Nintendo revealed more information about the new Splatoon 3 weapon – the S-BLAST ’92. Revealed as part of the Sizzle Season anouncement, the new weapon is a Blaster based on the Super Scope peripheral released for the SNES.
This new Splatoon 3 weapon has been confirmed to have two different firing modes. On the ground, the S-BLAST ’92 has a long-range shot with a small blast. If you jump, however, the shot will be much shorter, but have a much larger blast. The video released on the official Splatoon account also confirmed that the weapon’s kit will also include the Sprinkler sub-weapon and the Reefslider special.
SRL Ballistics here. Wooo! It's good to be back. And we are SO BACK with exclusive imagery of the new S-BLAST '92. What a weapon. This baby has two firing modes—one designed for precision and range, and the other designed for EXCUSE ME and KA-SPLOOSH! pic.twitter.com/n8I7Ar4hq5
— Splatoon North America (@SplatoonNA) May 17, 2023
The S-BLAST ’92 is notable for taking its design from the Super Scope, originally released for the SNES. As the Splatoon 3 weapon’s name suggests, it released in 1992 in North America and Europe. It was supported by games such as Yoshi’s Safari and Battle Clash. The Super Scope was most recently seen in the Super Smash Bros series as a random item drop.
It’s not the first time Splatoon has used a real-world light gun peripheral as a basis for a weapon either. Past Splatoon games have featured the N-ZAP weapons, which were based on the NES Zapper, used for games such as Duck Hunt.
Splatoon 3 is out now for the Nintendo Switch. Sizzle Season kicks off on June 1, 2023.