The latest Splatfest for Splatoon 3 has been announced by Nintendo, and it’s a food fight to the finish for the month of January.
Including the beta Splatfest in August centered around Rock, Scissors, and Paper, the first three Splatfests for Splatoon 3 have been huge successes.
Players of Splatoon 3 have, unsurprisingly, great hopes for what’s to come.
Nintendo believes it has found the answer by making the next Splatfest theme a feast for the eyes and appetites of Splatoon 3 participants.
It’s true that Splatfests with a culinary focus have appeared before in other Splatoon titles.
The original Splatoon featured a variety of Splatfests, including Marshmallows vs. Hot Dogs and Burgers vs. Pizza in the Americas, Eating vs. Sleeping and Delicious vs. Disgusting (regarding pineapple on pizza) in Europe, and many more in Japan, such as Rice vs. Bread, Lemon Tea vs. Milk Tea, and Mountain Food vs. Sea Food.
The pattern carried over into Splatoon 2.
At least six food-related Splatfests took place in North America alone, with two of them featuring the now-famous Mayo vs. Ketchup showdown.
Players could be certain that they will be experiencing a brand new setting in Splatoon 3 thanks to the introduction of 3-player Splatfests.
Nintendo skipped over particular meals in favor of three broad classifications.
The upcoming Splatfest in Splatoon 3 will have three flavors: Spicy, Sweet, and Sour.
With the inclusion of Sour flavors, it’s safe to assume that this Splatfest is targeting the Japanese market; nevertheless, underdogs sometimes surprise in Splatfests, so the Spicy and Sweet teams shouldn’t count them out.
The Spicy, Sweet, and Sour Splatfest will go out this Friday, January 6 at 4:00PM PT and run through this Sunday, January 8 at the same time.
That’s right, the victor of the Splatfest will be determined after two full days of bloody battles.
There will also be an in-game Sneak Peek that will allow players to choose their team for Splatoon 3 before the official release.
Beginning on December 30th, you may check out the sneak peek.
The last Splatfest for Splatoon 3 took place in the middle of November, and it was a Pokemon-themed combat between the elements of fire, grass, and water.
With a soon-to-be-announced kickoff date, Splatoon 3’s timetable for its second Splatfest is as tight as ever, spanning only around two months.
That’s significantly slower than the cadence of monthly Splatfests for Splatoon 2, at least when it was regularly supported, though some players prefer them to be rarer to make them stand out.
Undoubtedly, Splatoon 3 gamers are looking forward to the arrival of another Splatfest, regardless of how appealing the culinary theme may or may not be.
When a new Splatfest rolls around, the Splatoon community experiences a surge of enthusiasm and innovation.
It’s time to prep some fun fan art to share in-game, with a couple weeks left before the Splatfest starts on January 6, 2023.