Splatoon 3: latest details, pictures, videos from the Squid Research Lab

Announced during the Nintendo Direct presentation in February 2021, Splatoon 3 was released on September 9th 2022 on Nintendo Switch. Just like they did before launch, the members of the Squids Research Lab. are planning to share some details, pictures, and videos about the upcoming content updates for the game.

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

Archives: February 10th to September 7th

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

December 9th

Planning to take part in the Big Run event this week-end? If yes, you better prepare yourself because the supplied weapons will be selected at random!

December 8th

If you take part in Big Run events, you can earn a badge alongside the usual rewards. It’s not granted to you based on your evaluation during a given shift, but simply by collecting a certain amount of Golden Eggs during a single shift and topping a high score. Don’t worry if you fail to get it during a Big Run event: you can always try and do better during the following one (that badge is common to all Big Run events).

November 30th

The Tentatek Splattershot is the 10th and final new Weapon variant set to go live alongside the Chill Season 2022 on November 30th/December 1st. It comes with the “Splat Bomb” Sub Weapon, and the “Triple Inkstrike” Special Weapon.

Also, with the latest update, you can now use Photo Mode in battle stages (in Recon). You can use that feature when playing with friends in private matches, with the player who created the room becoming the cameraman. Why not deepen your friendship with a photo session?

Also, the update introduced a new feature to the terminal at Grizzco Industries: you can now save “shift patterns’ (stage, Salmonids appearing, and special situations) into “Shift Scenarios”. You can then use those Shift Scenarios in private matches, and even train on specific scenarios as much as you like!

Shift Scenarios can be saved as codes, that you can then share with friends. By entering one at the terminal at Grizzco Industries, you can download the corresponding Shift Scenario to your game. You can use it to challenge your friends and compete for high scores with them, for example!

November 29th

Big Run is the name of a phenomenon where the Salmonids invade areas where Inklings and Octolings live. It is rumoured to occur once every few months. While a Big Run is ongoing, the stages normally used in regular battles become stages for Salmon Run!

The first Big Run will take place from December 9th (4PM PT / 7PM ET) / December 10th (12AM GMT / 1AM CEST / 9AM JST) to December 11th (4PM PT / 7PM ET) / December 12th (12AM GMT / 1AM CEST / 9AM JST). The stage will be Wahoo World!

Players who take part in a Big Run will receive a special reward: a decoration. Also, the teams that collect the most Golden Eggs during a Salmon Run shift (Top 50% for Bronze, Top 20% for Silver, and Top 5% for Gold) will earn an extra reward!

November 28th

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details and a video for some of the new content:

  • New Feature: starting with the Chill Season, the title and the artist of the song playing will be displayed at the bottom right corner of the screen at the beginning of battles. That way, you can easily identify your favourite songs, and talk about them with your friends!
  • Custom Splattershot Jr.; a variant of the Splattershot Jr., a weapon that every player had tried at least once. It comes with the “Torpedo” Sub Weapon, and the “Wave Breaker” Special Weapon.
  • Carbon Roller Deco: a variant of the Carbon Roller decorated with stickers. It comes with the “Burst Bomb” Sub Weapon, and the “Trizooka” Special Weapon.
  • Tableturf Battle: new cards will be added. Alongside the three new main Weapons, the new variants of existing Weapons will also get their own cards!

November 25th

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details and a video for some of the new content:

  • Luna Blaster Neo: a variant of the Luna Blaster with a matte black colour. It comes with the “Fizzy Bomb” Sub Weapon, and the “Ultra Stamp” Special Weapon.
  • Zink Mini Splatling: a variant of the Mini Splating created in collaboration with the Zink brand. It comes with the “Toxic Mist” Sub Weapon, and the “Big Bubbler” Special Weapon.

