The new Splatoon 3 trailer hides a hint about its release date this summer


The new Splatoon 3 trailer hides a hint about its release date this summer

Last night we were able to see a new gameplay of the Salmon Run Next Wave mode in Splatoon 3… that apparently hides a clue about its release date. The game will arrive this summer.

Yesterday there was a new nintendo direct (here you can read the most complete summary), with big surprises announced, new trailers and game release dates for Nintendo Switch.

As expected, Splatoon 3 was present at the Direct. The new installment of the IP shooter of Nintendo confirmed its launch for this summer… although without giving more details about it.

It is a joy to see the return of the Salmon Run Next Wave mode, which in Splatoon 3 will allow us form teams of 4 players to face the hordes of enemy salmon. Below you can see the corresponding gameplay.

The fact is that this trailer hides a clue about the release date of Splatoon 3. A group of fans discovered it and shared the find on Reddit…and there’s even a specific release date for the game.

Beyond the window for ”summer 2022”, these players discovered that there are a hidden QR code in gameplay. Specifically, at the 0:55 mark of the 2:34 minutes that the trailer lasts in total.

Both these players and other media (via GamesRadar) ensure that it is possible to scan this hidden QR. When doing so, we are shown a date: August 18, 2022. Quite a pleasant surprise.

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After carrying out the relevant checks, we confirm that the QR exists, and that in effect reveals said date. We don’t know if he’s referring to the release of Splatoon 3, but it’s likely looking at the window for this summer.

Nintendo has not confirmed this information. We remind you that this QR hides 55 seconds into gameplay Salmon Run Next Wave, which you can see above in this news. Curious to say the least… and suspicious.

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Beyond this leaked date, there is no doubt that Splatoon 3 is one of the great Switch exclusives for this 2022. The aforementioned game mode was already available in Splatoon 2and was one of the favorites for the players.

Splatoon 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch this same summerStill no confirmed release date. If the QR leak is true, that means the title would be available next August 18thjust in time to liven up those summer nights.


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