Nintendo’s Squid Research Lab introduces brush weapons, a returning weapon category with the release of Splatoon 3.
Brush weapons swing and splatter ink onto opponents within a close range in Splatoon 3. Rapid-fire brushes may cover a lot of ground with ink while moving at a fast pace compared to other Splatoon 3 weapons.
“Squid Research Lab here, ready to brush up on brushes!” Nintendo said. “Hold ZR while using a brush to sprint at a tremendous speed and lay down a tactical ribbon of ink. You can also use rapid-fire brush swings to turn an opponent’s face into the kind of abstract art that’s worth millions!”
Two weapons were showcased: the Inkbrush and the Octobrush. The Inkbrush is a balanced weapon, but it makes up for the lack of power with fast strikes and agile movement. The Octobrush is a harder hitting and farther reaching brush weapon in comparison. In the hands of a skilled player, the Octobrush is a counter to the Inkbrush, and vice versa.
The Octobrush is a work of art itself, crafted from the finest wood and fitted with bristles hand selected for massive ink retention. As you’d expect, it splashes hard and far but uses lots of ink with each stroke. Still, even as a scientist, I know a masterpiece when I see one. pic.twitter.com/ZufZl0FTNI
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A Splatoon 3-themed Nintendo Switch OLED model releases on August 26 worldwide. Splatoon 3 releases on September 9 for Nintendo Switch. Lastly, a new Splatoon 3-themed carrying case and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller releases alongside the game.