Splatoon 3 Splatfast: when and how to participate

Rock, paper, scissors, splat!

With Splatoon 3’s launch fast approaching, Nintendo held a Direct sharing loads of new information. Though players can’t play the full release until September 9, an early playtest is coming out before the end of August!

Splatoon 3 Splatfests have three choices instead of just two, with three teams battling for supremacy, and the winners get all the glory. The event is for one day only, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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Like previous Splatfests, users can download this test in advance from the Nintendo eShop. Players won’t need to sign up, but you need a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Head to the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere page to pre-order this upcoming test. Register as soon as possible to ensure you get your code in time!

Splatoon 3 8/27 Splatfest Theme

Splatoon 3 Splatfest options
Image via Nintendo

The theme of the Splatfest on August 27 is Rock, Paper, or Scissors. Users can select their team and battle other teams when it starts in multi-phase events. Unlike the last few iterations of Splatfest, the event ends in a Tri-Color Turf War.

In this new event, the leading team’s four members try to defend their turf from two members of each opposing team. Whoever claims the hill at the end wins, but be careful. It won’t be easy to dethrone the leaders.

Splatoon 3 Tricolor Turf War
Image via Nintendo

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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