Splatoon 3: Release Date, Free Demo, and More

Splatoon is set to return with a new installment, Splatoon 3, coming to Nintendo Switch.

Also, the Splatoon 3 demo is now available for download, but the Splatfest World Premiere has yet to go.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Splatoon 3 and Splatfest World Premiere Release Dates

Splatoon 3 is gearing up for a Nintendo Switch exclusive release next month, September 9th. It will be released both physically and digitally.

The game is now available for pre-order on platforms like Amazon, Walmart, GameStop and other retailers.

Also, the Splatoon 3 demo Splatfest World Premiere will be released on August 27th.

It will be released around 09:00 AM UK time. Please note, however, that you can only play online until late that evening, when the event ends at 9pm on the same day.

Learn more about the free Splatfest demo

Nintendo will be holding a free Splatfest World Premiere demo before the release of their latest game, Splatoon 3.

You can now download a free demo that you can play for the time being. Gamers can only play the simple tutorial.

But they can tour Splatsville, the hub of the game. You can customize your Inkling/Octoling and choose the Rock, Paper or Scissors team you want to represent.

Nevertheless, after the launch of the Splatfest event, the game will allow you to compete against other players in Splatoon’s signature mode, Turf War.

Additionally, the Splatfest World Premiere demo will primarily focus on demonstrating the game’s latest upcoming Tricolor Turf War battles.

Splatoon 3 adds three options: So you will see three teams in the game.

What are the new stages added to Splatoon 3?

Splatoon 3 includes 12 different multiplayer stages. Also, some may be new, while others consist of refurbished maps from the first two Splatoon games. Here’s the full list of release stages:

new step

  • scotch canyon
  • eel tail alley
  • Haggle Fish Market
  • undertow ditch
  • minced meat metal factory

return phase

  • Hammerhead Bridge (Splatoon 1)
  • Museum Dalphonsino (Splatoon 1)
  • Mahimahi Resort (Splatoon 1)
  • Inkmul Art Academy (Splatoon 2)
  • Sturgeon Shipyard (Splatoon 2)
  • Markomat (Splatoon 2)
  • Wahoo World (Splatoon 2)

Nevertheless, more steps will continue to be added as part of the free post-launch update.


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