Splatoon 3 is the third entry in the Splatoon series. It features new gamemodes, maps, weapons, and other new features. Additionally, the game features two add-on singleplayer campaigns: The Grizz Chronicles and The Great Turf War, as well as a DLC expansion pack called Jelly Heist.
The game will debut new music tracks, along with old ones that will return through Off the Hook Records. New bands consist of Flash Flood and Squid Surfers.
The qPhone is the latest piece of technology from the developers of the CQ-80. It comes in various models depending on your species.
Using your qPhone, you can watch the news broadcast, listen to the music you want to listen to in battle, choose your Splatfest team, as well as receive alerts on when your order from Quilla has arrived. Additionally, it can be used to teleport to locations instantly. It is activated by pressing X in Inkopolis Airport.
Inkopolis Airport has become the hottest place for Inklings, Octolings, and Jellylings alike to participate in Turf Wars. Here, you can shop, grab a quick bite, and take flights to battles!
The airport contains three terminals. 2 are explorable, while one is dedicated to being the battle lobby.
Deca Terminal is where you go to play in matches and various gamemodes, as well as local play.
The Shoreline consists of many shops. Here you can buy gear, as well as a quick bite to go!
|Ammo Knights is a shop in The Shoreline that sells weapons. It is run by Sheldon, who returns from the previous games. This time, there is an option to completely skip his dialogue.|
|Head Quarters is a shop in The Shoreline that sells hats. It is run by Glenna, the lead singer of the Chirpy Chips.|
|Ye Scallywag's Shirt Outpost is a shop in The Shoreline that sells shirts. It is run by a Jellyfish named Captain Jello, who speaks and dresses like a pirate. The store is themed after a pirate ship.|
|Puffer Pants is a shop in The Shoreline that sells pants. It is run by a Pufferfish named Puffy, who puffs up in satisfaction whenever you make a purchase.|
|Shrimped-Up Kicks is a shop in The Shoreline that sells shoes. It is run by a Prawn named Trusty Shaun, Crusty Sean's cousin.|
|Shoreline Salon is a shop in The Shoreline that sells hairstyles. The hairstyles shown are different depending on your character's species and can be unlocked with levels. It is run by Aunt Flow.|
Flank N' Tank
|Flank n' Tank is a shop in The Shoreline that sells ink tanks. It is run by a militaristic shark named General Sharkbait, who participated in the Great Turf War. The store is themed after the Great Turf War, and wars overall. On the walls, we can see old military gear, weaponry, pictures, and propaganda posters.|
Off the Hook Records
|Missing the old, nostalgic feeling from the old bands in Splatoon 1 and 2?! Well, you've come to the right place! Off the Hook Records sells music that you can play during battle, including songs from Splatoon and Splatoon 2! You can play purchased music on your qPhone.|
|The Crust Bucket has now become a restaurant in the airport. Like always, it is run by Crusty Sean. It sells seanwiches, which boosts your money & XP gain, as well as drinks that give you a higher chance of getting the ability you want on your gear. A new item on the menu, however, is fries.
Fries reduce the cost of items you buy, but only for a certain number of items. Bigger sized fries will mean more reduced costs on more items.
|Padre Paints is run by the familiar isopod known as Iso Padre, who has escaped the Deepsea Metro after it began to collapse. Iso Padre will sell you weapon skins.|
|Here, you can play various arcade games, such as Squid Beatz 3. Do well enough in them and you'll win tickets that you can spend on exclusive prizes!|
|Though not an official shop, a new sea urchin has popped up named Quilla. Like the other sea urchins, she can order gear for you, as well as scrub ability slots and add ability slots or ability chunks to gear. Additionally, Quilla can change the sub and special of your weapon in any way you like, but there's a price to it.|
|Before or during a Splatfest, Murch will open up a Splatfest Kiosk. Not only can you choose your Splatfest team here, but you can also purchase limited-time exclusive gear depending on which team you chose.|
Grizzco is now run by C.Q. Cumber, who has escaped from the Deepsea Metro. He's made the working conditions for Salmon Run much safer, but that doesn't mean it's no longer dangerous!
DJ Octavio has been ousted from power for his many failures. A new leader has risen up, desperate to keep the Octarian legacy alive: Dr. Octane. Under his leadership, the Octarians have become much more powerful and have even discovered human technology that they could use to their advantage. A war is coming...
Inside the crowded airport, a disguised Callie and Marie await, waiting for the right person to recruit. The other agents: Agent 3, Agent 4, and Agent 8 are all occupied with fighting against the Octarians on the tropical Octo Isles. The Squid Sisters, desperate to find help, decide to recruit you as Agent 5 of the New Squidbeak Splatoon.
