Nintendo announced the April Splatfest for Splatoon 3. This one has a cryptid theme, asking players to indulge their inner conspiracy theorist to decide on which one is most likely to be real. It will begin on April 1, 2023.
The three cryptids the Splatfest is asking players to debate are the Loch Ness Monster (“Nessie”), aliens and Bigfoot. As always, each member of Deep Cut will be representing a team, with Shiver repping Nessie, Frye arguing for aliens, and Big Man appropriately standing for Bigfoot.
SRL Paranormal Science team reporting on the theme for the 5th Splatfest. Which of these is real—Nessie, aliens, or Bigfoot? This will advance our research tremendously, and it goes from 5 PM PT on 3/31 to 5 PM PT on 4/2. Please join in and help us resolve this once and for all! pic.twitter.com/L3csqUz38X
— Splatoon North America (@SplatoonNA) March 16, 2023
Splatoon 3‘s April Splatfest will run for 48 hours from midnight UTC on April 1, 2023 until midnight UTC on April 3, 2023. The sneak peek event begins on March 24, 2023 so players can prepare. Here, players can start earning conch shells from the Shell-Out Machine as a well as choose their teams in the plaza.
This marks the fifth Splatfest since the release of Splatoon 3 in September 2022. Previous themes included what players would bring to a desert island, Pokémon types, preferred flavors and types of chocolate. There was also a Splatfest prior to the release of the game, released as a time limited demo, the Splatoon 3 World Premiere. The theme of that Splatfest was rock-paper-scissors.
Splatoon 3 is out now for Nintendo Switch. The April Splatfest takes place April 1-2, 2023.