Nintendo recap: Splatoon 3 Splatfest underway today, no purchase necessary

Hello all and welcome to another Nintendo recap. There were several exciting announcements this week thanks to Gamescom as well as a Nintendo Treehouse video showing off Splatoon 3 gameplay. We’ll talk about all of the important reveals from these events. Plus, if you’re a Splatoon fan or are curious about the upcoming game, you can participate in the free Splatfest World Premiere this weekend.

In other news, Nintendo says it plans on reducing packaging for the Nintendo Switch and we finally got a release date for Sonic Frontiers. Plenty more is waiting below so let’s get a move on.

Play Splatoon 3 Splatfest free this weekend

Splatoon 3: Shiver, Big Man, and Frye

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The very first Splatoon 3 Splatfest is currently underway today, Aug. 27 from 9:00 am PT to 9:00 pm PT. Players choose a team — either Rock (blue), Paper (yellow), or Scissors (red) — and then duke it out online in paint-based turf wars with the other opposing teams as their opponents.


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