Nintendo and ReedPop announced Splatoon 3 will be featured at PAX West 2022 as a key showcase title before its early September release.
The latest details are available below via Nintendo:
PAX West attendees eager to jump into the world of Splatoon 3 will also have a chance to play a demo of multiplayer Turf War battles before the full game launches. Multiple teams of four will compete to ink the most turf on the map within three minutes. Both newcomers and Splatoon series veterans are invited to give the game a try! A free Warp Pipe Pass is required to play Splatoon 3 at the Nintendo Booth, and starting today, fans can register for the chance to reserve a free Warp Pipe Pass.* Registration is now open at https://experience.nintendo.com and ends Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
This year’s PAX West will also be a treat for competitive players, as well as those who enjoy the thrill of watching friendly rivals battle it out. The top finishers from this summer’s Splatoon 2 Inkopolis Showdown 2022 tournament have been invited to Seattle to compete in North America’s first-ever Splatoon 3 invitational on Sept. 5 in the PAX Arena. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup 2022 invitational will also be held at PAX West on Sept 5. Twelve top racers from this summer’s Mario Kart North American Open July 2022 tournament will compete to decide the fastest racer. Both tournaments will be livestreamed via Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
Additionally, PAX West’s Almost Pro open tournament, taking place Sept. 2-4, will showcase the next stop on the Panda Cup featuring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The winner of this open tournament will be invited to compete in the Panda Cup Finale in December!
Lastly, Splatoon 3 releases September 9 for Nintendo Switch.