being told by the Bucket Logistics department that sloshers ARE glorified buckets.

We get to see two such weapons: the Tri-Slosher and the Explosher!

Nevertheless, behold the Tri-Slosher! This bucket weapon has three compartments, allowing a multidirectional splat with great coverage. And it seems the bucket-like design has been updated! It’s more…buckety…somehow. Help—the word “bucket” has lost all meaning!

Before I visit Linguistics to see if they can help me forget the word “bucket,” let me show off the heavy-duty Explosher. It fires exploding ink and it looks REALLY tough. There’s a psychological advantage to showing up to a Turf War battle with nothing but a scary bucket!

June 3rd

Today’s update introduces another returning brand: Tony Kensa!

You know Toni Kensa for its stylish yet rugged and accessible gear, but did you know the brand has a new lead designer and creative director? Well…it does! And they’re busy with a new line that’s sure to make a splash.

May 30th

Today’s update showcases Alterna, the mysterious place where Return of the Mammals (the Single-Player campaign) takes place:

We’ve identified several mysterious structures in the space known as Alterna. They’re not complete, so we can’t identify them.

May 28th

Today’s update introduces a new band: Front Roe!

Calling themselves Front Roe, this melodic pop-punk group has kids and squids (and Octolings) everywhere waving their tentacles along to the rhythm.

Here’s one of their songs, Sea Me Now:

May 27th

Today’s update introduces the Enperry brand!

The Enperry brand will be returning in Splatoon 3, offering playful and vibrant pieces like the Battlecrab Shell and Retro Framers pictured here. With a reputation for fresh collabs, this brand is worth keeping a close eye on.

May 25th

Today’s update introduces Medals!

Do you like being recognized for doing a good job? Sure—we all do! It seems that Splatoon 3 has a new system for bestowing post-match recognition in fun categories.

May 23rd

Today’s update introduces the Roller class of weapons, and more specifically the Splat Roller and the Dynamo Roller!

[Check out the video called “Roller class” in the playlist above!]

Squid Research Lab here, rolling out a report on rollers! These versatile weapons can lay down a wide path of ink on the ground or fling it forward for a more traditional attack.

Let’s take a look at the Splat Roller. This is an easy-handling roller that’s a great introduction to the “rolling life.” But make no mistake—it’s plenty capable, especially if you can master both horizontal and vertical swings.

For the advanced user, behold the Dynamo Roller! This heavyweight weapon swings more slowly than other rollers but offers more inkpower. Horizontal and vertical swings practically blanket the area with ink, making it a truly formidable flinger! And roller. It’s still a roller.

May 20th

Today’s update introduces another brand: Forge!

We’re testing the new Airflow & Hustle Jacket from Forge with built-in ventilation! Perfect for heated battles in the Splatlands and staying cool at all times.

May 18th

Today’s update is about the Octarian and their new (hairy) haircuts:

Octarians now seem to be sporting magnificent manes of hair. But don’t let those good locks fool you – warm ‘n’ fuzzy Octotroopers are still deadly!

May 16th

Today’s update is about a new sub weapon introduced in Splatoon 3: the Angle Shooter!

[Check out the video called “Angle Shooter” in the playlist above!]

The Angle Shooter is as direct as they come. This new sub-weapon shoots a straight line into the distance that bounces off surfaces. Enemies who touch the line are marked and take damage, helping you pin them down to splat with your main weapon!

May 13th

Today’s update is about the Tentatek brand!

The popular brand Tentatek has updated many of its classic designs with more recyclable and planet-friendly materials. And all this without making a dent in its fresh factor!

May 9th

Today’s update is all about the Charger class, with a specific focus on the Splat Charger, Classic Squiffer, and E-liter 4K.

Squid Research Lab back with a report on “charger” weapons. We’ve been saving this one for a while and building up power. And that’s exactly how these weapons work! Press and hold ZR patiently for a powerful shot that can hit faraway targets. Let’s see some examples.

This is the Splat Charger, a balanced weapon with good range and medium charge time. Our game-theory experts say that if you can attain the high ground with one of these, you’re “going to go all splat-a-tat-tat on the other team.” Is game theory science? We’re no longer sure.

Next up is the Classic Squiffer. It’s a lightweight charger that charges so quickly we hesitate to even call it a charger! (But to be technically correct, we will continue to do so.) It doesn’t have great range, but rewards a dynamic play style with plenty of stop-and-pop action.

