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Splatoon 2 Salmon Run Bosses Return in Splatoon 3

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Splatoon 2 Salmon Run Bosses Return in Splatoon 3

When people go through Salmon Run in Splatoon 3, they will see familiar Boss Salmonids, as Nintendo confirmed all Splatoon 2 bosses will return. The update came after the February 2022 Nintendo Direct. New screenshots of some returning foes showed up too.

Here’s a look at some of the Splatoon 2 Salmon Run bosses in Splatoon 3. (Note that 10 bosses total appeared in the previous game and well be back.) In many cases, multiple Boss Salmonids appear in a single screenshot.

First, this screenshot shows a Steelhead Boss Salmonid. In the background, there’s a Steel Eel.
Steelhead Steel Eel

The Steelhead and Steel Eel Splatoon 3 Salmon Run bosses are joined by a Flyfish in this image.
Splatoon 2 Salmon Run Bosses Return in Splatoon 3

Meanwhile, an Inkling is going head-to-head against a Flyfish in this screenshot.
Flyfish

Finally, the last image shows a Stinger attacking an Inkling.
Splatoon 2 Salmon Run Bosses Return in Splatoon 3

We also have a name for the Splatoon 3 Salmon Run map shown in the Nintendo Direct. It is called Sockeye Station. This would mark the first Salmonid-centric map. The Splatoon 2 maps tended to be more neutral ground.

Splatoon 3 will appear on the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2022. Splatoon 2 is available on the system now.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.