As you venture through the Octo Isles, you will discover many things about the world of Splatoon's history, including the downfall of the humans, the Salmonids and more.
Unlike the previous campaigns, levels are more open and are not just narrow platforms floating in a skybox.
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The Grizz Chronicles
Discover the mystery behind Mr. Grizz! Why is he doing this, and why did he need the golden eggs? Play as Callie and Marie for the first time and investigate what Mr. Grizz is really doing in this Salmon Run-focused story prequel.
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The Great Turf War
Experience the Great Turf War! Play as a younger Cap'n Cuttlefish, General Sharkbait, and DJ Octavio as you dive deep into Splatoon's lore.
Deep in the ocean are the hiveminds.... perhaps they're bigger threats than the Octarians. Work with 3 other players to clear through dungeon-styled levels as you work with the Inkopolis Government to free the Jellyfish, who have become hostile as of late.
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Salmon Run has been drastically changed from Splatoon 2. Most Salmonid Bosses have been replaced, with the new ones being based off Splatoon 3's Special Weapons instead. Additionally, Grizzco is reportedly under new management and is now ran by C.Q. Cumber.
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Variants of main weapons have been removed, and there is instead a new feature that allows you to choose the sub and special of your weapon. You can talk to Quilla to do this, but it comes with a price. Weapons will have default sets if you can't afford to change them.
NEW WEAPON TYPES:
- Stampers - A hammer-like weapon that functions similarly to a real-life stamp. Hold ZR to stamp your weapon, creating a large square of ink in that area, as well as a wave (this cannot target people above you however). Press ZR in midair to quickly slam your stamp back onto the ground, creating an explosion and a larger square of ink, but no wave. Double pressing ZR will send out a wave(s) of ink that can be used as a ranged attack. This attack can be used to hit enemies above you.
- Splattering Cans - Flamethrowers that resemble watering cans and spray ink mist. Hold ZR to spray mist. The mist will condense and ink turf. Spraying mist at opponents will trap them in mist. The mist will continue to stick with your opponents and damage them, but will slowly fade out unless you spray more mist at them. Additionally, pressing ZR + B will throw your current Splattering Can, giving you a new one. The old one will become a mist bomb that explodes into mist. However, this attack uses lots of ink and you may not be able to do it if you don't have enough.
- See Splatoon 3 (Bearjedi)/Weapons for main weapons.
|Splat Bomb||Returns from the previous two games.|
|Suction Bomb||Returns from the previous two games. This bomb can stick to surfaces and stays in place.|
|Curling Bomb||Returns from Splatoon 2.|
|Autobomb||Returns from Splatoon 2. This bomb seeks out enemies before exploding. However, this time, they can be shot at and destroyed.|
|Ink Mine||A mine that is triggered if an enemy enters its radius, causing an explosion of ink. No longer applies a tracking effect, but deals more damage. Additionally, it can be triggered by ink.|
|Boost Bomb||Boost Bombs don't do damage, but instead knock back enemies. Additionally, you can use this to propel yourself into the air, but you cannot do this to teammates.|
|Fizzy Bomb||A bomb that you can hold to charge up. The longer it's charged, the more explosions it will create.|
|Ink Refill||You can throw and place ink refills for teammates to use. However, this doesn't affect the enemy team.|
Ink Tank Jr.
|+10% ink capacity||"Those newbies are gonna be shooting out a lot of ink. Why not give 'em more?" -General Sharkbait|
|+5% ink capacity |
+5% ink recovery
|"Perfectly balanced. As all things should be." -General Sharkbait|
|Hero Tank Replica||+7% ink recovery |
+3% ink capacity
|"When fighting the Octarians, your ink management's gotta be on par." -General Sharkbait|
- All previous weapon variants have been changed to weapon skins.
- This includes all variants from Splatoon and Splatoon 2.
- Local play is now accessed through the regular battle lobby.
- Unlike the previous games, you'll see more species around in the hub world and maps, not just Jellyfish.
- Inkopolis Airport and the maps will go through day/night cycles, regardless of whether a Splatfest is going on or not. However, during Splatfest, the maps and airport will stay at nighttime.
- The denizens of the deep from Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion can be found sitting around in the airport.
- "This way!" has been changed to "Over here!"
- Two new commands: "Let's go!" and "Help me!"
- News broadcasts can be completely skipped.
- Sheldon's dialogue can now be completely skipped, not sped up.
- Salmon Run
- Downed players can now put eggs in the basket.
- Now or Never! now plays in Ranked Battles.