Nintendo’s much-anticipated announcement about the Splatoon 3 expansion has finally arrived, revealing that the ‘Side Order’ DLC will be available on February 22, 2024. This addition, part of the game’s Wave 2 expansion pass, promises to introduce players to an exciting new chapter in the Splatoon universe, complete with fresh gameplay elements and intriguing story developments.
The centerpiece of the Side Order DLC is the Spire of Order, a brand-new location that offers a unique setting for the game’s latest adventures. A recent teaser trailer released by Nintendo gave fans a glimpse into this new world, featuring Agent 8, the protagonist from Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion, asleep on a train before arriving at the Spire of Order. The trailer teases a mysterious voice calling out to Agent 8, setting the stage for the upcoming journey.
In Side Order, players will see the return of familiar characters and the introduction of new ones. Agent 8 will encounter a character named Acht, who has a past connection with Marina, one of the hosts from Splatoon 2.
Additionally, Pearl, Marina’s co-host, appears to have a role in the DLC, albeit in a robotic form, adding another layer to the storyline and providing Agent 8 with companionship on their quest.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Side Order DLC is the introduction of color chips. These chips will allow players to modify Agent 8’s abilities, such as boosting run speed and increasing damage. The premise of restoring color to the Spire of Order, presumably using Agent 8’s colored ink, hints at innovative gameplay mechanics and challenges that await players.
As fans eagerly anticipate the release of this DLC, there is much speculation and excitement about how these new elements will enhance the Splatoon 3 experience. The combination of a new environment, character development, and gameplay innovations suggests that Side Order will be a significant and refreshing addition to the Splatoon series.