Finally, we have the E-liter 4k. This is the granddaddy of the chargers—a weapon with massive range that takes a long time to charge and consumes tremendous amounts of ink. It’s not for everyone, but in the right hands, it can be devastating.

[Check out the video called “Charger class” in the playlist above!]

May 6th

Today’s update introduces Banners and a new Gear brand!

Inhabitants of the Splatlands use these colourful banners to show off their style – and not just in battles! They’re visible in a variety of settings and fully customisable based on gameplay.

Barazushi is a new clothing brand known for high-quality performance gear…like this hoodie made of ultra-fine sponges.

May 2nd

Today’s update introduces one of the weapon classes in Splatoon 3: Shooters! More specifically, we get a look at three weapons from that class: Splattershot, Splattershot Jr., and .96 Gal! Also, the Squid Research Lab reveals that all basic weapons from past games will be available in Splatoon 3 at launch!

On the surface, “shooter” weapons are pretty straightforward, but the range of functions and features these weapons possess is quite impressive indeed!

Some see the Splattershot as an entry-level shooter, but it boasts above-average performance in several areas. The latest Splatsville iteration features a new frame that offers added resilience and ease of maintenance.

This beauty is the .96 Gal – a high-impact, long-range weapon that packs a major punch. The ink tank has been modified to Splatlands specifications, and the barrel is sourced from a water-purification device. Talk about a clean shot!

The Splattershot Jr. is far from a child’s toy. It may not be the strongest or most accurate weapon, but it excels at rationing ink – ideal for expanding turf!

[Check out the video called “Shooters class” in the playlist above!]

April 28th

Today’s update is about one of the new Special Weapons: the Triple Inkstrike!

The Triple Inkstrike is a modified version of a weapon originally discovered in Inkopolis. Observe how a user can group ink strikes closely…or space them out strategically.

[Check out the video called “Triple Inkstrike” in the playlist above!]

April 27th

Today’s update is about one of the brands found in Splatoon 3!

The brand Takoroka has updated its legacy Arrows shoes. The new Arrows are lighter and more flexible with added ventilation.

April 25th

Today’s update shares details about another new weapon: the Ink Vac!

We’ve identified another new weapon—the formidable Ink Vac! This special device is equipped with a massive nozzle capable of inhaling the ink from an enemy’s attack and sending it back via a powerful counterattack.

The Ink Vac is equipped with a massive nozzle capable of inhaling the ink from an enemy’s attack and sending it back via a powerful counterattack. The more attacks it inhales, the more powerful the Ink Vac becomes! This is the sort of weapon that could provide security for an entire squad!

[Check out the video called “Ink-Vac” in the playlist above!]

April 22nd

This update shares details about a new type of weapon, as well as fashion!

We’ve obtained imagery of a new class of weapon known as the stringer. It seems stringers can fire ink horizontally or vertically depending on whether they are fired while standing or jumping. Either way, a simple press of ZR is all it takes to start splatting.

Behold! We’ve captured footage of a stringer type weapon. This is the Tri-Stringer, which can fire in three directions simultaneously and unleash charged shots that briefly freeze before exploding. Our lab is hoping to obtain one of these for further p̶l̶a̶y̶ research.

[Check out the video called “Tri-Stringer” in the playlist above!]

Now for the Squid Research Lab Fashion Report! Far from being frivolous, fashion is a key aspect of Inkling and Octoling strategy. It seems the only rule for fashion in the Splatlands is that there are no rules! We’re seeing all kinds of experimental new styles. For example…

The brand Krak-On is known for canvas sneakers, but now it appears to be offering shirts and hoodies with a vintage look. And this retro gear is far from outdated when it comes to supplementing one’s abilities—we’re keeping a close eye on the latest offerings. For science.

April 5th

Use your abilities as a squid to get a leg/tentacle up on the opposing team!

-Move faster than a humanoid by swimming through your ink
-Reload your weapon while submerged in your ink
-Hide/ambush opponents by diving into your ink
– Quickly swim up walls and get a height advantage

When Inklings and Octolings are competing they use a wide selection of ink-based weapons. These designs might seem unusual, but whether it’s a Splattershot, a Slosher, a Brella, or something else, they’re up to the task of delivering the ink!

February 10th

Squid Research Lab is excited and more than a little scared to reveal the existence of a King Salmonid. This unfathomably terrifying creature can be scientifically described as “ginormous.” We hope to release more details soon.

Splatoon 3 (Switch) comes out on September 9th worldwide.

Source: Squids Research Lab (Twitter)



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