Random: Great Scott! These Splatoon 3 Rewards Sure Look Familiar

Image: Universal Pictures Splatoon 3 channels all sorts of young and hip themes, but it seems the third entry has also taken some inspiration from a number of popular movies from the 1980s. Warning: potential spoilers ahead! As noticed by a number of Inklings and Octolings across multiple social media platforms, the latest outing has … Read more

Splatoon 3 Players Discover Sloshing Machine Exploit That Allows You To Splat Through Walls

Image: Nintendo The astronomical rise of Splatoon 3 was always going to result in players finding exploits in the game, but we didn’t think that one such problem would let you splat players through walls. Glance over Twitter, however, and it not only seems that this issue exists, but that players are using it to … Read more

Video: Get A Closer Look At Splatoon 3’s Upcoming amiibo

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube Ever since their first reveal during Splatoon 3’s dedicated August Direct, we have been eagerly awaiting news of the Splatland’s newest amiibo. Then, last week, things began to shift when an online listing seemed to suggest that the three interactive figures could be coming our way soon, and at … Read more

UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Gains Ground As Splatoon 3 Continues To Dominate

Image: Nintendo Splatoon 3 continues its dominance in the UK market (physically, at least) thanks to the latest charts data. The multiplayer sequel comes in at number one again, but right on its heels is none other than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Originally released back in April 2017 – over five years ago now – … Read more

Poll: The Next Splatoon 3 Splatfest Is Almost Here – Are You Team Gear, Grub, Or Fun?

Image: Nintendo / @SplatoonNA It’s nearly the weekend, but — more importantly — the next Splatoon 3 Splatfest is almost here! Revealed during the September 2022 Nintendo Direct, Deep Cut announced that we would all need to answer that crucial life question: “What would you bring to a deserted island?” It’s a hard one, especially … Read more

With Sales Outpacing Pokémon, Why Is Splatoon So Popular In Japan?

Image: Nintendo It happened almost overnight. One day in May 2015, Splatoon merch appeared everywhere in Japan. Baby inklings dangled from kids’ backpacks. Squid-girl stickers adorned pencil cases. Convenience stores advertised raffles for figurines, coffee cups, and Splatoon-branded bags. This explosion of Splat-swag was perhaps more of a surprise given that the Wii U sold … Read more

Splatoon 3 Players Labelled “Cheaters” For Abusing Special Weapons

Image: Nintendo / via Splatoon Wiki Splatoon 3 is a game where victory tastes extra sweet, especially when you can take on players online, and it hasn’t taken players very long to discover exploits within the game. And in Japan, some players are being called “cheaters” for abusing the ‘Tenta Missiles’ special weapon. Siliconera has … Read more

Splatoon 3’s Katana Turns My Squid Into A Ninja, And It Rules

Strike a pose before painting foes.Image: Nintendo Splatoon 3 is filled with an assortment of colorful weaponry. From guns that look like pencil sharpeners to paint buckets in the shape of bathtubs, Nintendo’s ink ‘em up has no shortage of personality, especially when it comes to your choice of paint-splattering equipment. But despite all the … Read more

Japanese Charts: Splatoon 3 Sells Another Half A Million Physical Copies

Image: Nintendo Newsflash — Splatoon 3 is still inking all over the charts in Japan (and everywhere, really!). Following last week’s bumper sales, this week’s Famitsu Japanese charts reveal that, despite an expected drop in sales, the third mollusc-based shooter has still managed to shift an incredible 506,610 physical units. That means physical sales for … Read more

The New Splatoon 3 amiibo Could Be Arriving Soon By The Looks Of It

Image: Nintendo Splatoon 3 has been out for a few weeks now, but one thing we’re still missing are the trio of brand new amiibo. As you might recall, in August Nintendo revealed Inkling (yellow), Octoling (blue) and Smallfry would be arriving at some point “this holiday”. If you’re wondering if these amiibo will be … Read more