November 24th

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details and a video for some of the new content:

  • Forge Splattershot Pro: a variant of the Splattershot Pro created in collaboration with the Forge brand. It comes with the “Suction Bomb” Sub Weapon, and the “Booyah Bomb” Special Weapon.
  • New decorations for your locker, including some new stickers. Alongside familiar school items like school bags, lunchboxes, ring binders, there’s also stickers based on the new stages. Speaking of decorations, some of the t-shirts can now be folded by pressing the L stick! You can either have them stand up, or put them in stacks.

November 22nd

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details and a video for some of the new content:

  • Inkbrush Nouveau: a variant of the Inkbrush with a high quality tip. It comes with the the “Ink Mine” Sub Weapon, and the “Ultra Stamp” Special Weapon
  • Dapple Dualies Nouveau: a variant of the Dapple Dualies that offer a different playstyle. It comes with the “Torpedo” Sub Weapon, and the “Reefslider” Special Weapon.
  • New Gear: a new Season means new Gear to grab from the various shops in Splatsville! This is the perfect occasion for you to go with a new style!

November 21st

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details and a video for some of the new content:

  • New Catalogue: starting with the Chill Season, players will be able to get a better, more detailed look at the contents of new Catalogues. Alongside Banners, the new Catalogue will feature new locker decorations, lots new Gear, and more. You can check the contents of a Catalogue by selecting “Catalogue” from the main menu starting today!
  • Aerospray RG: a limited-edition, gold plated version of the Aerospray. The inking performances of this weapon are enhanced by the Sprinkler sub-weapon. As for the Booyah Bomb special weapon, it will wreak havok in the enemy’s base!
  • Slosher Deco: a standard Slosher decorated with various stickers. This version of the Slosher focuses on the main weapon, with the Angle Shooter sub-weapon allowing you to keep track and chase opponents you’ve already damaged, while the Zipcaster special weaponallows you to attack from high places.

November 18th

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details for some of the new content:

  • Marooner’s Bay (Salmon Run): the key aspect of this stage is the height difference between the large ship hull and the shore to the left and right. It’s pretty dangerous to stay down there for too long, so once you’ve collected the Golden Eggs, you really need to hurry back to the ship!

November 17th

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details and a video for some of the new content:

  • Snipewriter 5H: this new type of Charger fires ink hardened into wick-like projectiles. After fully charging it, each time you press the ZR button, you can fire 1 projectile at a time, up to 5 times. A single shot isn’t very powerful, but you can fire several projectiles in quick succession.
  • X Battle: starting with the 2022 Winter Chill Season, players looking for a challenge can take part in X Battles. Only players with a rank of S+0 or higher can participate in those battles with X Power on the balance. Don’t worry if this is too “hardcore” for you: you can still take part in Anarchy Battles even after the addition of X Battles. Also, players will be divided in two Leagues sponsored by local brands: Takoroka League for players from Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and Tentatek League for players in the Americas and Europe.

November 16th

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details and a video for some of the new content:

  • Flounder Heights: a returning stage from the original Splatoon. The area has been turned into a sustainable collective housing complex thanks to a major renovation project carried out by the local government, companies, and scientists. On this map, securing the rooftops is key. There are many places where you can climb up, so use this to your advantage when going on the offensive!
  • Wide Roller (Big Swig Roller): a new, lightweight roller with an exceedingly wide tip. With the Wide Roller, you can ink wide areas while using less ink than with other Rollers (making it perfect for inking on the go!). Bonus point: it can be swung quickly!

November 15th

The first major update for Splatoon 3 will add some fresh new content, including new stages, new weapons, and more. Here’s some details and a video for some of the new content:

  • Splattershot Nova: a shooter which combines good range and ease of use. Its basic accuracy and power leave a bit to be desired, but its has a rapid fire rate, and its accuracy does not go down even if you keep on firing it.
  • Brinewater Springs: a new Stage, set in a hot springs resort. At the start of battle, you need to go down a slope to reach the front lines, which means that when you go on the offensive and try to reach the enemy’s side, you will have to face a (literal) uphill battle! Successfully maneuvering around that slope will be key to victory on this stage.

Splatoon 3 (Switch) is now available worldwide.

Source: Squids Research Lab

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