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Nintendo has announced that Splatoon 3 will launch on September 9 for Nintendo Switch.


The Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC will also be added to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership at no additional cost. This single-player expansion was previously a separate purchase.


Splatoon 3 was first announced last year and includes the fan-favorite co-op mode Salmon Run as well as a new single-player campaign called Return of the Mammalians.


RELATED: Splatoon 3 Goes For a Salmon Run in New Trailer Previewing the Popular Mode


Splatoon 3 was originally planned to release this summer, but it’s now coming in September. Similarly, Nintendo recently revealed Xenoblade Chronicle 3‘s release date as July 29, which was originally scheduled for a September launch.



Source: Official Nintendo of America Twitter



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