Splatoon 3 Will Have 12 Stages At Launch
Splatoon 3 is on its way with a dozen stages total. Those stages will include past maps from Splatoon 1 and 2, but also five brand-new stages just for Splatoon 3.
Today's Splatoon Direct confirmed three stages return from Splatoon 1, including Hammerhead Bridge, Museum D'Alfonsino, and Mahi-Mahi Resort. From Splatoon 2 comes Inkblot Art Academy, Sturgeon Shipyard, Makomart, and Wahoo World. And new for Splatoon 3 comes Scorch Gorge, Eeltail Alley, Hagglefish Market, Undertow Spillway, and Mincemeat Metalworks.
We got our first look at Mincemeat Metalworks some weeks ago. Based on a metal scrapyard found in a previously sunken cargo ship, now it serves as a battleground for turf wars between Inklings and Octolings. So too does Undertow Spillway, and underground flood bypass for Splatsvill. Expect plenty of cover from massive pillars that allow players to use the new Squid Surge ability to great effect.
Next up is Eeltail Alley, a gentrified neighborhood in Splatsville. First shown with the Splatoon 3 trailer, Eeltail Allet adds some urban combat to the game. There's also Scorch Gorge, a battle set in a desert waste that used to be a national park. And finally, there's the new Hagglefish Market. A floating fish market with tons of vendors lining the sides, Hagglefish Market offers more open sightlines than most maps coming in Splatoon 3. Be careful not to step off the pier.
Here's the full list for your reference:
- Inkblot Art Academy – Returns from Splatoon 2
- Sturgeon Shipyard – Returns from Splatoon 2
- Makomart – Returns from Splatoon 2
- Wahoo World – Returns from Splatoon 2
- Hammerhead Bridge – Returns from Splatoon 1
- Museum D'Alfonsino – Returns from Splatoon 1
- Mahi-Mahi Resort – Returns from Splatoon 1
- Scorch Gorge
- Eeltail Allet
- Hagglefish Market
- Undertow Spillway
- Mincemeat Metalworks
These won't be the only maps Splatoon 3 receives, as Nintendo promises more stages are on the way following Splatoon 3's release.
In addition to the new maps, Splatoon 3 plans to bring new weapons, tons of new customizations (and more for the next two years), as well as the thrilling conclusion to the Inklings saga. You can check out today's Splatoon Direct to get more. Splatoon 3 arrives September 9 only on the Nintendo Switch.
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