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Nintendo has shared details on the next Splatfest for Splatoon 3. This time around, it’s asking something a little more thought-provoking than usual.

Nintendo is asking players to consider what is most important to them of three things: the money, the fame, or the love? Players will be able to weigh in from August 12 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET to August 14 at the same time.

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Splatoon 3 update 4.1.0

Nintendo has announced another big update for Splatoon 3, with the game expected to move up to version 4.1.0. Per usual, we have the patch notes as well.

Once again, many adjustments are planned for weapons, sub weapons, and special weapons. Another slew of bug fixes are coming as well.

Note that players can look forward to the next update at the end of the current season, with Nintendo largely focusing on more weapon balance adjustments and adding features for the new season beginning in September.

Here’s the full rundown of the new update:

Splatoon 3 Splatfest 7 results Ice Cream

Another Splatfest for Splatoon 3 is in the books and the results are in for the ice cream event which had vanilla, strawberry, and mint chip battling it out for supremacy.

The halftime report from Nintendo showed that Team Vanilla had the slimmest of leads at 33.94 percent. Team Mint was in second with 33.40 percent, followed by Team Strawberry with 32.66 percent.

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Original (6/21): Nintendo has shared details on the next Splatfest for Splatoon 3. This time around, it’s carrying an ice cream theme.

Nintendo is asking a simple question this time around: is the best flavor vanilla, strawberry, or mint chip? Players will be able to weigh in from July 14 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET to July 16 at the same time.

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Splatoon 3 Deep Cut origins

The developers of Splatoon 3 have commented on the origins of Deep Cut, including why Nintendo didn’t just settle on making more idols.

Each entry in the series has introduced their own musical group. In Splatoon 1, we saw Callie and Marie of Squid Sisters fame. Splatoon 3 then introduced Pearl and Marine with Off the Hook. Both of those were essentially protagonist idol groups, but Splatoon 3 mixed things up. Deep Cut has the trio of Shiver, Frye, and Big Man and are actually more like antagonists. 

Splatoon 3 Tricolor Turf War

Splatoon 3 introduced Tricolor Turf Wars as one of its big new features, and the developers behind the game have now discussed how it came to be.

Tricolor Turf War puts a spin on Splatfests that started out with the series’ very first game. During the second half of these events, three teams fight at the same time and it’s up to the first-place team to defend themselves in the 4-v-2-v-2 match type.

Splatoon 3 rant Nintendo meeting

Some bizarre situations have occurred at Nintendo’s financial meetings in the past, but one of the strangest happenings took place earlier today.

The Big N held its annual shareholder meeting, and per usual, it included a Q&A session. Reports have surfaced that someone was ranting “loudly” about female characters’ perceived preferential treatment in Splatoon 3 regarding customization. This person felt there is a lack of options for male characters, including hairstyles and emotes, compared to those available to the female counterpart.

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Splatoon 3 DLC

The developers of Splatoon 3 have discussed the game’s DLC, including Side Order which will be released in the future.

Director Hisashi Nogami along with co-directors Shintaro Sato and Seita Inoue weighed in as part of a recent interview with Famitsu. According to Nogami, Side Order will feature “completely new and different” gameplay. Whereas the main game is based on the final Splatfest for Splatoon 2 in which Team Chaos defeated Team Order, the new DLC is based on the latter side coming out on top. And yes, we’ll be seeing Off the Hook.

You can find our translation below, which also includes talk about why Inkopolis was brought back for the first part of the Expansion Pass DLC.

Splatoon 3 update 4.0.2

The next Splatoon 3 update has been announced with Nintendo readying version 4.0.2. It should be available on June 13, 2023.

Several fixes are planned for multiplayer. Additionally, Nintendo is improving things in Salmon Run and Splatsville to get the game running faster.

Below are the full patch notes for the Splatoon 3 version 4.0.2 update:

Splatoon 3 update 4.0.1

Another update for Splatoon 3 is here, with Nintendo making version 4.0.1 available.

Version 4.0.0 previously went live earlier in the week in time for Sizzle Season 2023. However, a couple of issues were discovered. Nintendo was on the case quickly and issued a follow-up patch to take care of those problems. You’ll want to download and install the update for the smoothest experience.

The full patch notes for the Splatoon 3 version 4.0.1 update are as follows:

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