Splatoon 3: Two installments of Splatoon is out. The first game in the series was named Splatoon 2. The game was the first one in the series to get a story mode. Ever since the Splatoon released, there have been many hopes that were sparked that more content was coming up in 2020. This could be a new game, or maybe a new feature? All gamers are pretty hopeful that Splatoon 3 would happen in the future. When will it, though? Here is all we know-
Has It Been Announced?
Back in 2019, Nintendo shared a festive picture of Marie, Pearl, and Carlie on their social media. They captioned the picture with “The stars from Splatoon 2 and Splatoon are fresh, even in the frosty times. They posed a question of where is Maria? in the post. This gave all the fans a hint that started a number of speculations on what could be happening to Splatoon 3. There were a number of questions as if this post meant that Splatoon 3 was happening? This news could have been the perfect holiday gift.
However, not everyone was convinced of these speculations. One fan says that he is guessing that this announcement has nothing to do with what could be coming up in the future. Since that it was the festive season, maybe Marina would have gone back to Octo Canyon to celebrate Christmas in their own form.
Along with that, Nogami is also busy with working on Animal Crossing. Splatoon 2 is also getting updated so, Splatoon 3 getting ready so soon seems a bit difficult. However, contradicting that, another fan added that last year in Christmas Splatfest, Marina said that she does not have a family to return to for the holidays.
Then all these speculations soon cleared up when Nintendo posted another picture on social media. It showed all the characters that one can expect. It turned out that Marina hadn’t gone anywhere but was behind the camera clicking the picture. The good news here is, there are a lot of chances that Splatoon will bring some positive news in 2020.
When Can Splatoon 3 Release?
Nintendo games usually release in their own timelines. They are only released when the developers feel that the game is ready and is fully complete. Since Animal Crossing: New Horizons released, Nintendo developing team has been working hard on the whole post-release content from the game. If we consider Splatoon’s development cycle into consideration, we can assume that Animal Crossing will take at least two more years for all the updates.
There was a seven-year time gap between Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But then, Nintendo has spent a number of spin-offs between these seven years. About Splatoon releases, there was only a two-year gap between the first and the second game.
Splatoon has had a number of new weapons, stages, and modes. There are a number of bugs that need to be fixed. So, one can say that for Splatoon 3 to be the complete version, Nintendo will have to invest heavily in the game. With all that said, given the kind of work the game would need, we can say that it would not release before 2021.