Nintendo confirmed that Splatoon 3 will include all basic weapons from the first two games and specifically cited three "shooter" ones.

Splatoon 1 and 2 Basic Weapons Will Appear in Splatoon 3

When playing Splatoon 3, folks’ staple weapons from Splatoon and Splatoon 2 will show up. Nintendo confirmed that “basic” weapons will be back. It also shared a picture showing some of those returning pieces of equipment. It followed that up with details about three “shooter” types that will be back in the new game.

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First, in the new image seven Splatoon 3 weapons appeared. From left to right, the Sploosh-o-matic, Jet Squelcher, .52 Gal, Splattershot Pro, Aerospray, L-3 Nozzlenose, and N-Zap all showed up. All seven are classified as shooter weapons in game.

It then offered three brief videos in tweets looking at returning weapons and how they will change in Splatoon 3. First is the Splattershot.

Next is the Splattershot Jr.

Finally, the .96 Gal showed up.

In addition to old weapons, Nintendo’s gone over new ones heading to Splatoon 3. In particular, three showed up so far. One is the Stringer bow. Another is the Ink Vac. Finally, there’s the Triple Airstrike.

Splatoon 3 will appear on the Nintendo Switch on September 9, 2022.


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