Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass Announced During Nintendo Direct

    Players can expect two waves of new content for Splatoon 3.

    An expansion pass for Splatoon 3 has been announced during today’s Nintendo Direct along with a new trailer for it. This expansion pass comes with two waves of content, the first of which will be available this spring. This first wave will focus on the location of Inkopolis. As of writing, there is currently no release window for Wave 2. According to Nintendo of America’s Twitter account, the first expansion will let players “relive a functional version of Inkopolis from the original Splatoon game”.

    Players can purchase the expansion pass today. Of course, this expansion pass will require a copy of Splatoon 3 to play its contents. Splatoon 3 is currently exclusively available for Nintendo Switch to purchase physically and digitally.

    More Info for the Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass

    Here is a description of the expansion pass via Nintendo:

    ThINK you’re ready for something fun? This paid DLC for the Splatoon 3 game features two waves of content. The first wave includes Inkopolis. You can make this splat-tastic place from the original Splatoon game your stomping ground. Wave 1 also includes Inkopolis Plaza, which has changed over the past several years with some new shopkeepers. The Squid Sisters will perform here during Splatfests, too! In the second wave of this DLC, a new single-player campaign called Side Order super jumps to the Splatoon 3 game. See what’s become of Inkopolis Square, the central area featured in the Splatoon 2 game. The Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass will be available for purchase later today in Nintendo eShop, with Wave 1 launching this springWave 2, Side Order, will launch in the future. Players will be able to download a content pack that contains bonus in-game items after purchasing the Expansion Pass.

    Announcement Trailer:

    Did you miss anything else from today’s Nintendo Direct? Follow more of Final Weapon’s coverage here. Also, be sure to stay tuned for more updates on Splatoon 3’s expansion pass!



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