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Nintendo released a new trailer for Splatoon 3 where they revealed that it will be coming out on September 9th:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkz-PjCQjWk&ab_channel=Nintendo

They also announced that the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 is now added to the NSO expansion pack:

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Awesome!

Btw it's called Octo Expansion, not Octopath.



Kakadu18 said:

Awesome!

Btw it's called Octo Expansion, not Octopath.

Right. My mind crossed some wires.



So that's the reason why Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was preponed to July.

At first sight at the new trailer you could think that you're watching Splatoon 2. Many things are copied into Splatoon 3. I hope there's enough new and interesting things that justify a successor.



siebensus4 said:

So that's the reason why Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was preponed to July.

At first sight at the new trailer you could think that you're watching Splatoon 2. Many things are copied into Splatoon 3. I hope there's enough new and interesting things that justify a successor.

Literally all the specials and the music are new. It only looks like Splatoon 2 if you haven't played Splatoon 2. I've also noticed some new outfits and haircuts.

Edit: Also the sqawn points work completely different.

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Kakadu18 said:
siebensus4 said:

So that's the reason why Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was preponed to July.

At first sight at the new trailer you could think that you're watching Splatoon 2. Many things are copied into Splatoon 3. I hope there's enough new and interesting things that justify a successor.

Literally all the specials and the music are new. It only looks like Splatoon 2 if you haven't played Splatoon 2. I've also noticed some new outfits and haircuts.

True, but it immediately comes off to me as something that could've been part of a DLC update rather than a full priced new game. Kind of like Overwatch and Overwatch 2.

I wonder if the single player campaign will be much more fleshed out this time that they're just not showing! The first 2 games campaigns kinda felt more like advanced tutorials just getting you ready for multiplayer



Was kinda hoping it was gonna be August, (or July before Xenoblade 3 was dated for then) but it's still nice to finally have a concrete date, and the game itself look just as awesome as the first two, can't wait! :)



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Kakadu18 said:
siebensus4 said:

So that's the reason why Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was preponed to July.

At first sight at the new trailer you could think that you're watching Splatoon 2. Many things are copied into Splatoon 3. I hope there's enough new and interesting things that justify a successor.

Literally all the specials and the music are new. It only looks like Splatoon 2 if you haven't played Splatoon 2. I've also noticed some new outfits and haircuts.

Edit: Also the sqawn points work completely different.

I played Splatoon 2 and think 3 looks just like it. Like obviously it has its differences, like the ones you pointed out, but it still seems like the same "base" game, same engine, same physics, same movement, and probably a lot of the same weapons, stages and assets in general. Maybe about as big a difference as between 1 and 2, which was passable back then because of the short time between them, now it's just... Feels like the series is stagnant already, and reluctant to take a step forward in any meaningful way. Feels like Nintendo's Call of Duty really.




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I remember in the run up to Splatoon 2 hearing takes about how it's "not a proper sequel" or "just Splatoon 1.5" despite it having a new campaign, new hub, new graphics, new music, new modes, new weapons, new maps, and pretty much everything else that constitutes a sequel for this kind of game.

I really don't get the negativity towards the Splatoon sequels in this regard.
Yes, they're iterative, evolutionary rather than revolutionary, but that goes for the majority of sequels in gaming.
Not every game in a series has to reinvent the wheel, sometimes it's enough to just give people more of what we like.



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curl-6 said:

I remember in the run up to Splatoon 2 hearing takes about how it's "not a proper sequel" or "just Splatoon 1.5" despite it having a new campaign, new hub, new graphics, new music, new modes, new weapons, new maps, and pretty much everything else that constitutes a sequel for this kind of game.

I really don't get the negativity towards the Splatoon sequels in this regard.
Yes, they're iterative, evolutionary rather than revolutionary, but that goes for the majority of sequels in gaming.
Not every game in a series has to reinvent the wheel, sometimes it's enough to just give people more of what we like.

It made sense for 2 to be iterative because Nintendo obviously wanted Splatoon on the Switch and that meant less time to make a different game, instead they could take everything from the first one and refine into a much better sequel and add a lot more content. It was totally fine for what it was.

Now it's just like... everyone expected this to be a once-per-generation series like Smash or Mario Kart. Both of which are series whose games are pretty different from each other, while still retaining the basics and essence of what makes them what they are. No one is asking Nintendo to make an open-world Splatoon, just that they could put some ambition into it.

It saddens me because I really love Splatoon but a lot of that love came from how promising it was as an IP and now it feels like its potential is being wasted.




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